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Thinking about Talent: The Key to Successful Nonprofit Management

Speaker(s): 
Sal Giambanco, Director of Human Capital and Operations, Omidyar Network
Published: April 26, 2013
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Download  1 hour 20 minutes, recorded 2012-09-11
More from this series: Nonprofit Management Institute
In partnership with: Stanford Social Innovation Review

Credits:

Steven Ng
Anisha Mudaliar
Zach Jenson

Promoting Philanthropy Through Collaboration

Speaker(s): 
Aaron Hurst, Founder & President, Taproot Foundation
Published: April 11, 2011
Download  17 minutes, 7.9mb, recorded 2011-03-08
More from this series: Social Innovation Live
In partnership with: Ashkon Jafari

Credits:

Jeremy Glenn
Marguerite Rigoglioso
Ash Jafari
Taproot Foundation

The Emerging Social Impact Market

Speaker(s): 
Andrew Wolk, CEO, Root Cause
Published: December 08, 2010
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Download  1 hour 08 minutes, 31.4mb, recorded 2010-10-05
In partnership with: Stanford Social Innovation Review

Credits:

Steven Ng
Tamara Straus
Hayley Tobin

An interview with Jeremy Sokulsky (MBA '04)

Jeremy Sokulsky (MBA '04)

Published: October 11, 2011

Affiliation:
GSB Alum
What are your causes?

Lake Tahoe, Environmental Restoration, Government Performance

How do you contribute?

Management consulting to government land managers, environmental regulators and private conservation investors. I developed an environmental accounting structure that is the basis for water quality management to restore Lake Tahoe clarity. The Lake Clarity Crediting Program motivates effective action to restore lake clarity by defining environmental benefits from restoration projects and reporting those results annually. Lake Clarity Credits are being used to prioritize the investment of public funds and to define flexible performance targets for regulations.

What are important lessons you learned?

Applying performance measures and incentives in the public sector works to make bureaucrats act like investors with public funds. It is possible to shift environmental policy to incentivize environmental improvement in ways that create economic and community benefits, as opposed to the current set of policies that only prevent degradation and restrict economic activity.

What are your favorite social innovation resources?

Foundations of Success, Ecosystem Commons

Any last thought you would like to share?

This approach to quantifying and reporting environmental benefits is equally applicable to community and social sustainability. We are actively working on expanding the performance measures and accounting structure to support sustainability planning and implementation efforts in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

An interview with Michael DeLapa (MBA '85)

Michael DeLapa (MBA '85)

What are your causes?

Environmental health, land use policy, ocean conservation, energy and climate, Monterey County politics, public participation in policy-making, youth sports, in particular beach volleyball.

How do you contribute?

I co-founded three environmental nonprofits: LandWatch Monterey County, a land use and social advocacy group; the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, a "community foundation" for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; and Sea Studios Foundation, an environmental film, video, and social media organization. I also launched Environmental Defense Fund's California Fisheries Fund, serving as it's first fund director, and served on the board of directors of Save Our Shores. I'm currently an executive coach and strategic advisor to the new Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute.

What are important lessons you learned?

Have fun. Be challenged. Start a business or nonprofit with people you enjoy spending time with. Give generously of yourself. Coach kids sports as much as possible. Be persistent, but be patient. Don't do anything just for money. Love what you do.

What are your favorite social innovation resources?

Other social and private sector entrepreneurs. They're always thinking.

Any last thought you would like to share?

Stanford Business School and the Public Management Program provided a great educational foundation and professional network. It gave me the confidence to try a lot of different things in my career without fear of failure. I'm also thrilled that the new business school left the two sand volleyball courts alone. I continue to enjoy competitive games there a couple times a week.

Research: Improving Teamwork

Author: Jessica Ruvinsky
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2011
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Research: Nonprofits Aren’t More Commercial

Author: Jessica Ruvinsky
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2011
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Work-Life Balance: Men Want It, Too

Published: October 15, 2010
- Myra H. Strober, Professor Emerita of Education and of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business

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What’s Next: Unlocking Future Savings

Author: Suzie Boss
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2010
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Collaborative Change

Author: James Shulman
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2010
Topics: Nonprofits
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