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Nonprofit Strategy & Governance

Expanding its early focus on helping nonprofits operate more efficiently to the emerging space of social enterprises and the challenges of measuring social impact, our faculty have developed a body of knowledge that encompasses leadership, strategy, and governance of mission-driven organizations across the spectrum, from entrepreneurial ventures to more established firms.

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Activating a Legion of People

Bertina Ceccarelli When a company I was working for relocated to Omaha, I knew I wanted to stay in New York. I'd always imagined I'd do something in the nonprofit sector, but figured it would be at some point much later in my career. Then it just occurred to me: Well, why not now? That insight led […]

Featured Research

Zig-Zagging Your Way to Transformative Impact

By: V. Kasturi Rangan & Tricia Gregg
| Harward Business School Working Paper, No. 18-062

What Impact? A Framework for Measuring the Scale & Scope of Social Performance (pdf)

By: Alnoor Ebrahim & V. Kasturi Rangan
| California Management Review 56, No. 3

Let's be Realistic about Measuring Impact

By: Alnoor Ebrahim
| The Conference Board "Giving Thoughts" blog series
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Joining a Nonprofit Board: What You Need to Know

By: F. Warren McFarlan & Marc J. Epstein
| JOSSEY-BASS

Classic Cases

City Year at 30: Toward Long-Term Impact

By: Rosabeth Moss Kanter & James Weber
| CASE | HBS CASE COLLECTION

Subjects covered include: Growth and Development Strategy; Performance Efficiency; Resource Allocation; Change Management

Background Note: Examining the Case for Investing for Impact

By: Vikram S. Gandhi, Shawn Cole & Caitlin Reimers Brumme
| CASE | HBS CASE COLLECTION

KaBOOM!: Play at Scale

By: V. Kasturi Rangan & Sarah Appleby
| CASE | HBS CASE COLLECTION

Subjects covered include: Scaling Social Impact; Corporate Social Responsibility and Impact; Growth and Development Strategy

Endeavor: Creating a Global Movement for High-Impact Entrepreneurship

| CASE | HBS CASE COLLECTION

Subjects covered include: social enterprise.

Year Up: A Social Entrepreneur Builds High Performance

By: Allen S. Grossman & Naomi Greckol-Herlich
CASE | HBS CASE COLLECTION

Subjects covered include: board of directors, children and youth, nonprofit organizations, and strategic planning.