Current Research

Adjunct Professor Paul Jansen is investigating the function of governance within the boards of directors of nonprofit organizations. Jansen and EWMBA student Helen Hatch have interviewed 30 seasoned board members to understand the practice and aspiration of governance practice on the board.
Adjunct Professor Nora Silver is writing four case studies focused on alternative forms of leadership in diversity focused social enterprises. The case studies cover: co-leadership, diffuse volunteer leadership, BIPOC leadership and succession planning, and succession of leaders from different generations in an ethnic community-based organization.

Summer 2020

In partnership with Dalberg Advisors, CSSL produced a study for Bank of the West on the financial needs of social enterprises in California. (Results proprietary)