Jane Wei-Skillern is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a PhD from Stanford University and her research focuses on the leadership and management of social enterprises. She has examined the topics of nonprofit growth and management of multi-site nonprofits, and for nearly a decade, has been focused on nonprofit networks. Her research on nonprofit networks examines how nonprofit leaders that focus less on building their own institutions and instead invest to build strategic networks beyond their organizational boundaries can achieve dramatic gains in mission impact with the same or fewer resources.
Some of her pioneering research on nonprofit networks, such as “The Networked Nonprofit,” have been published in Stanford Social Innovation Review (Spring 2008). She has taught social entrepreneurship and nonprofit strategy to MBAs and executives for more than a decade and is one of the lead author of the Harvard Business School casebook, Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector (Sage Publications, 2007).