Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change

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An inside look at one organization

 

Planned Performance

Here's how the International Planned Parenthood Federation is working to build a new global performance culture. Includes magazine extras.

 
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From Petitions to Decisions

After Change.org placed petitions at the center of its platform, the size of its membership soared. But operating a high-volume petition site isn’t enough for its leaders. Includes magazine extras.

 
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Franchising a “Fireball”

Aflatoun, a global social and financial education program, is relying on partnerships rather than centralized control to scale up.

 
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Growth Force

A few years ago, the Salesforce.com Foundation revamped its revenue model. Today, it's not just a grantmaker. It's a rapidly expanding software vendor.

 
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How the Hub Found Its Center

After a period of crisis and transition, Impact Hub has emerged as an organization that is partly a movement, partly a business, and partly a network.

 
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Across the Digital Divide

One Laptop per Child Australia has developed a visionary program to bring digital technology to children in remote areas.

 

Labor of Love

Ai-jen Poo, cofounder and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and 2014 McArthur genius grant recipient, is building a movement to improve the lives of 2.5 million US home care workers.

 

Diversifying NGO Leadership

There was a time when the all the senior staff of international NGOs working in developing countries came from North America and Europe. That is changing.

 

The Encore Fellowships Network

In just two years, the Encore Fellowships Network used a network-scaling model to grow from a single pilot program to 200 organizations operating nationwide.

 
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Sexually Transmitted Altruism

DKT International, founded by one of the largest erotica distributors in the United States, provides contraceptives to approximately 50 million people a year in the developing world.