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

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Civil Society

 

Social innovations that enrich society and enhance democratic participation

 
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Breakthrough Leadership

The saga of Molly Melching and Tostan, her Africa-based organization, illustrates the power of community-led change.

 
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Civic Work, Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service

Civic Work, Civic Lessons discusses the importance of engaging in public service, especially for younger people.

By Thomas Ehrlich & Ernestine Fu | Jul. 15, 2013
 

Social Innovation and Resilience: How One Enhances the Other

Social innovations must take into account the complexity of social problems and foster solutions resilient enough to adapt and survive.

 

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.

 

Mobilizing the Masses

The Liberty Hill Foundation concentrates on helping community activists create lasting change in Los Angeles.

 
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Contagious Health

A community-based program in rural Kentucky uses face-to-face social networks to promote wellness.

 

What Makes People Mobilize?

Protest movements don't emerge merely because people have something to protest. Many other factors come into play.

 
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Incentivizing Donor Registration

Does granting people priority for organ allocation affect their willingness to become organ donors?

 

Elusive Effectiveness

A look at how to examine the effectiveness of community advocacy and representation.

 
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Innovating Modern Democracy, in Brazil and Globally

The OGP partnership with Brazil represents a global challenge for government and civil society stakeholders to advance the concept of 21st-century democracy.