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


Corporate Philanthropy


Innovative ways that corporations can be more philanthropic and socially responsible


Not “Better Than Nothing”

Combining charity with financial gain can seriously tarnish others’ appreciation of altruistic efforts.


Growth Force

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


Do Volunteers Make Better Employees?

People who perform volunteer work, far from being distracted by it, tend to perform better at their jobs.


Off-the-Shelf or Do-It-Yourself?

How a company supports employee voluntarism depends on whether it participates in certain kinds of external networks.


Good (and Not-So-Good) Neighbors

Major local events, with some notable exceptions, spur locally based companies to increase charitable giving.


Empowerment Evaluation in the Digital Villages

Empowerment Evaluation in the Digital Villages examines a Hewlett-Packard initiative designed to empower three communities by bridging "the digital divide."

By David Fetterman | 3 | Nov. 26, 2012

Redefining Community Foundations

The CEO of the largest merged community foundation in the world reflects on the changing interests and identity of its donors.


Chris West

Chris West leverages the assets of the Shell Foundation and its corporate parent to improve the lives of low-income people in the developing world.

By Johanna Mair | 1 | Fall 2011
GIVE: The Six
Practices of Donors
Who Change the World
Leslie R. Crutchfield,
John V. Kania, &
Mark R. Kramer

Philanthropic Practices

Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World by Leslie R. Crutchfield, John V. Kania, & Mark R. Kramer

Reviewed By Matthew Bishop | 1 | Summer 2011

Do No Evil

Google DotOrg launched in 2004 with bold ambitions and almost $1 billion in seed funding. But the results have been less than stellar.

By Suzie Boss | 6 | Fall 2010