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

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New and in-depth explorations of solutions to social, environmental, or organizational problems

 
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Global Problem Solving Without the Globaloney

It’s time to put an end to the “flat world” thinking that guides the work of all too many social change organizations.

 
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The Rise of Gender Capitalism

Investing with a gender lens creates financial returns and improves the lives of women and girls and their communities.

 
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The Next Stage of Financial Inclusion

Research on the needs and habits of the poor shows that nonprofits can serve a vital function in expanding access to financial services.

 
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A New Vision for Funding Science

Philanthropic investment can close the funding gap between science research and the commercialization of science-based products.

 

Big Data for Social Innovation

Nonprofits lag behind business and science in using big data effectively.

 

Philanthropy in a Time of Polarization

The polarization of US politics is imposing new limits on how foundations can influence the policy process.

 

Creative Financing for Social Enterprise

Hybrid legal forms offer only a limited solution to the challenge of helping organizations access capital. Includes magazine extras.

 
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The Re-Emerging Art of Funding Innovation

A growing number of foundations are reintroducing risk-taking into their processes and portfolios as one way to create breakthrough change.

 

Meeting the Challenges of Global Health

In bringing health care to the developing world, innovators can benefit from lessons others learned the hard way. Includes magazine extras.

 
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Programs Aren’t Everything

The evaluation of nonprofit outcomes shouldn't focus exclusively on programmatic activity. Here's a look at what it means to take frontline work seriously.