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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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.

 
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Why Nonprofit Mergers Continue to Lag

The three hurdles that nonprofit managers must overcome to create successful mergers. Includes magazine extras.

 

Inside the Buy-One Give-One Model

The buy-one give-one model popularized by TOMS shoes is growing in popularity and in its social impact.

 

Lessons in Forging Global Change

The successful 15-year campaign to eliminate mercury-based medical devices provides lessons for others creating large-scale social change.

 

The Paradox of Fair Trade

In 2011, a rift opened within the fair trade movement. What are the tensions that drove otherwise like-minded activists to form rival camps.

 

Social Innovation From the Inside Out

Through "inscaping," people in a social purpose organization can excel at developing new ideas and practices. Includes special online extras.

 
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The Secret of Scale

How powerful civic organizations like the NRA and AARP build membership, make money, and sway public policy.

 

When Good Is Not Good Enough

The sector needs to shift its attention from modest goals that provide short-term relief to bold goals that provide long-term solutions.