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




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


The Future of Health Care Access

Traditional health care is a hands-on affair. But a wave of technology-driven innovation signals the emergence of a compelling new model.


Unleashing Breakthrough Innovation in Government

Public sector innovators are improving government by replicating the market conditions that have fostered breakthroughs in the private sector.


The Growth of European Venture Philanthropy

Growing numbers of foundations, government agencies, and corporations in Europe are adopting venture philanthropy practices.


Why Nonprofits Should Operate Commuter Trains

The nonprofit sector has taken on the management of a wide range of heretofore government services. Some portions of mass transit should be next.


Bottom-Up Solutions to Mitigating Climate Change

NGOs, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and philanthropists need to help slow climate warming.


Listening to Those Who Matter Most, the Beneficiaries

The views of those who benefit from social programs offers insight into a program's effectiveness.


High Stakes Donor Collaborations

Pioneering groups of foundations and philanthropists have pooled their talent and resources to help solve social sector problems too big for any one to tackle alone.


China’s Quest to Adopt Electric Vehicles

The Chinese government’s effort to create an electric vehicle industry illuminates the promise and peril of economic development policies.


Assessing Advocacy

Grantmakers can use a quantitative framework to help them decide which advocacy programs to invest in, and advocacy organizations can use it to determine which approaches might be most effective.


The Permanent Disruption of Social Media

A new study highlights the realities of donor behavior and how organizations can redesign their outreach strategies to be more effective.