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


Individual Giving


Ideas to help individual donors and philanthropists be more effective


Giving 2.0: Getting Together to Give

Giving circles are powerful ways to transform the world while also transforming participants’ giving.

By Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen | 1 | Winter 2012

Giving Blind

Watch dog organizations don't reach most donors.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Winter 2012
Transform Your
Giving and Your World
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Go-Getters and Givers

Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Reviewed By Sally Osberg | Winter 2012

The Emotions of Aid

“One death is a tragedy; 1 million is a statistic,” Joseph Stalin is supposed to have said. The more people we see suffering, the less we care.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | 3 | Summer 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
Philanthropy That
Gets Results
Tom Tierney & Joel L.

Think Hard

Give Smart: Philanthropy That Gets Results by Tom Tierney & Joel L. Fleishman

Reviewed By Melissa A. Berman | Spring 2011

Wisdom of a Smaller Crowd

Philanthropedia cofounder Deyan Vitanov wants to make it easier for donors to see the impact of the organizations they fund.

By Suzie Boss | Fall 2010

Sell the Wind

What are social marketers to do when their target audience couldn’t care less about the change they want to make? Here's how one group got everyday people to care about alternative energy.

By Cathy L. Hartman & Edwin R. Stafford | Winter 2010

Research: Tiny Cues Trigger Altruism

A mere hint of affiliation is sufficient to increase helping.

By Alana Conner | Winter 2010

Rolls-Royce Radicals

Responsible Wealth, a Boston-based nonprofit, is convincing many affluent Americans to challenge the very rules that made them rich.

By Sandra Rothenberg & Maureen Scully | Winter 2007