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




Innovative ways to bridge the gap between donors and nonprofits


Mobilizing the Masses

The Liberty Hill Foundation concentrates on helping community activists create lasting change in Los Angeles.


Indexing Nonprofits

Donors want their money to be spent wisely, but knowing where to give can be difficult.


The Encore Fellowships Network

In just two years, the Encore Fellowships Network used a network-scaling model to grow from a single pilot program to 200 organizations operating nationwide.


Investing in Arab Entrepreneurs

Endeavor’s expansion to Egypt and Jordan is helping to create thousands of jobs.


Big Society Capital Marks a Paradigm Shift

How the UK’s social investment bank will harness entrepreneurship and capital to solve societal problems.


A Decade of Outcome-Oriented Philanthropy

The outgoing president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation reflects on the importance of strategic philanthropy.


The Rise of Social Capital Market Intermediaries

Donors and grantmakers are allocating money more efficiently, thanks to the emergence of information and funding intermediaries.

By Bill Meehan & Kim Jonker | Winter 2012

Giving Blind

Watch dog organizations don't reach most donors.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Winter 2012

Sharing Evaluations

Organizations that report on charities are increasingly collaborative.

By Suzie Boss | Fall 2011

Matchmaking for Philanthropists

Foundation Source Access, the new eHarmony for family foundations, gives smaller donors access to a wide variety of innovative funding opportunities.

By Suzie Boss | Summer 2011