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


Social Entrepreneurship


Innovative ideas for social entrepreneurs who tackle society’s problems


Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

Creative Confidence describes strategies for those looking to unlock their creativity in any field.

By David Kelley & Tom Kelley | Nov. 6, 2013

By Youth, for Youth

Through the Global Changemakers program, people under the age of 25 are developing solutions to problems that directly affect them.


An Arab Spring for Entrepreneurs?

In Tunisia, the Souk At-tanmia project provides funding and technical support to budding entrepreneurs.


Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East

Looking beyond the region's prominent conflicts, Startup Rising instead examines a quieter development in the Middle East: a surprising, burgeoning entrepreneurship.

By Christopher M. Schroeder | 1 | Aug. 13, 2013

Civic Work, Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service

Civic Work, Civic Lessons discusses the importance of engaging in public service, especially for younger people.

By Thomas Ehrlich & Ernestine Fu | Jul. 15, 2013

Innovation for the Next 100 Years

The president of the Rockefeller Foundation explains what social innovation means to the foundation and how it is preparing for the next 100 years.


Social Innovation and Resilience: How One Enhances the Other

Social innovations must take into account the complexity of social problems and foster solutions resilient enough to adapt and survive.


Forging Ahead with Cross-Sector Innovations

The mayor of Seoul, Korea, recounts his path to government office and explains why social innovation is central to the way that he governs.


Tapping the Entrepreneurial Potential of Grassroots Innovation

Instead of treating poor people as a sink of public aid and assistance, we should view them as a source of new ideas and innovations.


Texting for Change

A South African foundation is leading the way in creating mobile-phone-based solutions for social change.