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


Social Entrepreneurship


Innovative ideas for social entrepreneurs who tackle society’s problems


Foundations as Investors

Social investors are experimenting with a profusion of creative funding mechanisms to help innovators sustain health-improving approaches and to achieve greater impact.


The Networked Nonprofit

Organizations should focus less on growing themselves and more on cultivating their networks.

By Jane Wei-Skillern & Sonia Marciano | 7 | Spring 2008

Mothers of Invention

Maternova is getting hundreds of life saving innovations to the front lines in developing countries using a new online platform.

By Suzie Boss | 1 | Summer 2011

Social Innovation in Washington, D.C.

A look at what’s needed next to create the right policy environment for innovation and results.

By Michele Jolin | 3 | Summer 2011

For Love or Lucre

A veteran social entrepreneur provides a guide to those who are thinking through the thorny question of whether to create a nonprofit, a for-profit, or something in between.

By Jim Fruchterman | 23 | Spring 2011

A New Type of Hybrid

Social entrepreneurs have taken the hybrid model to a new level, crafting it into a single structure that can operate as both a for-profit and a nonprofit.

By Allen R. Bromberger | 9 | Spring 2011

Better Vision for the Poor

Several social enterprises are attempting to provide eyeglasses to the 500 million to 1 billion poor people who need them. Why haven’t any of the organizations succeeded on a large scale?

By Aneel Karnani, Bernard Garrette, Jordan Kassalow, & Moses Lee | 10 | Spring 2011

Turning a Profit by Helping the Poor

Politically radical social workers didn’t expect to be working in a bank any more than white-collar bankers expected to be holding meetings in a crowded public market.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Spring 2011
CHANGE: How to
Solve the World’s
Toughest Problems
Paul C. Light

Who Are the Change Makers?

Driving Social Change: How to Solve the World’s Toughest Problems by Paul C. Light

Reviewed By Vanessa Kirsch | Spring 2011

A Toniic for Start-Ups

Impact Investors at Toniic aim to create an ecosystem for investing in social entrepreneurs that mirrors the Silicon Valley way of doing deals.

By Suzie Boss | 1 | Spring 2011