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

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Insights from the front lines

 

Feeding Relationships

Social capital has enabled Second Harvest Japan to overcome cultural resistance to its operating model. Includes magazine extras.

 

An Absorbing Problem

To help low-income residents, urban communities need to build up their capacity for using investment capital effectively.

 

Cuban Remix

In measured but far-reaching ways, a state-controlled economy is opening a space for socially responsible enterprise.

 

Known Quantity

To be effective, the work of philanthropy should be not just innovative but also cumulative.

 
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A Good Ending

Leaders at the Atlantic Philanthropies are modeling best practices for winding down a large, high-profile foundation. Includes magazine extras.

 
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Rethinking Poverty

Recent discoveries in brain science shed light on what holds the poor back—and on how to help them get ahead.

 
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Get Rid of the Grid?

An emerging business model that aims to reduce energy poverty holds real promise. But it needs a jump-start.

 
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Equal Effort

Behind the recent advance of gay marriage rights lies a decade of careful planning and diligent collaboration. Includes magazine extras.

 

The Artful Juggler

Foundation CEOs play a complex, ever-more-demanding role—a role that may not lend itself to on-the-job training.

 

Planning Meets Strategy

The work of transforming an organization starts with a readiness to question its scale, its scope, and even its core identity.