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

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Insights from the front lines

 

Lifting Up Day Labor

A social enterprise called In Every Story brings better pay—and a spirit of empathy—to a highly marginalized workforce.

 

Alignment Is Not a Luxury

To pursue its environmental mission, Tiffany & Co. balances corporate leadership with traditional philanthropic grantmaking.

 

Zone of Impact

A school-based collective impact project in West Dallas, Texas, is yielding lessons on how to compile and use big data.

 

Who’s Afraid of DAFs?

Critics of donor-advised funds miss the real story of why they have grown so fast, argues a longtime community foundation leader.

 
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The Embedded Enterprise

To reach base-of-the-pyramid markets, entrepreneurs need to align their business models with customers’ lives.

 

Adventures in Adaptation

One funder’s willingness to shift course strategically has been crucial to sustaining a decade-long education initiative.

 
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School for Scaling

A highly focused effort in Kenya to treat worm infections in children delivers lessons on how to expand a proven program.

 
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Training in Progress

A program at Credit Suisse helps high-level employees—and valued clients—to master the art of nonprofit board service.

 

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.