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


Eric Nee

eric_nee_ssir_editor Eric Nee is the managing editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.


Beware Blurring of Sectors | 3 | May. 13, 2015


More than ever we are seeing a blurring of the lines between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors—but that is not always a good thing. An introduction to the summer 2015 issue.

Transformative Dance | May. 13, 2015


A Brazilian organization uses ballet to help disadvantaged youth improve their lives.

Learning From Failure | 4 | Feb. 18, 2015


There are important lessons to be learned from social enterprises that have failed—an introduction to the spring 2015 issue.

Becoming a Woman | Feb. 18, 2015


A growing number of Maasai in Kenya are ending female circumcision and replacing it with other coming-of-age rituals.

Incremental Innovation | Nov. 19, 2014


Innovation comes in different forms, and most of the time it's not disruptive. An introduction to the winter 2015 issue.

You Go Girl | Nov. 19, 2014


The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program has produced more than 3,600 murals throughout the city.

Mission-Driven Business | Aug. 13, 2014


Increased cross-sector collaboration has allowed businesses to use the power of capitalism to solve social problems—an introduction to the fall 2014 issue.

The Gift of Life | Aug. 13, 2014


Papua province is the epicenter for HIV/AIDS in Indonesia, the world's fourth largest country.

Planning for Uncertainty | 1 | May. 14, 2014


Leaders of social change organizations should embrace the uncertainty of strategic plans.

Striking a Balance | Feb. 19, 2014


A note from the editor on the Spring 2014 issue.

Resurrecting Traditional Practices | Feb. 19, 2014


There has been a renewed interest in traditional Indian spiritual practices by Native and other Americans alike.

A New Look | 2 | Nov. 20, 2013


Stanford Social Innovation Review has a new look that is bolder, more energetic, and more contemporary, reflecting today's social change movement.

Immigrating to a New Land | Nov. 20, 2013


Every year nonprofits and government agencies partner to help resettle the more than one million new immigrants to the United States.

Fostering Lively Debate | Aug. 14, 2013


Paul Brest and Kelly Born's Up for Debate article on impact investing zeros in on several important issues and offers some controversial conclusions.

Smile Grenada | Aug. 14, 2013


NYU's College of Dentristy partnered with the government of the Caribbean island nation of Grenada to fight tooth decay among children.

The Innovator’s Opportunity | 2 | May. 15, 2013


Many people think that the term “government innovation” is an oxymoron, but innovation does occur in the public sector and the pace is accelerating.

Creating a Sunny World | May. 15, 2013


Solnechny Mir (Our Sunny World) is a Russian rehabilitation center that hosts more than 250 children and their families each week.

Sodom and Gomorrah | Feb. 20, 2013


e-waste recycling in Agbogbloshie provides a livelihood for thousands of people, but it also results in a heavily polluted environment.

Impact Investing Grows Up | Nov. 14, 2012


The impact investing field is maturing as leaders of social innovation reflect on their experiences and research.

People’s Choices Matter | Aug. 16, 2012


Although new corporate forms like B Corps make it easier to pursue a social mission, it turns out that you don't need one to do so.

Collective Impact Gathers Momentum | 4 | Jun. 8, 2012


Making multi-sector collaborations work—a report from the CECP 2012 Corporate Philanthropy Summit.

Focus on Health | May. 17, 2012


Critics of Obamacare have taken away attention from important aspects of the act, such as its focus on keeping people healthy.

Unconventional Solutions | 1 | Feb. 16, 2012


As we create new ideas and solutions to society’s problems, we have to be careful not to become too wedded to them and think that they are universally applicable.

Investing in Impact | 2 | Nov. 17, 2011


As entrepreneurs create more for-profit businesses with strong social missions, the opportunity for socially minded investors to invest in them grows.

Collapse of an Iconic Social Enterprise | Aug. 18, 2011


The ShoreBank saga provides important lessons for people who believe that for-profit institutions can be used for social change.

Manish Bapna | Jan. 31, 2011


Manish Bapna, managing director of World Resources Institute, is helping China manage its environmental problems.

Neal Keny-Guyer | Aug. 30, 2010


Neal Keny-Guyer believes that wars, earthquakes, and other disasters create opportunities for Mercy Corps to help improve society.

Nonprofits and the News | Apr. 1, 2003


Ever wonder why some nonprofits get all the press? That's the question a pair of sociologists set out to answer, with surprising results.