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




The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday



Nonprofit Institute Haiku Contest

Stanford Social Innovation Review readers share haiku poems about nonprofits.

By Rachel Heredia | 1 | Aug. 30, 2010


Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and Data Visualization

For nonprofits working on social change, data and data visualization are extremely valuable.

By Timothy Ogden | 1 | Aug. 30, 2010

Technology & Design

Digital Job Creation For Youth

We need new ideas and models in digital work that can be scaled to meet global outsourcing demands.

By Reeta Roy | Aug. 26, 2010
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H.R. 5533: How the Nonprofit Sector Can Rally for a Seat at the Table

Let’s put down our gloves, refocus our attention, and realize that we all have a chance to positively change the current relationship between government and the nonprofit sector.

By John Brothers | Aug. 25, 2010


The Charitable Giving Market is Efficient After All

Donors are getting exactly what they want from their charitable giving—the market is efficient, even highly so.

By Timothy Ogden | 10 | Aug. 24, 2010


Shared Services Alliances: Part 3

Early Learning Ventures Alliances is a community-based partnership model allows small early care providers to share costs and deliver services efficiently.

By Jean Butzen | Aug. 19, 2010
SSIR blogger Kelly Kleiman, who blogs as The Nonprofiteer, is principal of NFP Consulting, which provides strategic planning, Board development and fundraising advice to charities and philanthropies.


Are You a Tax-exempt Charity? Sure About That?

A look at re-evaluated nonprofit tax legislation in Illinois.

By Kelly Kleiman | Aug. 18, 2010
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy


VolunteerMatch Launches Cool Annual Report

Results need the same level of communication attention that fundraising does.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 1 | Aug. 17, 2010


Community Building in a Big Backyard

We should strive to create a thriving community both online and offline.

By Amy Sample Ward | Aug. 13, 2010

Global Issues

Youth Ideas: A Rich Resource

The energy, imagination and participation of youth is critical to overcoming global challenges.

By Reeta Roy | 2 | Aug. 12, 2010