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




The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

SSIR blogger Kelly Kleiman, who blogs as The Nonprofiteer, is principal of NFP Consulting.

How Not to Handle Succession in the Arts

The most effective bosses wear their power lightly, in cooperation rather than in conflict with the artists they mean to be serving.

By Kelly Kleiman | Nov. 18, 2011

Measuring Social Impact

Organization: The Next Big Innovation

The biggest social wins will come from a shift in mind-set that refocuses efforts on improving organizational effectiveness.

By Jamie Cooper-Hohn | Nov. 17, 2011

Impact Investing

Investing in Impact

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

By Eric Nee | 2 | Nov. 17, 2011


Sesame Workshop: Empowering Children Through Media

What benefits children today may not affect the children of tomorrow.

By H. Melvin Ming | Nov. 16, 2011

Technology & Design

Why Social Innovators Need Design Thinking

Design is a process especially suited to divergent thinking—the exploration of new choices and alternative solutions.

By Tim Brown | Nov. 15, 2011

Social Entrepreneurship

In Search of Collaborative Spirit

Is collaborative competition … collaborative?

By Rafael Ziegler | 1 | Nov. 14, 2011

Technology & Design

From Crowdsourcing to CouchSurfing

An interview with Casey Fenton, co-founder of CouchSurfing.

By Roshan Paul | 1 | Nov. 10, 2011

Technology & Design

Walk With Makmende: Part 1

From the Field Series: A living case study of Makmende, which provides women in Nairobi with coordinated walking groups.

By Clare Corthell Bennett | Nov. 9, 2011
SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director.

Civil Society

Afghanistan: Update from Sakena Yacoobi

Afghan Institute of Learning Founder Sakena Yacoobi helps women and children through teacher training and health education.

By Regina Ridley | 1 | Nov. 8, 2011
SSIR blogger Richard Tait is a principal at The Mission Driven Innovation Group.


The Importance of Earned Income in Your Funding Model

While earned income currently may not play a big role in your funding picture today, it’s well worth exploring.

By Richard Tait | 1 | Nov. 7, 2011