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




The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday


Online Giving

Haiti Relief Shows Digital Giving’s Potential

The massive charitable response to the devastation in Haiti should be a wake-up call for the charitable marketplace.

By Todd Cohen | 4 | Jan. 25, 2010


Five New Nonprofit Voices to Follow

Five new, young blog voices from the nonprofit sector.

By Rosetta Thurman | 2 | Jan. 25, 2010


Don’t Give Money to Haiti Now

Instead of sending the money all at once, donors should create a plan to stagger and guarantee funding for years to come.

By Perla Ni | 36 | Jan. 18, 2010

Measuring Social Impact

We’re Lost But Making Good Time

How can we make sure nonprofits are accountable for real outcomes?

By Mario Morino | 3 | Jan. 18, 2010

Social Entrepreneurship

Three Social Entrepreneurs Sell Shares in Selves to Scale

Three young social entrepreneurs offer future income in exchange for support to scale.

By Marcia Stepanek | 4 | Jan. 14, 2010

Technology & Design

Redefining Marketing and Media

Changes in social media and how it alters marketing and fundraising:

By Bea Pang | Jan. 13, 2010


Social Media Fundraising: Power of Individuals

Organizations should recognize the need for being “real” online and can honor that by being proactive in online relationships.

By Amy Sample Ward | Jan. 6, 2010
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy


The Social Impact Exchange

The Social Impact Exchange is a new effort designed as a focal point for studying and implementing expansions of social purpose organizations.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 1 | Dec. 30, 2009


An Example of Strategic Mergers in the Nonprofit Sector: Arizona Children’s Association

An interview with the CEO of Arizona Children's Association on the organization's merger strategy.

By Jean Butzen | Dec. 12, 2009

Technology & Design

‘Tis the Season to Be Online

Web tools are available to empower those firms creative enough to use them collaboratively.

By Scott E. Hartley | Dec. 10, 2009