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




The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday


Technology & Design

Be Human: Temporary versus Permanent Networks

The power of networks and engaging them across platforms.

By Amy Sample Ward | 4 | Sep. 3, 2010


Unitus, We Stand; Divide Us, We Fall

An external agency should review the circumstances surrounding the Unitus decision to terminate its 10-year commitment to microfinance.

By Jonathan C. Lewis | 4 | Sep. 2, 2010

Technology & Design

Am I a (4) Square?

What are the benefits of social media in the social change space?

By Marcia Stepanek | 2 | Sep. 2, 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.


An Appraising Stare Down the Gift Horse’s Gullet

Self-governing societies can’t operate on noblesse oblige, and societies that do aren’t truly self-governing.

By Kelly Kleiman | Aug. 31, 2010


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