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




The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director.


An Innovative and Financially Sustainable Nonprofit Model

AID for Africa’s model seems like a smart way to bring nonprofits together where they can leverage their combined presence.

By Regina Ridley | Oct. 18, 2011


What the New Facebook Changes Mean for Nonprofits

Use of Facebook (or any other social media platform) should be guided by a larger strategy with goals that further your organization's mission.

By Amy Sample Ward | Oct. 18, 2011
SSIR blogger Salvatore LaSpada is the chief executive of Institute for Philanthropy, where he directs The Philanthropy Workshop. The Philanthropy Workshop is a strategic philanthropy training and networking program for ultra- and high-net worth individual


Social Media: Four Reasons Why Donors Should Take The Leap

Many donors have also realized that social media can help them become significantly more effective in pursuit of their philanthropic goals.

By Salvatore LaSpada | 1 | Oct. 17, 2011
SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director.

Global Issues

What Are You Doing on World Poverty Eradication Day?

At Opportunity Collaboration, funders find ventures to support or invest in, and social enterprises find new funders and partners.

By Regina Ridley | Oct. 17, 2011

Using Collective Impact to End Homelessness

If a community wants to achieve something breathtaking, getting the right sectors to the table is a great place to start.

By Becky Kanis | Oct. 14, 2011

Nonprofit Management

Four Models for Managing Digital at Your Organization

The right structure and leadership for digital at your organization will impact your performance more than any other digital initiative.



Social Innovation, Evolving to Law

California's social venture legislation is part of a broader evolution of social innovation.

By Neetal Parekh | 2 | Oct. 12, 2011

Nonprofit Management

The Five Dysfunctions of a Digital Team

When an organization's external digital presence is inconsistent or incoherent, this is nearly always a symptom of deeper internal structural problems.


Technology & Design

Reducing Poverty Through Personal Manufacturing

The problem with traditional charity is that it gives little or no thought to the power of incentives or the necessity of self sufficiency.

By Kartik Gada | Oct. 11, 2011

Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit Mergers: Are You Negotiating with the Right Party?

When deciding to merge with another nonprofit, you must take into account the other organization's management.

By Jean Butzen | 1 | Oct. 10, 2011