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




The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday


Technology & Design

Clouds and InfoStructure

Cloud-based tools encourage greater collaboration, allowing us to re-imagine problems and develop new solutions to tackle social problems.

By Lucy Bernholz | Apr. 9, 2010


The New Watercooler

Companies need to start engaging with employees by creating social networks in the workplace that facilitate greater communication.

By Marcia Stepanek | 1 | Apr. 8, 2010


Sustainable Living: Becoming an Unconsumer

The recent recession has led to a change in how consumers buy and sell, a new trend called unconsumption.

By Halle Tecco | 3 | Apr. 7, 2010

Technology & Design

Gaming for Good

The explosion of online gaming offers opportunities to use game mechanics to create social good.

By Lloyd Nimetz | Apr. 6, 2010

Online Giving The Dynamics of Group Lending

Transforming the world of microfinance, has successfully implemented strategies that powerfully effect human engagement.

By Scott E. Hartley | 1 | Apr. 5, 2010

Nonprofit Management

How to Start a Nonprofit Side Hustle: Know the Basics

For those looking to expand their employment options, nonprofit consulting may be the perfect option for your skills.

By Rosetta Thurman | Apr. 2, 2010


The Water Cycle with a Human Twist

The urban water supply cycle faces an exciting opportunity—large-scale conversion of sewage waste into drinkable water.


Economic Development

Listening to African Youth

Effective social change stems from listening to African youth, confronting the realities of poverty from their perspectives and on their terms.

By Reeta Roy | 8 | Apr. 1, 2010
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The Nonprofit World Becomes Flat: How Technology and Economic Needs May Shrink Our Globe

The nonprofit sector can take advantage of the outsourcing movement.

By John Brothers | Apr. 1, 2010


From Lemons to Lemonade: Clevelanders Find New Uses for Abandoned Spaces

Clevelanders are converting abandoned spaces into thriving new businesses.

By Halle Tecco | Mar. 30, 2010