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




The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday


Social Entrepreneurship

When Leadership Is in Our Way

It is time to shift gears and to stop searching for best practice models on leadership within the Fortune 500 companies.

By Johanna Mair | 2 | Feb. 16, 2012

Global Issues

Unconventional Solutions

As we create new ideas and solutions to society’s problems, we have to be careful not to become too wedded to them and think that they are universally applicable.

By Eric Nee | 1 | Feb. 16, 2012

Nonprofit Management

Reality Time for Human Service Organizations

The recent collapse of Hull House is a reminder that the tectonic shifts underway in the human service sector cannot be avoided.

By Irv Katz | 4 | Feb. 15, 2012

Civil Society

Diversity and the Komen-Planned Parenthood Debacle

An important lesson that no one is talking about but that we all need to learn.

By Rich Tafel | 8 | Feb. 14, 2012


ReCoding Good: Part 2

From the Field Series: An ongoing report of the Philanthropy, Policy, and Technology Project, which explores the use of private resources for public good.

By Rob Reich & Lucy Bernholz | 6 | Feb. 13, 2012

Social Entrepreneurship

Did Reagan Launch the Social Entrepreneurship Movement?

Social entrepreneurship has led to excellent work, but without an informed and empowered population we will never address the core issues we face.

By Aaron Hurst | 6 | Feb. 10, 2012
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Akhuwat: Making Microfinance Work

A groundbreaking microfinance model is bringing out the best in society.

By Kamal Munir | 19 | Feb. 9, 2012

Nonprofit Management

Free the Knowledge

Useful knowledge for the social sector coming from academic researchers is severely limited.

By Timothy Ogden | 5 | Feb. 8, 2012

Technology & Design

Q&A with MASS Co-founder Michael Murphy

A new generation of architects and designers are raising expectations for the public interest design movement.

By Courtney E. Martin | Feb. 7, 2012
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Socially Responsible Business

Partnering for Impact in India

Big business can join forces with social enterprises to support India’s inclusive growth.

By Manju Mary George | 1 | Feb. 6, 2012