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




The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday


Nonprofit Management

How to Gather Stories

Three ways to gather powerful and persuasive stories from colleagues, customers, donors, grantees, and yourself for effective messaging.

By Thaler Pekar | 2 | Jul. 12, 2012

Technology & Design

You Can Has Memesez?

Three guidelines for any nonprofit looking to join an Internet meme.

By Amy Sample Ward | 2 | Jul. 11, 2012

Impact Investing

The Trouble With Impact Investing, P3

Real impact investing is not for the timid.

By Kevin Starr | 6 | Jul. 11, 2012

Impact Investing

Letter from London

A report on social innovation from England’s capital.

By Charmian Love | 4 | Jul. 10, 2012

Technology & Design

Social Media: Getting Value Means Giving Value

Four tips for moving your social media out of zombie status—and making your investment in it worthwhile.

By Curtis Chang | 1 | Jul. 10, 2012

Technology & Design

Gaming with a Purpose

Serious games tap into the same culture of online friendship from social networking to fuel peer involvement and encourage collaboration around real-world challenges.

By William Brindley | Jul. 9, 2012

Social Entrepreneurship

Same Goals, Lost Synergies

We must blend the knowledge base and research techniques of social psychology with the enthusiasm and business expertise of social innovators.

By Neil Reeder | Jul. 6, 2012

Urban Development

Wanted: New Frameworks for Urban Housing

As global base of the pyramid urban evictions intensify, we need good quality, affordable housing that creates attractive profit opportunities.

By Ruban Selvanayagam | 2 | Jul. 5, 2012


How Businesses Can Increase Food Access for the Poor

Hybrid approaches present an opportunity to achieve both greater social impact as well as greater business benefits.


Global Issues

Rio+20: Is a $513 Billion Down Payment Enough?

Advances in reducing poverty, environmental protection, and other global issues threaten the status quo—a report from Rio+20.

By Jigar Shah | Jul. 2, 2012