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


Big Picture


Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches


Social Entrepreneurship

Beyond the Entrepreneur

Social entrepreneurship has become a movement that affects us all.

By Ruth A. Shapiro | Dec. 4, 2012


The Tao of Doing Good

Navigating between anger and acceptance in solving social issues.

By David Allyn | 1 | Nov. 30, 2012

Technology & Design

Arab Health Care and Online Development

The Jordanian startup Al-Tibbi is leveraging the Arab World’s growing online penetration rates to enhance the region’s health care agenda.

By Jamil Wyne | 1 | Nov. 29, 2012


Why the Art of Philanthropy Trumps the Science

A new kind of "reflective metrics" would help us measure the art of what philanthropy aspires to do.

By Peter Karoff | 1 | Nov. 27, 2012


Entrepreneurial Education

A new resource aims to nurture the next generation of social entrepreneurs and support them in their efforts to create social value in innovative ways.


Technology & Design

The Math of Social Change

Having hard numbers means that nonprofits can no longer ignore the monetary or other habits of their clients.

By Mollie West & Andy Posner | 2 | Nov. 9, 2012


Blinded by Urgency

Climate change is urgent, but it will take time to build the values-based movement that we need.

By Amy Luers | 4 | Nov. 9, 2012

Human Rights

Migration and Human Rights

A look at policy reform in Argentina and implications for the United States.

By Cameron Parsons | Nov. 6, 2012


Let’s Talk About Water

Solving our global water and sanitation issues in a post-2015 world requires more than simply counting beneficiaries.

By Ned Breslin | 3 | Nov. 2, 2012

Economic Development

The Value of Informal Enterprise

Informal enterprise is expanding rapidly, raising questions about what we mean when we say “the” economy and how we can better engage with it.

By Abby Margolis | 3 | Nov. 1, 2012