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


From The Field


On-the-ground reports from social enterprises and other projects around the world


Technology & Design

Second Life’s Second Life for Social Innovation

Researchers explore the effects of virtual embodiment among people with Parkinson’s disease.

By Jody Turner & Donna Davis | Mar. 25, 2013

Socially Responsible Business

Fostering Adaptability and Change Through ICV

Six tips for unlocking “resilient dynamism” with international corporate volunteer programs.



Democracy and Philanthropy

How private giving can contribute to the needs of American democracy.



Impact Entrepreneurship in Latin America

A report from Agora Partnerships’ 2013 Entrepreneur Retreat.

By Neela Pal | 2 | Feb. 15, 2013


Accelerating Innovation and Impact in Global Health

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#SMoP-ping Up Nonprofit Social Media Angst

Frameworks and tools for building strategy—a report from the Social Media on Purpose conference.

By Jenifer Morgan | 3 | Jan. 31, 2013

Economic Development

Defining Developing

Understanding the intricacies of making progress in a developing nation.

By Danielle Livneh | 3 | Jan. 24, 2013


The Emergence of Philanthropy in China

A report from the first-ever China Philanthropy Forum.

By Jenna Nicholas | 3 | Jan. 18, 2013

Urban Development

Collaborative Design Tackles Homelessness

A group designing innovative support systems in Portland, Ore., is identifying better ways of living for the homeless and for communities at large.

By Jody Turner | 1 | Jan. 15, 2013

Nonprofit Management

Scaling Smarter, Scaling for Keeps

Lessons from the front lines of bringing social programs to scale.

By Chris Walker | 1 | Dec. 28, 2012