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

SUBSCRIBE | HELP

Government

 

Innovative public sector policies and programs

 

Government

Taking Pay for Success Financing to the South

An analysis of the viability of pay-for-success initiatives in South Carolina shows that this new type of financing can work in more rural, "red” states.

By Joe Waters & Megan Golden | Jan. 21, 2014
 
Mike_Belinsky

Business

The Rise and Struggles of Social Enterprise in 2013

The whirlwind year for social enterprise saw new investments, corporate forms, and business models.

By Michael Belinsky | 1 | Jan. 7, 2014
 

Government

Moving Everyday Gun Violence into View

Mayor Michael Nutter talks about Cities United and preventing gun violence in cities across the United States through cross-sector partnerships.

By Rachael Chong & Melissa Fleming | 1 | Dec. 19, 2013
 

Government

Healthcare.gov and the Rules of Disengagement

How Healthcare.gov missed an opportunity to truly bend the arc of citizen engagement.

By Allison Fine | Dec. 18, 2013
 
Rob_Cox

Civil Society

A New Model for Community Action

The Sandy Hook Promise nonprofit looks to the local community, technology, and innovation to develop a national movement for preventing gun violence.

By Rachael Chong & Melissa Fleming | Dec. 12, 2013
 
Larry_Kramer

Foundations

Tackling Political Polarization Through Philanthropy

Steps funders can take to tackle partisan gridlock and solve social problems at scale.

By Larry Kramer | Dec. 5, 2013
 
Joseph_Zammit_Lucia_WOLFoundation_SSIR

Civil Society

Leadership in an Age of Activism

Effective leaders encourage dissent and activism, combining listening skills with the ability to define and live up to a convincing moral and political vision.

By Joe Zammit-Lucia | 3 | Nov. 21, 2013
 
Adam_Kahane

Government

Exploring Alternatives to the War on Drugs

A new methodology is helping to reshape the future of the drug problem.

By Adam Kahane | 1 | Nov. 20, 2013
 

Civil Society

What Are We Doing About Gun Violence?

Part one of a five-part series of interviews with and commentary by leaders working to reduce gun violence in the United States.

By Rachael Chong | 7 | Nov. 19, 2013
 
Marcia_Stepanek

Technology & Design

The Snowden Leaks: Turning the Outside In

Our digital infrastructure is rapidly eroding accepted boundaries that diplomacy, good governance, and politics have relied on for centuries.

By Marcia Stepanek | Nov. 1, 2013