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

SUBSCRIBE | HELP

Social Entrepreneurship

 

Innovative ideas for social entrepreneurs who tackle society’s problems

 

Socially Responsible Business

Nonprofits Should Lead the Sharing Economy

The sharing economy is creating new business models, forcing traditional for-profit businesses to adapt or fall behind. The same will hold true for the social sector.

By Erin Morgan Gore | 8 | Mar. 3, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Attracting the Right Financing for First-Stage Scaling

Growing social enterprises from incubation to first-stage scaling opens up the need to attract different types of investments. The last of a three-part series.

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Implications of First-Stage Scaling on Operations

Preparing a social enterprise to scale requires fundamental adaptions of the business model and approach to ensure success. Part two of a three-part series.

 

Education

Educating a New Generation of Entrepreneurial Leaders

Four schools are leading the way on unleashing the potential of next-generation changemakers.

By Christopher Gergen & Lyndon Rego | 3 | Feb. 19, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Setting the Stage for First-Stage Scaling

Social enterprises face many challenges to scaling, and preparing them with the appropriate team, culture, and systems is a critical first step in the process. Part one of a three-part series.

By Loïc Comolli & Nicole Etchart | 3 | Feb. 18, 2014
 
Nathan_Rothstein

Social Entrepreneurship

The Limits of Buy-One Give-One

Most socially responsible businesses won’t succeed by giving away something for free.

By Nathan Rothstein | 8 | Jan. 28, 2014
 

Health

People, Planet, Profit ... Religion?

How legal challenges to the contraceptive mandate implicate social enterprise.

 

Education

Performing Effective Advocacy

An education organization in Pittsburgh transitions from watchdog to community engagement as its mission evolves.

By Charrissa Lin & Christopher Keevil | 1 | Jan. 14, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Remembering Greg Dees

A reflection on the life of a social entrepreneurship pioneer.

By Beth Battle Anderson | 13 | Jan. 9, 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