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



Innovative ideas for donors, foundation leaders, and philanthropists


An Ecopragmatist
Stewart Brand

Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto

By Stewart Brand | Reviewed By Denis Hayes

Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto by Stewart Brand

THE BLUE WAY: How to Profit
by Investing in a Better World
Daniel de Faro Adamson
& Joe Andrew

The Blue Way: How to Profit by Investing in a Better World

By Daniel de Faro Adamson & Joe Andrew | Reviewed By Jennifer Roberts

Field Notes of a Maverick Grantmaker

By Bill Somerville with Fred Setterberg | Reviewed By Peter deCourcy Hero

Foundation grantmaking can become more responsive, intuitive, and effective.

MANAGEMENT: 14 Challenges
of Philanthropic Leadership –
And How to Outfox Them
Joel J. Orosz

Effective Foundation Management: 14 Challenges of Philanthropic Leadership--And How to Outfox Them

By Joel J. Orosz | Reviewed By Catherine DiBenedetto

Review: The Foundation vs. Great Philanthropic Mistakes

By | Reviewed By Rick Cohen

Some books ought to be read as pairs. Joel L. Fleishman’s and Martin Morse Wooster’s recent offerings are such a duo, offering sometimes diametrically opposed perspectives on philanthropic successes and failures.


Review: A Gift of Freedom

By | Reviewed By Bruce Sievers

How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


Review: Just Money

By | Reviewed By Peter Frumkin

Karoff reveals how wise donors operate.


Pink Ribbons, Inc.

By Samantha King | Reviewed By Fran Visco

Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy.


Review: The Business of Changing the World

By | Reviewed By Regina Starr Ridley

Twenty Great Leaders on Strategic Corporate Philanthropy.


Strategic Giving

By Peter Frumkin | Reviewed By Pablo Eisenberg

STRATEGIC GIVING: The Art and Science of Philanthropy by Pablo Eisenberg