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SSIR Now! Aug 28, 2014
Research Reports from the 2014 Junior Scholars Forum
By Adrienne Day

In June 2014, the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS), the academic home of SSIR, hosted its inaugural Junior Scholars Forum. The forum brought together young researchers—graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty—whose work covers civil society, the nonprofit sector, and philanthropy. Here are reports on four of those research papers:

By Daniel Ben-Horin

Understanding the division within the sharing economy is an essential step toward engaging the values-driven segment of that economy with our social change missions. Read More

By Rachel Leifer & Denis Udall

Philanthropy can help educators find, create, and demand better options for students. Read More

By Nicolas Hazard

Helping those excluded from the labor market reach their full potential will have a huge effect on health care and the economy. Read More

By Ming Wong & Philo Alto

A new report shows how innovative impact investing policies are helping Hong Kong tackle its social problems. Read More

How can foundations become more effective in catalyzing and sustaining change? Join this SSIR Live! webinar on September 18 to learn how emergent strategy is helping funders tackle complex social problems. Read More

This conference, hosted by the Shared Value Initiative, FSG, and SSIR, will bring together business, education, and nonprofit leaders eager to explore new models to help address the world's educational needs. Read More

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