Nonprofit leaders, grantmakers, evaluators, and others convened on November 14, 2013, to explore important trends and game-changing approaches for the next generation of evaluation. Visit the conference archive site, hosted by FSG, to access video, presentation slides, and other resources from the conference.
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Stanford PACS Calendar
Date:Mon, 03/10/2014 - 17:30 - 19:30Location:Tresidder Oak Lounge (2nd Floor Tresidder Memorial Union), Stanford Campus
Join us to hear the story of Social Innovators for the Public Good and meet visionary Ashoka Fellows who are devoted to advancing women’s rights and improving lives around the world.
- Social Innovators for the Public Good
Date:Mon, 03/17/2014 - 08:00 - 17:00Location:PKU-Stanford Center
21st Century Perspectives on
Philanthropy and Civil Society
Monday, March 17, 2014
The Stanford Center at Peking University
The Lee Jung Sen Building
Fay S. Tom Memorial Lecture Hall, Mezzanine Level
No.5 Yiheyuan Road
Beijing, P.R. China 100871 (click here for map)
11:30 am-12:30 pm: Arrival& lunch buffet
12:45 pm-5:30 pm: Workshop, discussion, Q&A
5:30 pm-6:30 pm: Reception hosted by Stanford PACS
You are invited to join an audience of Chinese and U.S. scholars, leaders, and practitioners for a workshop hosted by Stanford PACS at the Stanford Center at Peking University. This half-day workshop builds on knowledge creation and knowledge sharing from Stanford PACS in China. Attendees and speakers will spend the day hearing from leading-edge scholars and practitioners about key trends and issues in the field of philanthropy, and also have the opportunity to interact informally throughout the day. The agenda will conclude with a one-hour reception.
Assemble in Lecture Hall
Welcome and Opening:
Kim Meredith, Stanford PACS Executive Director
A Decade of Outcome Oriented Philanthropy
Professor Paul Brest, Stanford PACS Faculty Co-Director and Dean Emeritus, Stanford Law School; Dr. Maria Rendon, Senior Development Counselor and USAID Representative, American Embassy
Discussant: Professor Linxiu Zhang, China Science Academy and REAP China Faculty Director
The Emergence of Digital Civil Society and Big Data:
Promise and Peril
Dr. Lucy Bernholz, Stanford PACS Visiting Scholar; Pei Bin, Program Director, Gates Foundation; Liu Xiaogang (Alice Lau), Secretary General, Alashan SEE Foundation
Archiving Chinese Social Organizations:
Implications and Impact
Dr. Yan Long, Stanford PACS Post Doctoral Fellow; Cheng Gang, China Foundation Center; Assistant Professor Meng Zhao, Moscow School of Management Skolkovo – Beijing
Closing and Wrap-Up: Kim Meredith
Reception: All guests
- 21st Century Perspectives on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Date:Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:30 - 17:30Location:Stanford Center at Peking University
Panelists to include:
Xueguang ZhouPlease check back soon for more details - this event by invitation only.
- China Scholar Workshop in Philanthropy and Civil Society
Date:Tue, 04/08/2014 - 19:00 - 20:30Location:Cubberley Auditorium 485 Lasuen Mall
Jeff Raikes, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and co-founder of the Raikes Foundation, will share his perspective on large-scale giving and possibilities for achieving lasting social impact through philanthropy. He will be in conversation with Rob Reich.
Co-sponsors for this event include the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society
Jeff Raikes, chief executive officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, leads the foundation's efforts to promote equity for all people around the world. He sets strategic priorities, monitors results, and facilitates relationships with key partners for all four of our program groups. Before joining the foundation, Raikes was a member of Microsoft's senior leadership team, which sets overall strategy and direction for the company. Raikes was president of the Microsoft Business Division and oversaw the Information Worker, Server & Tools Business and Microsoft Business Solutions groups. He previously served as group vice president of the Worldwide Sales and Support Group, where he was responsible for providing strategic leadership for Microsoft's sales, marketing, and service initiatives. Before that, he served as senior vice president of Microsoft North America. Raikes joined Microsoft in 1981 as a product manager and was instrumental in driving Microsoft's applications marketing strategy. Promoted to director of applications marketing in 1984, Raikes was the chief strategist behind the company's success in graphical applications for the Apple Macintosh and the Microsoft Windows operating system and the creation of the Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications. Before joining Microsoft, he was a software development manager at Apple Computer Inc.
Raikes, a Nebraska native, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University. He and his wife, Tricia, have three children. They are founders of the Raikes Foundation and are active members of the United Way of King County, where they served as co-chairs of the 2006-2007 fundraising campaign. Raikes also serves on the board of directors for Costco Wholesale Corp. and the Microsoft Alumni Foundation, where he is chair of the board. In June 2008, the Board of Regents at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln renamed the J.D. Edwards Honors Program in Computer Science and Management to the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management. Raikes, a longtime supporter of the highly selective and renowned school, was a part of the initial conceptualization and has served on the board since its inception in 2001.
Rob Reich is Associate Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, in Philosophy and at the School of Education. He is a faculty Co-Director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and the Director of the Program in Ethics in Society. His main interests are in political theory and he is currently completing a book on ethics, public policy, and philanthropy. He is the author of "Bridging Liberalism and Multiculturalism in American Education," co-author of "Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Undermine Citizen Participation," and co-editor of "Toward a Humanist Justice: The Political Philosophy of Susan Moller Okin." Reich is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford University.
- Jeff Raikes: Wealth, Philanthropy, and Inequality
Date:Thu, 06/19/2014 - 08:00 - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 17:00Location:Stanford campus
Junior Scholars Forum
In Civil Society, the Nonprofit Sector, and Philanthropy
The Stanford PACS Junior Scholars Forum will bring together newer researchers, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty, working in the general areas of civil society, the nonprofit sector, and philanthropy to increase the sense of intellectual community and enhance the overall quality of research.
The goal of the PACS Junior Scholars Forum is to highlight exciting work being done by young scholars and to contribute to the development of their scholarship. We welcome submissions by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as well as junior faculty. For this first year we want to cast a wide net and welcome submissions from a robust variety of disciplines and professional schools.
- Junior Scholars Forum
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