Articles on social change from the latest edition of SSIR
Volume 13, Number 3
The summer 2015 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review features two articles about the blurring of the lines separating the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. The cover story, “Time for the Plural Sector,” argues that the differences between the two sectors are important and should be made more distinct. The “The Wall Street Takeover of Nonprofit Boards” shows the danger of nonprofit boards becoming too similar to for-profit boards.
To create a healthy society the plural sector needs to take its rightful place alongside the private and public sectors.
By adopting a model from business, nonprofit organizations can launch, test, and implement new programs and services more efficiently. Includes magazine extras.
For decades, time banking has been a relatively small-scale movement. But signs are emerging that it may be an idea whose time has come.
Financiers represent a growing percentage of board members at some of America’s most prestigious nonprofits, resulting in poorer governance.
Listening closely to users has enabled developers to create digital tools that support responses to the recent Ebola outbreak.
A group in Lebanon deploys a wide range of methods—from mobile apps to street theater—to thwart bribe-taking by officials.
In a classic leapfrogging initiative, Libya has enabled its citizens to complete voter registration via digital messaging technology.
A combination of fresh funding and e-book technology will enable publishers to give new life to out-of-print scholarly works.
Sama Group, a social enterprise that connects disadvantaged people with digital work, is expanding its reach to the United States.
In cities all around the world, entrepreneurs are gathering to discuss the flubs, flops, and fiascos that punctuate their careers.
Technical ingenuity and private funding enable Akshaya Patra to serve hot, healthy lunches to 1.4 million Indian children every day.
A social enterprise called In Every Story brings better pay—and a spirit of empathy—to a highly marginalized workforce.
To pursue its environmental mission, Tiffany & Co. balances corporate leadership with traditional philanthropic grantmaking.
A school-based collective impact project in West Dallas, Texas, is yielding lessons on how to compile and use big data.
Critics of donor-advised funds miss the real story of why they have grown so fast, argues a longtime community foundation leader.
The catalysts of innovation are almost as rare, and almost as essential, as those who get credit for new ideas.
In the nonprofit sector, occupational segregation can adversely affect women’s chances of moving into managerial positions.
Spontaneous protest activity—a vital part of many social movements—can arise from a variety of conditions
Market structures have a complex but discernible effect on people’s willingness to buy socially responsible products.
The spread of technology-based platforms brings greater connectivity—but also greater vulnerability.
A defense of Effective Altruism raises the question of just how effective that movement can be.
The conditions faced by young people in the United States highlight the impact of growing inequality.
A new, data-driven mode of confronting humanitarian disaster requires an appropriate policy framework.
Can the emergence of a “Caring Majority” help meet the needs of an aging US population?
A Brazilian organization uses ballet to help disadvantaged youth improve their lives.
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