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


Tag: Advocacy


Innovative ways to influence public policy


Charter Schools and Unions: Good Ideas in Conflict?

Unionizing charter-school teachers bring to light the ever-present income inequity that takes place within the nonprofit sector.

By Kelly Kleiman | Apr. 20, 2009

You’re Never Too Young to Change the World

High school kids restore faith in the next generation of social change.

By Rosetta Thurman | Apr. 7, 2009


Group-think extends to swarms of social activism.

By Marcia Stepanek | Feb. 27, 2009

Second (and Third) Thoughts about Public Funding for the Arts

The author breaks down how public funding of the arts should be put towards performance, exhibition, and education leaving the artists and their creative process to private patronage.

By Kelly Kleiman | Feb. 10, 2009

A Technology Revolution for Revolutions!

Internet tech tools are mobilizing collective action and revolutionizing ways to start a revolution.

By Lloyd Nimetz | Feb. 9, 2009

The Changing Role of Nonprofits

The author initiates a conversation about the new role of nonprofit organizations in the current social media and/or technology revolution and invites readers to continue the discussion.

By Amy Sample Ward | 6 | Feb. 4, 2009

Lobbying for Good

In their efforts to be socially responsible, most companies fail to wield their most powerful tool: lobbying. Yet corporations such as Mary Kay, Royal Dutch Shell, and General Motors are increasingly leveraging their deep pockets, government contacts, and persuasive powers for the cause of good. Not all kinds of socially responsible lobbying are created equal, however. The authors discuss which forms are best for companies and society.
By Kyle Peterson & Marc Pfitzer | 1 | Nov. 30, 2008

The Secret Sauce

The Internet will increasingly be used to build momentum for social change.

By Marcia Stepanek | Nov. 6, 2008


Social media is helping people self-assemble for social action.

By Marcia Stepanek | 2 | Oct. 13, 2008

Dollar Days

Social media will become increasingly critical to nonprofits' advocacy.

By Marcia Stepanek | 2 | Sep. 24, 2008