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


Tag: Advocacy


Innovative ways to influence public policy

SSIR blogger Thaler Pekar is the principal partner of Thaler Pekar & Partners. She facilitated the opening plenary of the most recent Smithsonian Institute Conference on Organizational Storytelling.

Nonprofit Management

What Will Replace the Hero’s Journey?

Only by sharing stories of complex protagonists, messy work, and muddled results will the social sector foster understanding and gain support.

By Thaler Pekar | 4 | Jul. 11, 2013

Human Rights

However Long the Night: A Q&A With Molly Melching

A discussion with the cultural entrepreneur, human rights advocate, and founder of Tostan.

By Courtney E. Martin | Jun. 27, 2013


From Technocracy to a Practical Politics

For the environmental movement to succeed, it needs to convert its ideas, science, theories, and activism into practical politics that can win votes on a large scale.

By Joseph Zammit-Lucia | 3 | May. 28, 2013


Philanthropy and Inequality

Reviewed By Robin Rogers | 1 | May. 15, 2013


Bottom-Up Solutions to Mitigating Climate Change



Moving Beyond Basic Water Advocacy

The story of water access is more complicated this World Water Day—we need a new approach.

By Ned Breslin | 2 | Mar. 21, 2013

Socially Responsible Business

Employee Engagement Gets Dirty

On-the-job impact opportunities lead to happier, more productive employees.

By Liz Maw | 6 | Mar. 20, 2013


Assessing Advocacy


Civil Society

Elusive Effectiveness

By Corinna Wu | 1 | Feb. 21, 2013


Advocacy from the Inside: The Role of Civil Society

By Warren Krafchik | Feb. 21, 2013