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


Tag: Altruism


Understanding why people behave unselfishly


Individual Giving

Sponsoring Hope

By Jessica Ruvinsky | 6 | Aug. 14, 2013

Corporate Philanthropy

Good (and Not-So-Good) Neighbors

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Aug. 14, 2013

Civil Society

Markets Versus Morals

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Aug. 14, 2013

Individual Giving

Diversity and Generosity

By Corinna Wu | 2 | May. 15, 2013

Online Giving

Scrooge’s Revenge: More on Giving Tuesday

Pushing back against efforts that are likely to lead to disappointment, and three ways we might reframe the initiative.

By Timothy Ogden | 1 | Dec. 20, 2012


The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Giving Tuesday

The effort to make giving public and start a “giving season” won’t materially affect giving in any positive way.

By Timothy Ogden | 2 | Nov. 26, 2012

Civil Society

The Tricky Business of Cultural Change

If real, radical cultural change is a goal of the Clinton Global Initiative, then real rich people are part of the problem and fundamental to the solution.

By Courtney E. Martin | Oct. 2, 2012

Economic Development

Personal Attention Reduces Poverty

By Phuong Ly | 4 | May. 16, 2012


Three Steps to More Informed Giving

What we in the philanthropic sector can do to increase informed giving by donors?

By Bob Ottenhoff & Greg Ulrich | 2 | Mar. 19, 2012


Ephemeral Perpetuity? Transforming Endowments Into Annuities

Funders who insist that organizations build endowments dilute those organizations’ efforts to raise annual operating funds.

By Michael Wilkerson | Mar. 8, 2012