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Understanding why people behave unselfishly

 
Rob Reich, Associate Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, in Philosophy and at the School of Education, at Stanford University

Technology & Design

Thrun on the Udacity Model

A follow up to the recent post "Some Questions About Udacity."

By Rob Reich | 2 | Feb. 1, 2012
 
Rob Reich, Associate Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, in Philosophy and at the School of Education, at Stanford University

Technology & Design

Some Questions About Udacity

Artificial intelligence professor Sebastian Thrun quits Stanford to create a for-profit online university.

By Rob Reich | 3 | Jan. 25, 2012
 

Philanthropy

Giving 2.0: Getting Together to Give

Giving circles are powerful ways to transform the world while also transforming participants’ giving.
By Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen | 1 | Nov. 16, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director.

Stone Soup and an Impoverished Mexican Village

In a session at the Opportunity Collaboration, stories were shared on the power and importance of community decision-making.

By Regina Ridley | Oct. 19, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy

GOOD Buys Jumo, Seeks Social Connective Tissue

Jumo might just move from being a content platform for people who give a damn to an immersive experience.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | Aug. 23, 2011
 
GIVING WELL:
The Ethics of
Philanthropy
Patricia Illingworth,
Thomas Pogge,
& Leif Wenar

Philanthropy

Ethical Philanthropy

Giving Well: The Ethics of Philanthropy by Patricia Illingworth, Thomas Pogge, & Leif Wenar
Reviewed By Chip Pitts | 2 | Aug. 9, 2011
 

Philanthropy

The Emotions of Aid

“One death is a tragedy; 1 million is a statistic,” Joseph Stalin is supposed to have said. The more people we see suffering, the less we care.
By Jessica Ruvinsky | 3 | Jul. 27, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy

Philanthropy

Rigor & Moral Clarity in Philanthropy

The effective philanthropy movement operates on an evidence-based understanding of how the world works.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | Jul. 20, 2011
 

Individual Giving

Talking to Elephants

Appeals to caring for the needy are likely to backfire unless advocates acknowledge and avoid inflaming passions that stem from other powerful moral values.

By Peter Manzo | 2 | Jun. 7, 2011
 
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy

Philanthropy

Changing the Coefficients of Giving

One way to frame efforts to increase charitable giving is to think of it as “changing the coefficients of giving.”

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 3 | May. 24, 2011