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


Tag: Research & Development



Technology & Design

A Messy Solution to Messy Problems

Reviewed By Lucy Bernholz | May. 14, 2014

Nonprofit Management

A New Study of Collective Impact Efforts

With Wallace Foundation backing, Columbia University’s Teachers College sets out to learn from past initiatives, document current ones, and find answers to complex questions.



Experimentation: A Shortcut to Innovation

Leading organizations are placing bets on action over rhetoric.

By Meg Busse | Apr. 1, 2014

From Proof to Impact

Four thoughts on how researchers and organizations can reliably take the leap from proven research to operationalization at scale.


Social Entrepreneurship

The New Economics of Innovation Ecosystems

A new strain of economic thought is emerging to explain how societies can grow sustainably.

By Victor W. Hwang & Ade Mabogunje | 3 | Oct. 17, 2013


Stop Funding Duplicative Projects

By Christine E. Sherry | 5 | May. 15, 2013


Judging Success in Translational Medical Research

By Robert Pozen | May. 15, 2013


Impact by Design: Making R&D Work for the Social Sector

Intentional processes that support risk-taking, testing, and fine-tuning of interventions lead to better-designed, more impactful initiatives.

By Meg Long | Nov. 8, 2012
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Nonprofit Management

Don’t Just Scale, Retrofit! – Part 2

Most nonprofits are more apt to benefit from retrofitting rather than scaling strategies.

By John Brothers | 2 | Jul. 17, 2012


An Open Source Approach to Medical Research

An interview with Stephen Friend about using using open source to encourage collaboration and share health information.

By Roshan Paul & Alexa Clay | 1 | Oct. 3, 2011