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


Tag: Social Media


Innovations in online social networks that solve global problems

SSIR blogger David Simpson is the co-founder and president of GoldMail and is on the board of Aim High.


Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Deserves Top-Level Focus and Resources

Peer-to-peer communication leverages the personal networks of members to disseminate messages.

By David Simpson | 1 | May. 12, 2011


The Peer Water Exchange: A Platform for Change

Featuring Rajesh Shah | Apr. 29, 2011

Student Retention: There’s An App for That

In business schools around the country, there’s much ado about social entrepreneurship and a double bottom-line—social good and profits.

By Halle Tecco | 1 | Mar. 23, 2011

Slacktivism, the Gateway to Change?

Two points of Slacktivism: 1) organizations create and endorse the level to which people take action 2) “slacker activism” is a gateway to lasting change.

By Amy Sample Ward | 2 | Mar. 14, 2011

Civil Society

Online Gaming Is the New Bowling League

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Feb. 16, 2011

Technology & Design

City Hall 2.0

By Suzie Boss | Feb. 16, 2011

Crowd-Sourcing Disaster Relief

Featuring Jeannie Stamberger | Jan. 25, 2011

Technology & Design

Are we addicted to Slacktivism?

Does every social media “call to action” need to have a cause?

By Amy Sample Ward | 3 | Dec. 7, 2010
Rob Reich, Associate Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, in Philosophy and at the School of Education, at Stanford University

Technology & Design

Early Thoughts About Jumo

Some early impressions of Jumo, a much-heralded social networking site for stimulating, coordinating, and occasionally funding social change.

By Rob Reich | 3 | Dec. 3, 2010

Technology & Design

The Dragonfly Effect

By Jennifer Aaker & Andy Smith | 10 | Nov. 18, 2010