Throughout the year, Stanford PACS hosts an array of events touching on areas of focus. Many of our events are open to the public, while some are invitation-only or focused on convening specific groups of scholars and practitioners to further issue-specific discussions.
The Digital Civil Society Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society is exploring the implications of the digital age for global civil society.
In addition to our annual schedule of events, Stanford PACS hosts two signature events on a regular schedule. We host a Junior Scholars Forum each year and our Philanthropy Innovation Summit every two years.
The Philanthropy Innovation Summit is an intensive day-long program with panels, keynote speakers, and breakout sessions, which will take place …
Registration is now open! Join Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) on September 12-13, 2017, at Stanford University for the 12th annual Nonprofit Management Institute.
Digital data offer a world of possibilities for civil society to achieve greater impact. Digital resources also present a new set of responsibilities and challenges for civil society.
Join us on June 5th at Stanford University to hear Johanna Mair, academic editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and…
Larry Kramer, president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and William Foster, partner at Bridgespan will be discussing the merits and pitfalls of of today’s largest donors making big bets in philanthropy.
We tend to think of philanthropy as unequivocally good, but philanthropy is also an exercise of power. And like all forms of power, especially in a democratic society, it deserves scrutiny. Join thought leaders from Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, the University of Chicago, and Princeton University, in conversation on this topic that rarely receives the serious attention it deserves.
Stanford PACS held its 6th annual conference at the Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) in Beijing, China on March 21 & 22, 2017.
Philanthropy in Democratic Societies brings together expert philosophers, sociologists, political scientists, historians, and legal scholars to ask fundamental and pressing questions about philanthropy’s role in democratic societies.
Join panelists Lucy Bernholz, Allen Gunn, Cayden Mak, Riana Pfefferkorn, and Rob Reich in an informative and open conversation on safe digital practices in the nonprofit sector.