Stanford PACS aims to improve the body and reach of quality research on philanthropy, civil society, and social innovation.
Stanford PACS encourages interdisciplinary approaches, leveraging the intellectual assets of a diverse, world-class faculty across the University. Below is the list of our active research project and historical research initiatives.
The lab examines the 21st Century, technology-driven innovations in philanthropy
This project explores the potential for integrating human centered design into a foundation’s strategic planning process
The Stanford Project on the Evolution of Nonprofits is intended to improve baseline knowledge to inform decision making within and about the sector
A research project focused on refining diagnostic tools to support strategic decision making; understanding failure and learning as integral parts of innovation efforts; and determining conditions for success of innovation archetypes and strategies in specific problem spaces
This research explores the dynamics of individual, civic and political engagement at Stanford