Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Scholars. Practitioners. Leaders.
The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) is a global interdisciplinary research center and publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). Stanford PACS develops and shares knowledge to improve philanthropy, strengthen civil society, and address societal challenges. By creating a shared space for scholars, students, and practitioners, Stanford PACS informs policy and social innovation, philanthropic investment, and nonprofit practice.
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Paper submissions due for Special Issue on “Nonprofits, Public Policy, and Climate Change” in Nonprofit Policy Forum
Guest edited by Jennifer A. Kagan, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Patricia Bromley, Stanford University
March 30th, 2023
The Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative (EPLI) at Stanford PACS is delighted to welcome back its EPP alums to Stanford for...
November 18th, 2022
Co-Sponsored with the Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (SCANCOR) Dr. May Farid is a political scientist studying civil society, policy...
November 14th, 2022
Five social sector leaders to develop research and tools to benefit global civil society The Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL)...Read More
Stanford PACS on Social Media
Stanford Social Innovation Review
The Annual Industry Forecast by Lucy Bernholz
Patricia Bromley, Jared Furuta, Rie Kijima, Lisa Overbey, Minju Choi & Heitor Santos
Stanford University & University of Toronto
The Australian Toolkit
EPLI has partnered with Perpetual Asset Management Australia to create an Australian version of the Toolkit available for free online here.
Alternative Organizing with Social Purpose: Revisiting Institutional Analysis of Market-Based Activity
Mair, J., & Rathert, N. 2021. Socio-Economic Review. Online First: DOI: 10.1093/ser/mwz031.
A Compendium of Research from the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project
Paul Brest and Hal Harvey