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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**This event, originally scheduled for November 15-16, 2021, has been moved to January 25-26, 2022. This interactive workshop is...
January 25 - 26th, 2022
In How We Give Now, Lucy Bernholz shows that philanthropy is more than writing a check and claiming a tax deduction....
December 8th, 2021
This talk will focus on the the social politics of inequality in Africa, through an examination of disease, public health,...
December 1st, 2021
Stanford PACS’ Digital Civil Society Lab to House Dark Patterns Tip Line for Identifying Deceptive Digital Designs
Palo Alto – The Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) at Stanford PACS is thrilled to announce that it will provide...Read More
Stanford PACS is excited to share our four Small Grant winners: Erik Santoro, Catherine Sirois, Katherine Clayton, and Alexander Landry....Read More
Stanford PACS on Social Media
Stanford Social Innovation Review
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
Aaron Horvath, Christof Brandtner, and Walter W. Powell