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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Dataraising and Digital Civil Society

What is dataraising and why should nonprofits care? For millennia humans have given time and money to each other and...

August 10th, 2022

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The Upgrade Initiative: Me, My .Org, and AI

The Upgrade Initiative is a collaborative effort to integrate digital skills and policy concerns into the core of nonprofit capacity building...

July 27th, 2022

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The Upgrade Initiative: Navigating a Sea of Disinformation

The Upgrade Initiative is a collaborative effort to integrate digital skills and policy concerns into the core of nonprofit capacity building...

July 13th, 2022

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News

DCSL Bids Farewell to Outgoing Postdoctoral Fellows

The Digital Civil Society Lab would like to extend a warm farewell to our outgoing postdoctoral fellows: Samantha Bradshaw, David...

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“Critical race theory” is being weaponised. What’s the fuss about?

Patricia Bromley’s research on history textbooks, mentioned in The Economist, supports arguments that critical race theory is not currently a...

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Stanford PACS on Social Media

As many as 300,000 people per year may lose access to abortion across 26 states as a consequence of overturning Roe. Shruthi Jayaram & @erinmbarringer (@DalbergTweet), @elizarennis & Saalar Aghili with strategies to strengthen the abortion care ecosystem. https://ssir.org/articles/entry/expanding_abortion_access_in_post_roe_america

Ready for a coffee break? ☕ Hop on to our virtual book chat to learn about effective philanthropy in the internet age. Happening now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-talk-dataraising-digital-civil-society-tickets-387839397077 #HowWeGiveNow #booklovers

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Stanford Social Innovation Review

To advance, educate, and inspire the field of social innovation by seeking out, cultivating, and disseminating the best in research- and practice-based knowledge.

Recent Publications

Philanthropy and Digital Civil Society: Blueprint 2022

The Annual Industry Forecast by Lucy Bernholz

Announcing: Australian Edition of the Toolkit

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.

The Virus And The Vote: Administering the 2020 Election In A Pandemic

A Compendium of Research from the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project

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