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.
Stanford PACS is committed to providing an online environment that is accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities. We are working on updating our digital communications platforms to be inclusive. If you cannot access content or use features on our website due to a disability, please contact us so we can accommodate your request.
After the exploration of content policy through different angles – from the moderation of dangerous organizations, to challenges faced by...
May 26th, 2022
Disrupting Big Tech: Independent, Community-Rooted AI Research focused on Africa & the African diaspora
The Center for African Studies (CAS) is excited to host Timnit Gebru for this year’s annual lecture. In this talk,...
May 4th, 2022
At a time of growing anxiety about the ubiquity of digital technologies, the idea that we are witnessing the age...
March 28th, 2022
We are pleased to share this Spanish-language adaptation of EPLI’s Guide to Effective Philanthropy, which is entitled La Guía de Filantropía Efectiva...Read More
Stanford PACS on Social Media
Stanford Social Innovation Review
The Annual Industry Forecast by Lucy Bernholz
The Australian Toolkit
EPLI has partnered with Perpetual Asset Management Australia to create an Australian version of the Toolkit available for free online here.
Can Ratings Have Indirect Effects? Evidence from the Organizational Response to Peers’ Environmental Ratings
Amanda J. Sharkey and Patricia Bromley
A Compendium of Research from the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project
Paul Brest and Hal Harvey