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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Co-Sponsored with the Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (SCANCOR) Professor Katherine K. Chen’s research specialties cover organizational studies and economic...
October 17th, 2022
Please join us for a conversation with Anand Giridharadas, author of The Persuaders, at the Front Lines of the Fight For...
October 24th, 2022
Humanities Center - Levinthal Hall
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
Stanford PACS is looking for an experienced, strategic and entrepreneurial individual to serve as its Director, Partnerships & Community. This role...Read More
The Digital Civil Society Lab would like to extend a warm farewell to our outgoing postdoctoral fellows: Samantha Bradshaw, David...Read More
Stanford PACS on Social Media
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Patricia Bromley, Jared Furuta, Rie Kijima, Lisa Overbey, Minju Choi & Heitor Santos
Stanford University & University of Toronto
Toward a Better Understanding of Social Origins Theory: A Historical Narrative of Vienna’s Civil Society Organizations
by Florentine Maier, Michael Meyer, and Berta Terzieva
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