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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Join our distinguished panelists for a dynamic discussion on Lucy Bernholz’s new book, How We Give Now: A Philanthropic Guide...
November 4th, 2021
This interactive workshop is designed for advisors who would like an efficient, immersive training on the core principles and practices...
November 15 - 16th, 2021
The 2021 China Social Innovation Summit will be held virtually November 17-18, 2021 Beijing Time (November 16-17 Eastern & Pacific...
November 16 - 17th, 2021
Stanford PACS is excited to share our four Small Grant winners: Erik Santoro, Catherine Sirois, Katherine Clayton, and Alexander Landry....Read More
Perpetual Private has launched an Australian Philanthropy Toolkit (the Toolkit) as part of its ongoingpartnership with the Stanford Center on...Read More
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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.
Can Ratings Have Indirect Effects? Evidence from the Organizational Response to Peers’ Environmental Ratings
Amanda J. Sharkey and Patricia Bromley
The Annual Industry Forecast by Lucy Bernholz
Paul Brest and Hal Harvey
Aaron Horvath, Christof Brandtner, and Walter W. Powell