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Innovating Philanthropy

November 14th, 2017

Innovating Philanthropy A new generation of wealth is making a difference using powerful technology, inventing new financial models to better leverage capital, and rigorously focusing on getting proven results. By Kathleen Kelly Janus Nov. 1, 2017 This article was originally published on Stanford Social Innovation Review’s website, ssir.org, on November 1, 2017....

Globalizing Philanthropy

November 14th, 2017

Globalizing Philanthropy By Eric Nee Nov 3, 2017 This article was originally published on Stanford Social Innovation Review’s website, ssir.org, on November 3, 2017. At a time of rising nationalism and cutbacks in foreign aid in countries around the world, philanthropists play a critical role, not just in providing money, but in...

Event Planner – Stanford PACS and SSIR

November 10th, 2017

Event Planner – Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society/Stanford Social Innovation Review This is an hourly 100% FTE temporary position – approximately: November 15, 2017 – May 31, 2018, with two weeks off between December 22 and January 8, 2018. Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are...

Directions to Paul Brest Hall

September 26th, 2016

Paul Brest Hall is located at 555 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA, 94305. The nearest parking lot to Paul Brest Hall is Parking Structure 6. It is an underground parking lot. There are visitor parking spots that take cash and credit cards. After 4pm, the parking lots are free. This parking lot...

“Theories of Civil Society, Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector,” allows students to award $125,000 to local non profits

June 10th, 2016

  “Theories of Civil Society, Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector,” concluded this week with a special class unlike any other at Stanford – one where students awarded local non profits $125,000! Grant recipients included Youth Radio, Community Grows, Operation Access, Causa Justa, and the National Center on Youth Law. Representatives...

Interview with Jean Lin, Postdoctoral Fellow

October 21st, 2015

  Jean Lin Jean Yen-chun Lin holds a PhD from the Department of Sociology at University of Chicago. Her research focuses on social movements, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and contemporary civil society development in China and Taiwan, with a particular interest in environmental and labor issue topics.   What got you...

2015-16 Postdoctoral Fellows

October 21st, 2015

Ling Han Ling Han holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, San Diego. Her research explores the logic behind community formation and community change in developing world through analyzing the crucial role of nongovernmental organizations and social innovations. At the intersection of service provision, urban governance, and...

Digital Civil Society

May 29th, 2015

Digital Civil Society (Reich and Bernholz) The digital civil society project examines the 21st Century, technology-driven innovations in philanthropy and civil society. As part of the Philanthropy, Policy and Technology (PPT) research initiative at Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS), we have hosted a series of charrettes that...

Impact Investing Landscape Analysis

May 28th, 2015

PI: Paul Brest Research lead: Jason Bade A landscape analysis and segmentation of impact investing markets. The project included a mapping of investors within each segment, their interests and requirements, in what asset classes and enterprises they are investing, the barriers and challenges they face, and expected financial and social returns...