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The Project on Democracy and the Internet joins Kofi Annan Foundation Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age

October 12th, 2018

The Project on Democracy and the Internet will join the Kofi Annan Foundation to convene the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age to “examine and review the opportunities and challenges for electoral integrity created by technological innovations”.  The foundation named Stephen Steadman, a senior fellow at the...

Available Now: Philanthropist Resource Guide (PRG)

September 21st, 2018

The Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative (EPLI) at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) launches the Philanthropist Resource Guide (PRG). The PRG comprises of approximately 200 organizations across the United States that work to support the philanthropic activities of high net worth (HNW) donors. The tool will enable HNW donors to...

Why Women Stay Out of the Spotlight at Work

September 7th, 2018

“Organizations can take three steps to make it easier for women to be seen and promoted: Value unconventional forms of leadership, fight implicit bias, and balance women’s second-shift responsibilities,” former Stanford PACS Ph.D fellow, Priya Fielding-Singh, and her colleagues advocate.  Featured in the Harvard Business Review, Fielding-Singh and her co-authors...

Spotlight Series: Claire Dunning

August 24th, 2018

Claire Dunning is Stanford PACS September featured scholar.  Claire Dunning recently completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford PACS, studying how and why small nonprofit organizations are at the forefront of American antipoverty movements. She uses a historical approach  to review the past sixty years of government policy, philanthropic grantmaking, and...

Johanna Mair, Christian Seelos receive AOM 2018 ONE Book Award

August 24th, 2018

Johanna Mair and Christian Seelos, co-authors of Innovation and Scaling for Impact: How Effective Social Enterprises Do It, receive the Organizations and the Natural Environment Division (ONE) of the Academy of Management (AOM) Book Award.  On August 13, 2018 AOM held its annual conference in Chicago, where Mair and Seelos were recognized...

Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better by Rob Reich

August 21st, 2018

| Is philanthropy, by its very nature, a threat to today’s democracy? Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better by Rob Reich investigates the ethical and political dimensions of philanthropy, and considers how giving might better support democratic values and promote justice.  Though we may...

Lucy Bernholz: NFPs Face Critical Crossroads in an Age of Data

August 21st, 2018

Lucy Bernholz, director of the Digital Civil Society Lab, is featured in Generosity Magazine with a piece on the risks of digital data management for nonprofit organizations. She argues that civil society may hold the potential solution to alleviate the burden.  The digital age has made the work of nonprofits...

Spotlight Series: Ling Han

August 13th, 2018

Stanford PACS launches a spotlight series featuring the center’s research scholars and associates. Learn about their research, motivations, and the impact they bring to improve philanthropy, strengthen civil society, and effect social change. Each month features a new research fellow at Stanford PACS. These individuals are postdoctoral and Ph.D. scholars, or...

Nonprofit Management Institute – September 12 – 14, 2018

July 25th, 2018

Stanford Social Innovation Review‘s Nonprofit Management Institute occurs September 12 – 14, 2018 at Stanford University. This year’s featured theme is “Toward Real Change: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” The conference brings respected scholars exploring the latest research and thinking on the root causes and most promising solutions to issues of...

Rob Reich on Stakes of Higher Education

July 17th, 2018

Rob Reich, faculty co-director of Stanford PACS, recently participated in a discussion about  America’s diminishing trust in higher education and potential ways to reverse this pattern. The talk was held at The Aspen Institute with leaders from other top universities. As panel members unravel the debate on higher education’s current state–or...