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More Data. More Lessons.

August 2nd, 2017

Caitriona Fay, National Manager of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Services at Perpetual Ltd., shares her thoughts on the data challenges to nonprofits after the Digital Impact World Tour stop in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in July. This year’s visit from the team from Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) saw the consolidation of lessons around how the...

Business Gurus Shortlisted for Oscars of Management Thinking

July 31st, 2017

We’re excited to announce that Johanna Mair and Christian Seelos, co-authors of the book, Innovation and Scaling for Impact, have been shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Innovation Award, which recognizes thinkers who have contributed the most to our understanding of innovation over the last two years. The event celebrates the very best in...

Rob Reich among the most influential in shaping education policy

March 9th, 2016

The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., released its annual list of 200 national education scholars who are contributing most substantially to discussions on schools and schooling policy and practices. Among them was Stanford PACS Faculty Co-Director Rob Reich. Twenty scholars from Stanford, including 15 from the Graduate School of Education,...

Video: Social media and social change

November 17th, 2015

Civil society is challenged to demonstrate its impact. Network and linguistic analyses of webpages reveal intense struggles among governments, businesses, and nonprofits to define effectiveness. Watch the video of this lecture by Stanford PACS faculty co-director Woody Powell.    

Christian Seelos on innovation

November 16th, 2015

Will innovation kill us? Our visiting scholar Christian Seelos discussed this question on the radio show Philosophy Talk on November 15, 2015 to discuss this question.     Listen to this show for free here: https://beta.prx.org/stories/164857 

Getting Beyond Better audio

October 28th, 2015

The audio recording from Getting Beyond Better with Sally Osberg is now available.

Philanthropy Summit videos

October 22nd, 2015

Selected Summit videos are now available on the PACS website. You can watch videos and explore Summit-related content and new videos and transcripts will be periodically added to this page. Visit the Summit recap page here.

Stanford PACS hosts Sally Osberg

September 23rd, 2015

Stanford PACS will launch the book Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works with a public event featuring Sally R. Osberg on October 13

Paul Brest discusses impact investing

September 9th, 2015

Social impact investing takes many forms these days. Investors can bring capital to worthy causes that otherwise wouldn’t be funded by investing in privately held businesses, or engage with other shareholders to put pressure on less socially motivated companies. They, too, can make so-called “sacrificial” investments in innovative social enterprises...

Paul Brest teaches online course

September 2nd, 2015

Essentials of Nonprofit Strategy to be offered this fall.