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Stanford PACS Welcomes Carla Eckhardt as Executive Director

September 30th, 2020

Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society is thrilled to announce the appointment of Carla Eckhardt as executive director.  With more than 25 years of leadership experience in nonprofit, academic, and for-profit settings, Carla brings deep expertise and commitment to her role in guiding the Stanford PACS and SSIR community...

Civic Life of Cities adds Singapore to the Global Research Study

September 28th, 2020

The Civic Life of Cities is excited to announce the addition of Singapore to the ongoing global research study. The addition of the Singapore region marks the 7th city to join this study. The research team is lead by Winnie Jiang, Assistant Professor at INSEAD. Winnie is working alongside Ling...

PACS Names 2020-21 PhD Fellows

September 28th, 2020

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society is pleased to welcome the Ph.D. fellows who will be joining us for the 2020-21 academic year. Our fellows will spend the academic year participating in a year-long research workshop, engaging in discussions with featured faculty,  and contributing to other parts of academic...

Practitioner Fellowship for Social Sector Leaders Application Opened

September 15th, 2020

Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) launched a Practitioner Fellowship application to support social sector leaders interested in developing ideas to benefit civil society. They will be looking to support projects that include: designing tools to protect civil society actors...

Designing Healthy Polling and Voting in Partnership with Nate Persily

September 2nd, 2020

The Stanford Design School has just launched a healthy polling place guidebook and poll worker training materials as part of the joint Stanford-MIT project on Healthy Elections that brings academics and election administration experts together to assess and promote best practices for the 2020 election in the wake of the...

PACS Postdoctoral Scholars Announced

August 29th, 2020

Stanford PACS is pleased to welcome our incoming Postdoctoral Scholars for the 2020-21 academic year: Samantha Bradshaw, James Chu, Soojong Kim, and Ashley Lee.   Dr. Bradshaw received her Ph.D. from the Oxford Internet Institute where she studied the producers and drivers of computational propaganda. Her fellowship research will examine...

A message of solidarity

June 3rd, 2020

Sadness, anger, resolve. We are living through one of the most trying periods we have faced as a nation. It is as if the United States is experiencing a combination of the 1918 pandemic and the tumultuous and violent 1968 election year all at once, and all while levels of...

Donor Advised Funds Webinar – Most Frequently Asked Questions

May 28th, 2020

By Paul Brest and Erinn Andrews, Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative, Stanford PACS Thank you to the 1,127 participants of our DAF webinar on May 14! We greatly appreciated the quality as well as quantity (almost 250) of your questions, and will respond to some of them here that we couldn’t...

A Message from Kim Meredith

April 29th, 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I hope you are safe and well. This global pandemic is unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetimes. Associated health and economic crises have shed further light on the incredible depth of need in our communities, calling each of us to do what we can to...

Stanford and MIT Launch Joint Initiative to Support Healthy Elections

April 10th, 2020

Stanford and MIT launched the “Stanford-MIT Project on a Healthy Election,” a joint initiative to address the unprecedented and ongoing threat that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to the 2020 Election. The project will be co-led by Professor Nathaniel Persily, the James B. McClatchy Professor Law at Stanford, Co-Director of the...

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