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Best of Luck to our Postdoctoral Fellows

June 21st, 2018

This year, Stanford PACS says goodbye to six postdoctoral fellows who are moving to new faculty positions across the globe. This is bittersweet news for the center, which hosted these fellows as part of the Digital Civil Society Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Stanford PACS Postdoctoral Fellowship programs. Stanford PACS is honored...

Participate in Philanthropy Research with the Effective Philanthropy Lab

May 14th, 2018

The Effective Philanthropy Lab at Stanford PACS requests your participation in a decision-making study. If you have a combined annual income greater than $100,000, or an equivalent access to assets, and have donated $1,000 or more to nonprofits in the last 12 months, please click below for a quick 10 minute survey....

Current Stanford Senior Serves as Teaching Assistant for PACS Course This Spring

March 30th, 2018

Stanford senior Alexis Kallen has traveled the world for study and research. This spring quarter, she stays active as a teaching assistant for “Theories and Practices of Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Nonprofit Sector” offered by Stanford PACS. Read more about this remarkable student here.

History of Fake News by Former PACS Fellow – Mike Ananny

March 30th, 2018

At USC, former Stanford PACS fellow, Mike Ananny is featured in  Five Minutes with Mike Ananny: On the history of fake news, challenges for journalists covering news today. Hear his thoughts about, “How ‘fake news’ is not something new but has been around for a long time, and how journalists can...

Education Policy Influenced by Large Foundations: Media Turns to Former PACS PhD Fellow, Tompkins-Stange

March 15th, 2018

Megan Tompkins-Stange interprets shifts in education based on influential foundation signals. Former Stanford PACS PhD Fellow, now a University of Michigan faculty member at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Tompkins-Stange explores how public policy in the education sector is influenced by foundations. In particular, her work on...

Groundbreaking Research is Recognized

February 28th, 2018

Co-directors, Johanna Mair and Christian Seelos, from the Global Innovation for Impact Lab at Stanford PACS, have won the Terry McAdam Book Award. Their groundbreaking research highlighted in their book, Innovation and Scaling for Impact: How Effective Social Enterprises Do It, reviews how innovation can successfully be enacted in social enterprises and provides...

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.