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Spotlight Series: Ling Han

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 center associates, whose research contributes extensively to Stanford PACS labs...

Nonprofit Management Institute – September 12 – 14, 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 diversity, equity, and inclusion; notable leaders of organizations working to...

Rob Reich on Stakes of Higher Education

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 even necessity–they propose methods through which institutions can help reorient...

Best of Luck to our Postdoctoral Fellows

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 to share their new destinations and hope to stay connected...

Participate in Philanthropy Research with the Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative

The Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative 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. This is one of the Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative’s...

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

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

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 overcome the reporting challenges in today’s political climate by understanding...

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

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 the Gates Foundation has been featured in multiple publications of...

Groundbreaking Research is Recognized

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 guides for action as well as recommendations to build knowledge...

More Data. More Lessons.

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 power of digital is changing not only our non-profit sector...