PACS news / May 23, 2023

Stanford PACS 2022: A Special Progress Report

2022 was a momentous year for Stanford PACS. Like many other organizations in our ecosystem, we were fine tuning a new modus operandi for a world that has changed profoundly and permanently while preparing to celebrate a major milestone — the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Stanford Social Innovation ReviewSSIR in many ways exemplifies the founding idea of our Center — assembling a diverse, dedicated community of scholars, leaders, and practitioners to identify, examine, and decode both new and entrenched problems that threaten civil society. We are deeply proud of all that SSIR has accomplished in the two decades since its founding and are continuing to determine new ways to engage our ever growing community to inform policy and social innovation, philanthropic investment, and nonprofit practice. 

The exceptional work that SSIR does in curating and disseminating essential knowledge for the social sector writ large complements the ongoing contributions of our faculty, staff, fellows, and student researchers. From very concrete human-focused research on homelessness, health, and anti-racism, to systems-focused initiatives on democracy, and localized guides to improve philanthropy, our work encompasses a broad range of issues and approaches. 

To that end, we are pleased to share with you the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society’s 2022 Special Progress Report. The report provides an extensive, but not exhaustive, representation of our efforts to address the big questions and pressing needs of this moment through our convenings, publications, research, and other programmatic initiatives.