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Pre-doctoral Research Fellow in Organizational Sociology and Social Innovation

Supervisors: Christof Brandtner (emlyon business school) and Woody Powell (Stanford University) Timeline: Starting in summer or fall 2024. The InvEnt Research Center on Innovation & Entrepreneurship at emlyon business school, in collaboration with the Civic Life of Cities Lab (CLC) affiliated with the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, seeks to hire a dedicated, highly motivated, and analytically minded...

Digital listening techniques for reproductive health in Honduras

The project, conducted in Honduras, focused on using digital listening techniques to better understand online conversations and trajectories related to emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) in the country. In collaboration with the Centro de Derechos de Mujeres (CDM), a Honduran organization, and Las Lupas, the digital research laboratory of Inspiratorio, we investigated how women express their fears and questions when seeking...

New Stanford Study Finds 92% of Americans Underestimate the Benefits of Unions, Correcting Misperceptions Can Boost Support and Engagement

Findings from the Polarization and Social Change Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society suggest that informing the American public about the material benefits of unionization could increase support for unions, interest in joining unions, and support for pro-labor policies. How accurate are Americans’ perceptions of the benefits associated with joining a union? And how does that...

5 Ways Philanthropy Can Build the Rising Generation’s Financial Skills

Author Abby Axelrod-Wunderman, Philanthropic Director, Family Office Services, Foundations and Endowment The good of philanthropy can extend beyond serving your communities. It can build the business and financial acumen of your children and other family members. Philanthropy offers lessons in money management and organization. It reinforces the value of work. It also enhances professional skills such as communication and accountability....

Civil Society and Sustainability Conference Paper Submission

Civil Society and Sustainability ConferenceJune 3-5, 2024, Stanford UniversityPaper Submissions Solving the world’s greatest sustainability challenges depends on active engagement by civil society actors. Nonprofits, philanthropies, and advocacy groups play an important role in shaping policy agendas on topics related to sustainable development and contribute to innovative solutions to address problems like climate change and mitigate their impact on the...

Global Determinants of Education Reform

On the podcast FreshEd, Patricia Bromley discusses the rise and fall of levels education reform worldwide, as well as the work behind the scenes to create the World Education Reform Database.  FreshEd with Will Brehm takes ideas in educational research and seeks to make them accessible through conversations with experts in the field.

World Education Reform Database Mini Workshop

The World Education Reform Database (WERD) research group held a virtual mini-workshop on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Stanford University. Patricia Bromley, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education and the Doerr School of Sustainability and faculty director at PACS, opened the workshop with an overview of the WERD project. The workshop also featured the work of postdoctoral scholars,...

Could AI Speak on Behalf of Future Humans?

By Konstantin Scheuermann & Angela Aristidou In a recent piece in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, visiting researcher Konstantin Scheuermann and Dr. Angela Aristidou explore how Generative AI models can serve as a voice for traditionally marginalized stakeholders, such as the environment and future generations, thereby enriching collective decision-making with diverse perspectives. A persistent challenge in many decision-making scenarios is the negligent or...

Education for Philanthropy Professionals Course

The EPLI team is excited to host its Education for Philanthropy Professionals (EPP) course this May.  This six-day course provides an in-depth learning experience led by Stanford PACS’s team of researchers and outside experts in the field. Participants will leave the course with the essential tools and knowledge they need to practice effective philanthropy with confidence in their work.  This...

Digital Civil Society Lab Announces 2024-25 Cohort of Practitioner Fellows

Five social sector leaders to develop research and tools to benefit civil society The Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) are pleased to announce our new joint cohort of Practitioner Fellows for 2024-25. This highly accomplished cohort includes five social sector leaders whose critical work ranges from digital rights, equitable...