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Philanthropy and Digital Civil Society: Blueprint 2021

Dec 2020

The Annual Industry Forecast by Lucy Bernholz

Article

Reimagining Philanthropy

Dec 2020

by Lucy Bernholz

White Paper

Report of the Working Group on Platform Scale

Nov 2020

Francis Fukuyama, Barak Richman, Ashish Goel, Marietje Schaake, Roberta R. Katz, Douglas Melamed

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White Paper

Internet Infrastructure and Human Rights: A Reading List

Oct 2020

Beatrice Martini, Digital Civil Society Lab Practitioner Fellow

Research Paper

Research Paper

Judgments of Economic Fairness Are Based More on Perceived Economic Mobility Than Perceived Inequality

Sep 2020

Nicholas Heiserman, Brent Simpson, Robb Willer

Article
Research Paper

Research Paper

Conservative and liberal attitudes drive polarized neural responses to political content

Sep 2020

Yuan Chang LeongJanice ChenRobb Willer, and Jamil Zaki

Article

What’s your impact?

Sep 2020

Maggie Coggan

Research Paper

Research Paper

Short Messages Encouraging Compliance with COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines Have Minimal Persuasive Effects

Aug 2020

Sophia Pink, Michael Stagnaro, James Chu, Joe Mernyk, Jan Voelkel, Robb Willer

Research Paper

Bay Area Millennial Giving: Current Trends, Challenges, & Opportunities (May 2020)

Jul 2020

By Judy Park & Kavya Shankar

 

Research Paper

Access granted: Facebook’s free basics in Africa

Apr 2020

Nothias, T. 2020. Media, Culture & Society.

 

Research Paper

How We Give Now: Conversations Across the United States

Mar 2020

By Lucy Bernholz, PhD, and Brigitte Pawliw-Fry

Research Paper

The Psychology of Entrenched Privilege: High Socioeconomic Status Individuals From Affluent Backgrounds Are Uniquely High in Entitlement

Mar 2020

Stéphane Côté, Jennifer E. Stellar, Robb Willer, Rachel C. Forbes, Sean R. Martin, and Emily C. Bianchi

Research Paper

Integrated Advocacy: Paths Forward for Digital Civil Society

Jan 2020

by Lucy Bernholz, Nicole Ozer, Kip Wainscott, and Wren Elhai

Blueprints

Philanthropy and Digital Civil Society: Blueprint 2020

Dec 2019

The Annual Industry Forecast by Lucy Bernholz

Article

Social Enterprises = Sharing Economy Organizations?

Dec 2019

Johanna Mair, Nikolas Rathert and Georg Reischauer. The Business of Society Sep 2019.

Article

Changing Systems? Welcome to the Slow Movement

Dec 2019

Seelos, C. 2019. Stanford Social Innovation Review (Winter)

Research Paper

Alternative Organizing with Social Purpose: Revisiting Institutional Analysis of Market-Based Activity.

Dec 2019

Mair, J. and Rathert, N. 2019. Socio-Economic Review. Online First: DOI: 10.1093/ser/mwz031.

Research Paper

The Organizational Reproduction of Inequality

Dec 2019

Amis, J., Mair, J., Munir, K. 2020. Academy of Management Annals

Article

Scaling innovative ideas to create inclusive labour markets

Dec 2019

Mair, J. 2018. Nature Human Behaviour.

Article

Innovation Is Not the Holy Grail

Dec 2019

Seelos, C., & Mair, J. 2012. Stanford Social Innovation Review(Fall): 45-49.

Research Paper

Scaffolding: A Process of Transforming Patterns of Inequality in Small-Scale Societies.

Dec 2019

Mair, J., Wolf, M., & Seelos, C. 2016. Academy of Management Journal, 59(6): 2021-2044.

Research Paper

Building Inclusive Markets in Rural Bangladesh: How Intermediaries Work Institutional Voids.

Dec 2019

Mair, J., Martí, I., & Ventresca, M. J. 2012. Academy of Management Journal, 55(4): 819-850.

Research Paper

Profitable business models and market creation in the context of deep poverty: A strategic view.

Dec 2019

Seelos, C., & Mair, J. 2007. Academy of Management Perspectives, 21(4): 49-63.

Article

Nonprofit Goals, For-Profit Tactics

Oct 2019

Alisha Green, Silicon Valley Business Journal

Article

When Nonprofits Act Like Businesses, Transparency Improves

Oct 2019

Louise Lee, Insights by Stanford Business

Article

The Language of Nonprofits is Changing

Oct 2019

Louise Lee, Insights by Stanford Business

Article

Interstitial Organizations as Conversational Bridges

Oct 2019

Valeska Korff, Achim Oberg, and Walter W. Powell

Article

Institutional analysis in a digital era: Mechanisms and methods to understand emerging fields

Oct 2019

Walter W. Powell, Achim Oberg, Valeska Korff, Carrie Oelberger, and Karina Kloos

Article

Social Service Mergers: Hope Services & Skills Center

Oct 2019

Victoria Chang and Walter W. Powell

Article
Article

Article

The Welfare Effects of Social Media

May 2019

Hunt Alcott, Associate Professor of Economics, NYU

Luca Braghieri, Economics, Stanford University

Sarah Eichmeyer, Economics, Stanford University

Matthew Gentzkow, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

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Article

Resolving the Progressive Paradox: Conservative Value Framing of Progressive Economic Policies Increases Candidate Support

May 2019

Jan Voelkel and Robb Willer. “Resolving the Progressive Paradox: Conservative Value Framing of Progressive Economic Policies Increases Candidate Support.” SSRN Working Paper.

Student Paper

Alexa and Elections: How Voice Interactive Devices and Assistants Alter the Provision of Political Information

May 2019

Ben Murphy, LLM (LST) Candidate, Stanford University 

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Student Paper

FOSTA, Explicit Content Bans, and Free Speech

Apr 2019

Brynne O’Neal, J.D. Candidate, Stanford Law School 

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Student Paper

Analyzing the Effectiveness of Secure Elections as an Application of Blockchain Technology

Apr 2019

Salvatore S. Calvo, Graduate Student, Stanford Management Science & Engineering 

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Student Paper

Hidden Censors: How Indirect Intermediaries Shape Online Speech

Apr 2019

Anna Mitchell, Graduate Student, Computer Science, Stanford University 

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Article

Age Matters: Sampling Strategies for Studying Digital Media Effects

Apr 2019

Kevin Munger, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Princeton Center for the Study of Democratic Politics

Mario Luca, Doctoral Candidate, Sciences Politique 

Jonathan Nagler, Professor of Politics, NYU

Joshua Tucker, Professor of Politics, NYU

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Article

Trends in the Diffusion of Misinformation on Social Media

Apr 2019

Hunt Allcott, Associate Professor of Economics, New York University

Matthew Gentzkow, Professor of Economics, Stanford University 

Chuan Yu, Research Assistant, Stanford University

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Article

Echo Chambers and Partisan Polarization: Evidence from the 2016 Presidential Campaign

Apr 2019

Erik Peterson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Dartmouth College

Sharad Goel, Assistant Professor, Department of Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University

Shanto Iyengar, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

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SSIR – Spring 2019

Apr 2019

Article

Digital Resources for Civil Society

Mar 2019

By Lucy Bernholz

Article

The Internet’s Challenge to Democracy: Framing the Problem and Assessing Reforms

Mar 2019

Nathaniel Persily, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law, Stanford Law School 

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Article

Who Do You Sue? State and Platform Hybrid Power over Online Speech

Feb 2019

Daphne Keller, Director of Intermediary Liability, The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School 

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Article

Article

Threats to Racial Status Promote Tea Party Support Among White Americans

Feb 2019

Robb Willer, Matthew Feinberg, and Rachel Wetts. “Threats to Racial Status Promote Tea Party Support Among White Americans.” SSRN Working Paper.

Article

Article

Extreme Protest Tactics Reduce Popular Support for Social Movements

Feb 2019

Matthew Feinberg, Robb Willer, and Chloe Kovacheff. “Extreme Protest Tactics Reduce Popular Support for Social Movements.” SSRN Working Paper.

Article

Glasnost! Nine Ways Facebook Can Make Itself a Better Forum for Free Speech and Democracy

Jan 2019

Timothy Garton Ash, Robert Gorwa, and Danaë Metaxa

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Book

Putting Social Movements in their Place

Jan 2019

Hilary Schaffer Boudet and Doug McAdam

Book

Hyper-Organization: Global Organization Expansion

Jan 2019

Patricia Bromley and John W. Meyer

Student Paper

Hacking the discourse: Leaked emails, transparency, and disinformation – working paper

Jan 2019

Benjamin Sorensen, Stanford University ’18, B.A. Political Science

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Blueprints

Philanthropy and Digital Civil Society: Blueprint 2019

Dec 2018

The Annual Industry Forecast by Lucy Bernholz

Article

The Ethics of Designing Digital Infrastructure

Aug 2018

By Lucy Bernholz and Lyndon Ormond-Parker

Research Paper

Fake News and Misinformation

Jul 2018

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Student Paper

The Role of Open Source Technology in the Battle Against Fake News

Jun 2018

Hilary Sun, Stanford Law School 

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Student Paper

Studying the Real Ramifications of Fake News

Jun 2018

Sarah Mahmood, Stanford Law School 

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Student Paper

The Voting Technology Problem

Jun 2018

Margot Adams, Stanford Law School 

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Student Paper

Social Media Echo Chambers & Democratic Discourse

Jun 2018

Helen Lawless, Stanford Law School 

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Student Paper

Internet Immunity, Fake News, and Asymmetrical Action

Jun 2018

Thomas Davidson, Stanford Law School 

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Student Paper

Antidemocratic Effects of the Internet & Social Media: A Survey

Jun 2018

Taisa Goodnature, Stanford Law School 

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Student Paper

A Structure to Counter Fake News

Jun 2018

Travis Trammell, Stanford Department of Management Science and Engineering

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Article

Article

Does Violent Protest Backfire? Testing a Theory of Public Reactions to Activist Violence

May 2018

Brent Simpson, Robb Willer, and Matthew Feinberg. 2018. “Does Violent Protest Backfire? Testing a Theory of Public Reactions to Activist Violence.” Socius.

Article

Article

Privilege on the Precipice: Perceived Racial Status Threats Lead White Americans to Oppose Welfare Programs

May 2018

Rachel Wetts and Robb Willer. 2018. “Privilege on the Precipice: Perceived Racial Status Threats Lead White Americans to Oppose Welfare Programs.” Social Forces.

Article

Article

Unethical and Inept? The Influence of Moral Information on Perceived Competence

May 2018

Jennifer Stellar and Robb Willer. 2018 “Unethical and Inept? The Influence of Moral Information on Perceived Competence.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 114: 195-210.

Research Paper

Nonprofit Data Governance

May 2018

By Lucy Bernholz and Rob Reich

Research Paper

Trusted Data Intermediaries

May 2018

By Lucy Bernholz

Student Paper

The Mixed Promise of Public Broadcasters in Combating Fake News

Apr 2018

Jared Crum, Stanford Law School

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Article

Serve or Conserve: Mission, Strategy, and Multi-Level Nonprofit Change During the Great Recession

Jan 2018

Aaron Horvath, Christof Brandtner, and Walter W. Powell

Research Paper

Universal Basic Income: Safety Net 2.0

Dec 2017

By Juliana Bidadanure

Research Paper

Place, Scale, and Depth of Impact: Place-based Philanthropy

Dec 2017

By Maeve Richards

Article

Innovating Philanthropy

Dec 2017

By Kathleen Kelly Janus

Article

Globalizing Philanthropy

Dec 2017

By Eric Nee

Research Paper

Effective Altruism: Doing the Most Good

Dec 2017

By Hilary Cohen and Rob Reich

Research Paper

Designing for Strategic Philanthropy

Dec 2017

By Paul Brest and Nadia Roumani

Research Paper

Can Philanthropy Help Protect Democracy?

Dec 2017

By Lucy Bernholz

Research Paper

Cultivating the Next Generation of Givers

Dec 2017

By Kim Laughton

Research Paper

Beyond Funding: Leveraging Your Full Philanthropic Toolkit

Dec 2017

By Anne Marie Burgoyne and Will Fowler

Article

Demystifying the Theory of Change Process

Dec 2017

By Kathleen Kelly Janus

Blueprints

Philanthropy and Digital Civil Society: Blueprint 2018

Dec 2017

The Annual Industry Forecast by Lucy Bernholz

Article

Can Democracy Survive the Internet?

Dec 2017

Nate Persily, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law, Stanford Law School 

Book

The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook, Second Edition

Dec 2017

Walter W. Powell and Richard Steingberg

Research Paper

Managing Through Challenges: A Profile of San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofits

Dec 2017

By Denise L. Gammal, Caroline Simard, Hokyu Hwang, and Walter W. Powell

Blueprints

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2017

May 2017

The Annual Industry Forecast by Lucy Bernholz

Book

Innovation and Scaling for Impact

May 2017

By Christian Seelos and Johanna Mair

Article

The Humanitarian Data Ecosystem: The Case for Collective Responsibility

Sep 2016

Jos Berens, Nathaniel Raymond, Gideon Shimshon, Stefaan Verhulst, Lucy Bernholz

Article

When Innovation Goes Wrong

Aug 2016

Christian Seelos and Johanna Mair

Book

Philanthropy in Democratic Societies

Jul 2016

Book edited by Rob Reich, Chiara Cordelli, and Lucy Bernholz

Article

The Role of Decision Science

Jul 2016

Paul Brest

Article

Political Scientists Should Study Philanthropy

Jul 2016

Theda Skocpol

Article

Article

The Social Structure of Political Echo Chambers: Variation in Ideological Homophily in Online Networks.

May 2016

Andrei Boutyline and Robb Willer. 2016. “The Social Structure of Political Echo Chambers: Variation in Ideological Homophily in Online Networks.” Political Psychology.

Research Paper

2015 Survey on Board of Directors of Nonprofit Organizations

Apr 2016

David F. Larcker, Nicholas E. Donatiello, Bill Meehan, Brian Tayan

Blueprints

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2016

Dec 2015

The Annual Industry Forecast by Lucy Bernholz

Article

Design Thinking and Strategic Philanthropy Case Study (August 2015)

Nov 2015

Nadia Roumani, Paul Brest, and Olivia Vagelos

Book

Integrating Capacity and Strategy

Sep 2015

A Handbook for Next Generation Grantmakers

By C.R. Hibbs

Article

Problem Solving, Human-Centered Design, and Strategic Processes (October 2015)

Sep 2015

Paul Brest, Nadia Roumani, Jason Bade

Research Paper

The Emergence of Digital Civil Society

Aug 2015

Lucy Bernholz, Chiara Cordelli, Rob Reich

Article

Innovate and Scale: A Tough Balancing Act

Aug 2015

Johanna Mair and Christian Seelos

Research Paper

Organizational Capacity for Continuous Innovation

Jul 2015

Christian Seelos and Johanna Mair

Article

Article

From Gulf to Bridge: When Moral Arguments Facilitate Political Influence

May 2015

Matthew Feinberg and Robb Willer. 2015. “From Gulf to Bridge: When Moral Arguments Facilitate Political Influence.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Article

Logic Models: An Overview

Mar 2015

curated by Paul Brest

Blueprints

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2015

Dec 2014

The Annual Industry Forecast by Lucy Bernholz

Blueprints

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2014

Dec 2014

The Annual Industry Forecast by Lucy Bernholz

Research Paper

The Shifting Ground Beneath Us: Framing Nonprofit Policy for the Next Century

Sep 2013

Lucy Bernholz, Rob Reich, and Chiara Cordelli

Research Paper

Good Fences: The Importance of Institutional Boundaries in The New Social Economy

Sep 2013

Rob Reich, Lucy Bernholz, and Chiara Cordelli

Article

Article

The Moral Roots of Environmental Attitudes

Jun 2013

Matthew Feinberg and Robb Willer. 2013. “The Moral Roots of Environmental Attitudes.” Psychological Science. 24:56-62.

Article

Article

For Whom Do the Ends Justify the Means? Social Class and Utilitarian Moral Judgment

May 2013

Stéphane Côté, Paul Piff, and Robb Willer. 2013. “For Whom Do the Ends Justify the Means? Social Class and Utilitarian Moral Judgment.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 104:490-503.

Article

Article

Hidden Paths from Morality to Social Order: Moral Judgments Promote Prosocial Behavior

Apr 2013

Brent Simpson, Ashley Harrell, and Robb Willer. 2013. “Hidden Paths from Morality to Social Order: Moral Judgments Promote Prosocial Behavior.” Social Forces. 91:1529-1548.

Article

Article

Overdoing Gender: A Test of the Masculine Overcompensation Thesis

Mar 2013

Robb Willer, Christabel Rogalin, Bridget Conlon, and Michael T. Wojnowicz. 2013. “Overdoing Gender: A Test of the Masculine Overcompensation Thesis.” American Journal of Sociology. 118:980-1022. PRESS RELEASE.

Article

Article

Gut Check: Reappraisal of Disgust Helps Explain Liberal-Conservative Differences on Issues of Purity

Jan 2013

Matthew Feinberg, Olga Antonenko, Robb Willer, E.J. Horberg, and Oliver P. John. 2013. “Gut Check: Reappraisal of Disgust Helps Explain Liberal-Conservative Differences on Issues of Purity.” Emotion. 14(3):513-521.

Article

Article

Apocalypse Soon? Dire Messages Reduce Belief in Global Warming by Contradicting Just World Beliefs

Jan 2013

Matthew Feinberg and Robb Willer. 2011. “Apocalypse Soon? Dire Messages Reduce Belief in Global Warming by Contradicting Just World Beliefs.” Psychological Science. 22:34-38.

Blueprints

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013

Jan 2013

The Annual Industry Forecast by Lucy Bernholz

Research Paper

To Act or Not to Act: Context, Capability, and Community Response to Environmental Risk

Nov 2012

Rachel A. Wright and Hilary Schaffer Boudet

Research Paper

Leadership for Feminist Movement Building

Jan 2012

Miranda Mammen, Women’s Glib; Vanessa Daniels, Groundswell Fund; Shannon Farley, Spark; Helen Kim, Building Movement Project; Linda Burnham, Women of Color Resource Center; Kim Meredith, Stanford PACS; Moderated by Casey Nichols, Stanford University, PhD Candidate, Department of History

Blueprints

Philanthropy and Social Investing: Blueprint 2012

Dec 2011

The Annual Industry Forecast by Lucy Bernholz

Book

Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World

Oct 2011

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, PACS founder/advisory board chair

Book

Giving Well

Jul 2011

Article

A Simple Change in Phrasing Can Increase Voter Turnout

Jul 2011

Christopher Bryan, Postdoctoral Psychology Researcher
Co-authors, Greg Walton, Carol Dweck and Todd Rogers

Research Paper

Organizational Mechanisms of Scaling Social Enterprises

Jun 2011

Christian Seelos and Johanna Mair

Blueprints

Philanthropy and Social Investing: Blueprint 2011

Dec 2010

The Annual Industry Forecast by Lucy Bernholz

Research Paper

The Embeddedness of Social Entrepreneurship: Understanding Variation Across Local Communities

Jun 2010

Christian Seelos, Johanna Mair, Julie Battilana and M. Tina Dacin.

Book

Civil Society, Philanthropy and the Fate of the Commons

Mar 2010

Bruce Sievers, PACS Visiting Scholar.

Blueprints

Philanthropy and Social Investing: Blueprint 2010

Dec 2009

The Annual Industry Forecast by Lucy Bernholz