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What is Effective Philanthropy?

April 21, 2021

The EPLI introduction video to Effective Philanthropy.

Getting Connected: How Chinese Nonprofits are Effectively Leveraging Social Media in the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 11, 2020

Book Salon at the Hertie School – The Nonprofit Sector

December 8, 2020

Watch a conversation about “The Nonprofit Sector: A research Handbook”...

An Architecture for Effective Social innovation: System, Mastery and Commitment

October 16, 2020

Nonprofit Handbook: USC Social Innovation Speaker Series Virtual Conversation

September 28, 2020

This event was co-sponsored by the USC Center for Philanthropy...

Book Launch – The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook

May 22, 2020

A live discussion with contributing authors from the #NonprofitHandbook in...

Philanthropy Innovation Summit 2019 | Breaking Barriers – Funding Diversity and Inclusivity

May 19, 2020

Pamela Joyner and Luis Miranda, Moderated by Kathleen Kelly Janus...

Global Innovation for Impact Lab at Stanford PACS

April 17, 2020

Philanthropy Innovation Summit 2019 | The Journey to Meaningful Impact

February 27, 2020

Clara Wu Tsai and Jeff Raikes, Introduction by Xin Liu...

Philanthropy Innovation Summit 2019 | Ethics and Tech: Public Interest Technology

January 21, 2020

Rob Reich, David Siegel, and Lucy Bernholz kicked off the 2019...

Irene Bloemraad discusses chapter – Immigrant Organizations: Civic (In)equality and Civic (In)visibility

November 19, 2019

Rob Reich discusses chapter – Political Theory and the Nonprofit Sector

November 13, 2019

Patricia Bromley discusses chapter – The Organizational Transformation of Civil Society

November 13, 2019

Paul Brest discusses chapter – The Outcomes Movement in Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector

November 13, 2019

Elizabeth McKenna discusses chapter – Social Movements in a Global Context: History, Content, and Form

November 13, 2019

Johanna Mair discusses chapter – Social Entrepreneurship: Research as Disciplined Exploration

November 13, 2019

Claire Dunning and Christof Brandtner discuss chapter – Nonprofits as Urban Infrastructure

November 13, 2019

Aaron Horvath and Woody Powell discuss chapter – Seeing Like a Philanthropist: From the Business of Benevolence to the Benevolence of Business

November 13, 2019

Nonprofit Handbook, Part Eight: Global and Comparative Perspectives

November 13, 2019

Nonprofit Handbook, Part Seven: Motivation, Meaning and Prosocial Behavior

November 13, 2019

Nonprofit Handbook, Part Six: Advocacy, Engagement, and the Public

November 13, 2019

Nonprofit Handbook, Part Five: Balancing Access and Inclusion

November 13, 2019

Nonprofit Handbook, Part Four: Nonprofits, Mission, and the Market

November 13, 2019

Nonprofit Handbook, Part Three: Governance, Civic Capacity, and Communities

November 13, 2019

Nonprofit Handbook, Part Two : Politics of the Public Sphere

November 13, 2019

Nonprofit Handbook, Part One: Emergence, Transformation, and Regulation

November 13, 2019

Co-Editors Woody Powell and Patricia Bromley introduce the third edition of the Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook

November 13, 2019

A Vital Balance: Innovation and Scaling for Impact in the Social Sector

September 10, 2019

The Active Citizen in the Digital Age: Getting Connected

April 30, 2019

Democracy depends on participation. In the digital era, participation often...

2017 Digital Impact Grantees

April 19, 2019

A special session at the Data on Purpose conference, hosted...

Ethics of Technological Disruption: Concluding Session

April 8, 2019

Guest speakers: Brian Acton (Co-Founder, WhatsApp), Ellora Israni (Harvard Law),...


Ethics of Technological Disruption: Power of Private Platforms

April 8, 2019

Guest speakers: Alex Stamos (Former Chief Security Officer, Facebook; William...


Ethics of Technological Disruption: Artificial Intelligence for Military Use and National Security

April 8, 2019

Courtney Bowman (Privacy and Civil Liberties Team Lead, Palantir), Avril...


Ethics of Technological Disruption: Privacy and Civil Liberties in a Digital Age

April 8, 2019

Rick Ledgett (former Deputy Director, NSA), Jennifer Lynch (Surveillance Litigation...


Ethics of Technological Disruption: Algorithmic Decision-Making and Accountability

April 8, 2019

Jeff Larson, Safiya Noble, and Nikhyl Singhal join the Stanford...


Ethics of Technological Disruption: Intro + Opening Session

April 8, 2019

In a wide-ranging opening session, Reid Hoffman and Nicole Wong...


Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age

January 19, 2019

Members from the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy...


Silicon City Book Launch

January 14, 2019

Book Launch – Just Giving

December 6, 2018

The Active Citizen in the Digital Age: Mobilization and Representation

December 5, 2018

Democracy depends on citizens participating in multiple ways. Digital technologies...

A Conversation with Virginia Eubanks

December 5, 2018

What do the map on your phone, your IRS audit...

Network Propaganda

November 28, 2018

Author Yochai Benkler sat down with Kelly Born on November...


Book Launch – Winners Take All

October 23, 2018

Stanford PACS Intellectual Center

October 17, 2018

Book Launch – Money Well Spent

October 12, 2018

Philanthropy in Asia

October 11, 2018

Spotlight: Salma Mousa

July 16, 2018

Salma Mousa is a Ph.D. Fellow who studies inter-group contact...

Spotlight: Priya Fielding-Singh

July 13, 2018

Priya Fielding-Singh is a Ph.D. fellow, who studies the pathways...

Spotlight: Angela Lu

July 13, 2018

Angela Lu is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Stanford...

Spotlight: Ted Lechterman

July 13, 2018

Ted Lechterman is a post-doctoral fellow at the McCoy Center...

Spotlight: Ling Han

July 11, 2018

Ling Han is a postdoctoral fellow who studies non-profit innovation...

Spotlight: Gregg Sparkman

July 11, 2018

Gregg Sparkman is a Ph.D. fellow who studies the optimal...

Spotlight: Gillian Raikes

July 11, 2018

Gillian Raikes is a research associate at the Effective Philanthropy...

Spotlight: Claire Dunning

July 11, 2018

Claire Dunning is a postdoctoral fellow who studies the history...

Tracy Ann Kosa on Digital Privacy for Nonprofits

May 18, 2018

Tracy Ann Kosa is a member of the 2017-18 cohort...

Digital Security and Civil Society: Course Overview

May 18, 2018

Senior research scholar Lucy Bernholz and Stanford senior Divya Siddarth...

Sean McDonald on Digital Trusts

May 17, 2018

Sean McDonald is a member of the 2017-18 cohort of...

Positive Moves: Annual Thought Leader Luncheon 2018 – Kim Meredith Interviews Priscilla Chan

May 15, 2018

Social Startup Success

January 30, 2018

The Active Citizen in the Digital Age: Introduction

January 17, 2018

  Watch the full Active Citizen video series.

Predict-a-palooza: Civil Society Forecast 2018

January 11, 2018

Civil society – our shared space and work for the...

The Active Citizen in the Digital Age: Getting Political

December 13, 2017

Engine of Impact

December 8, 2017

Thinking Differently: Philanthropy to Strengthen Governmental Systems

November 17, 2017

Philanthropy for National Impact on Governmental Systems – Consensus Building

November 6, 2017

Data Dilemma: Shared AND Secure?

October 20, 2017

Rethinking Innovation and Scale

June 27, 2017

When are Big Bets the Right Bet?

May 16, 2017

Larry Kramer, president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation...

Policy and Practice for the Nonprofit Sector in 2017

February 8, 2017

In the digital age, nonprofits and foundations are grappling with...

From Possibilities to Responsibilities: Welcome

February 7, 2017

Eric Nee (Stanford Social Innovation Review) speaks at the Feb....

Stanford Project on the Evolution of Nonprofits

February 4, 2017

Policy and Practice for the Nonprofit Sector in 2017

January 17, 2017

In the digital age, nonprofits and foundations are grappling with...

Challenging Perspectives on Impact Investing

December 1, 2016

“Challenging Perspectives on Impact Investing”

Philanthropy in Democratic Societies

October 28, 2016

A panel discussion and book launch event from October 27,...

Making Markets Work: Program Related and Other Strategic Investments for Impact

June 5, 2016

The philanthropic sector has seen increasing interest in supplementing outright...

Collaboration for Scaling Global Education

April 25, 2016

Few things are more urgent to the promotion of global...

Giving In Time: Perspectives from the Front Lines

April 4, 2016

“There is no fact in history which posterity will find...

Behind and Beyond Big Data

March 21, 2016

Privacy is incredibly valuable to us as individuals, but it...

Jane Mayer: the Koch Brothers and the Weaponizing of Philanthropy

March 7, 2016

Jane Mayer, author of Dark Money, in conversation with Rob...

Smart Citizen, Smarter State

February 22, 2016

A public talk and book reading by Beth Simone Noveck,...

Building a New Future: The Role of Foundations in Addressing Inequality

January 7, 2016

Rob Reich, professor of political science at Stanford University and...

On Social Media and Social Change: Analyzing Debates Over Valuation

November 17, 2015

Civil society is challenged to demonstrate its impact. Network and...

Next Generation: Impact Now

September 30, 2015

A panel discussion for the 2013 Stanford PACS Philanthropy Summit,...

Philanthropy in your DNA: A Cross Sector Approach

September 30, 2015

Marc Benioff discussed his philanthropy and more at the Stanford...

On Tech for Good

September 30, 2015

Hoffman and Thiel sat down with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Co-Founder and...

Insights: Global Philanthropy

September 30, 2015

Panel Discussion: Global Strategic Philanthropy for Social Solutions. Featuring Matt...

Informing Your Philanthropy: The Nexus of Design Thinking and Strategic Philanthropy

September 30, 2015

Stanford PACS Philanthropy Innovation Summit 2015 – Informing your Giving....

Melinda Gates and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen in conversation

September 30, 2015

Jeff Raikes on his philanthropy

September 30, 2015

What of American Philanthropy is Uniquely American?

February 19, 2014

Faces of Stanford: Rob Reich

March 23, 2012

Rob Reich is codirector of Stanford’s Center for Philanthropy and...

Pacs Faculty Co-Director Delivers Class Day Lecture

June 11, 2011

June 11, 2011 – Professor Rob Reich addresses the Class...

Opening Philanthropy to Support Agents of Change

June 7, 2011

Pacs Undergraduate Perspectives

October 9, 2009

Stanford graduate Lauren Finzer shares her experiences with philanthropy as...