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
Paul Brest discusses chapter – The Outcomes Movement in Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector
Elizabeth McKenna discusses chapter – Social Movements in a Global Context: History, Content, and Form
Johanna Mair discusses chapter – Social Entrepreneurship: Research as Disciplined Exploration
Claire Dunning and Christof Brandtner discuss chapter – Nonprofits as Urban Infrastructure
Aaron Horvath and Woody Powell discuss chapter – Seeing Like a Philanthropist: From the Business of Benevolence to the Benevolence of Business
Nonprofit Handbook, Part Eight: Global and Comparative Perspectives
Nonprofit Handbook, Part Seven: Motivation, Meaning and Prosocial Behavior
Nonprofit Handbook, Part Six: Advocacy, Engagement, and the Public
Nonprofit Handbook, Part Five: Balancing Access and Inclusion
Nonprofit Handbook, Part Four: Nonprofits, Mission, and the Market
Nonprofit Handbook, Part Three: Governance, Civic Capacity, and Communities
Nonprofit Handbook, Part Two : Politics of the Public Sphere
Nonprofit Handbook, Part One: Emergence, Transformation, and Regulation
Co-Editors Woody Powell and Patricia Bromley introduce the third edition of the Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook
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
Guest speakers: Alex Stamos (Former Chief Security Officer, Facebook; William...
Ethics of Technological Disruption: Artificial Intelligence for Military Use and National Security
Courtney Bowman (Privacy and Civil Liberties Team Lead, Palantir), Avril...
Ethics of Technological Disruption: Privacy and Civil Liberties in a Digital Age
Rick Ledgett (former Deputy Director, NSA), Jennifer Lynch (Surveillance Litigation...
Ethics of Technological Disruption: Algorithmic Decision-Making and Accountability
Jeff Larson, Safiya Noble, and Nikhyl Singhal join the Stanford...
Ethics of Technological Disruption: Intro + Opening Session
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
What do the map on your phone, your IRS audit...
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
Angela Lu is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Stanford...
Spotlight: Ted Lechterman
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
Gregg Sparkman is a Ph.D. fellow who studies the optimal...
Spotlight: Gillian Raikes
Gillian Raikes is a research associate at the Effective Philanthropy...
Spotlight: Claire Dunning
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
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
January 17, 2017
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
Marc Benioff discussed his philanthropy and more at the Stanford...
On Tech for Good
Hoffman and Thiel sat down with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Co-Founder and...
Insights: Global Philanthropy
Panel Discussion: Global Strategic Philanthropy for Social Solutions. Featuring Matt...
Informing Your Philanthropy: The Nexus of Design Thinking and Strategic Philanthropy
Stanford PACS Philanthropy Innovation Summit 2015 – Informing your Giving....
Melinda Gates and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen in conversation
Jeff Raikes on his philanthropy
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...