China Program


“The world we are living in today is inextricably interconnected – it is impossible to go back to the past.

我们今天居住的世界盘根错节的连接着, 不可能回到过去.

Furthermore, issues such as climate change, energy shortages and the aging society that people face today are increasingly complex and political positions demand new approaches to problem solving.”

更甚, 例如人们今天面临的气候变化, 能源短缺与老龄化社会等

问题愈来愈复杂, 政治取向决定了必须用新的方法来解决问题.

East Asia’s Role in Global Social Innovation, Jaff Shen & Fan Li
东亚在全球社会创新中的角色, 沈东曙 & 李凡
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2017
斯坦福社会创新评论, 2017年春季



SSIR is pleased to partner with the Leping Foundation to produce a translated edition of our quarterly print magazine. The SSIR Chinese-language edition is dedicated to advancing and educating the growing social-innovation sector in China. SSIR also publishes supplements in English featuring diverse case studies from East Asia.


Recommended Readings

Stanford PACS also publishes several books, articles and research papers to broaden and deepen engagement with the philanthropic and social impact sector globally.



Money Well Spent (2018)

Money Well Spent (2018)

Money Well Spent is an award-winning guide on how to structure philanthropy so that it really makes a difference, offers a comprehensive and crucial resource for individual donors, foundations, non-profits, and scholars who focus on and teach others about this realm. The authors Paul Brest and Hal Harvey draw on the experiences of hundreds of foundations and non-profits in the United States to explain how to deliver on every dollar. They present the essential tools to help readers create and test effective plans for achieving demonstrable results. Learn more.


Drawing on a decade of research, Christian Seelos and Johanna Mair transcend widely held misconceptions, getting to the core of what a sound impact strategy entails in the nonprofit world. They reveal an overlooked nexus between investments that might not pan out (innovation) and expansion based on existing strengths (scaling). Learn more.


The future of philanthropy is far more than just writing a check and Giving 2.0 shows how individuals of every age and income level can harness the power of technology, collaboration, innovation, advocacy, and social entrepreneurship to take their giving to the next level and beyond. Learn more.


Whether you are a grantmaking professional, a private philanthropist, or a grant seeker who works at a nonprofit organization, the goal of this handbook is to help you think about organizational capacity (OC) in a new and helpful way: as part of organizational (and grantmaking) strategy, not as an afterthought that somehow happens, more often than not, haphazardly. In addition to laying out a new way of conceptualizing OC, this book includes a set of simple, practical tools and reference materials to apply the idea of “strategic organizational capacity” to your own work assessing, investing in, and strengthening nonprofit capacity to make a positive difference in the world. Learn more.