Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) is an award-winning magazine (Maggie Awards for Best Quarterly, 2010-2014), that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. SSIR is written by and for social change leaders from around the world and from all sectors of society—nonprofits, foundations, business, government, and engaged citizens. SSIR’s mission is to advance, educate, and inspire the field of social innovation by seeking out, cultivating, and disseminating the best in research- and practice-based knowledge. SSIR is published by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) at Stanford University.

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Be More Transparent: Establishment and Innovation of CFC
In the past decade, philanthropy in China has undergone a change that makes it increasingly transparent. As the initiator and one of the most important actors in this change, CFC was established at a time when philanthropy has a credibility crisis; it makes innovation amid poor self-discipline. Through a series of innovative actions, CFC has improved foundation transparency and self-discipline and further infl...
Design Interventions: PAO’s approach to tactical urbanism
Since the founding of People’s Architecture Office (PAO) in 2010, the firm has attempted to create social impact through its design. PAO has often taken a tactical urbanist approach to architecture, effecting change by implementing low-cost, socially conscious design solutions that ameliorate found conditions. Based in China, the firm has witnessed firsthand the extreme demands of breakneck urban development a...
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Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) is an award-winning magazine (Maggie Awards for Best Quarterly, 2010-2014), that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. SSIR is written by and for social change leaders from around the world and from all sectors of society—nonprofits, foundations, business, government, and engaged citizens. SSIR’s mission is to advance, educate, and inspire the field of social innovation by seeking out, cultivating, and disseminating the best in research- and practice-based knowledge. SSIR is published by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) at Stanford University.

We introduce SSIR domestically from 2017 with a determination to accelerate the mind-set change and to nourish the field of social innovation. At Leping, we hope to construct a theory system of social innovation so that to support the emerge of the social innovation sector in China, East Asia and beyond.

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