Editor’s Note

Social innovation is a newly-emerged sector which is fast-paced with global attention. Yet, practices in China are still in developing and SSIR can give a strong guidance.

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.

Index
Features
The New Science of Designing for Humans 8
The rise of behavioral science and impact evaluation has created a new way for engineering programs and human interactions.
Stop Raising Awareness Already 23
It’s time for activists and organizations to adopt a more strategic approach to public interest communications.
Embedding Education in Everyday Life 44
A growing number of organizations are experimenting with ways to embed learning in everyday encounters as a way to connect with hard-to-reach youth and adults.
Data Disrupts Corruption 65
Document leaks, big data, and open government are reviving the fight against global graft.
Case Study
Social Innovation Comes to Pennsylvania Avenue 80
President Obama experimented with radically new ways of maximizing the impact of social programs.
Field Report
Health-Clinic Entrepreneurs 102
South Africa’s Unjani Non Profit Corporation is boosting community health by helping nurses launch their own clinics.
Collaborative Fundraising 108
The Contributor Development Partnership is revitalizing public broadcasting with a fundraising model that can help other large nonprofits with local affiliates.
Workers of the World, Buy! 114
iCare is enabling Southeast Asian workers to purchase the basic goods of middle-class life without falling into debt.
What’s Next
A Different View of Mapping 120
Civics for the Internet Age 126
From Eats to Electricity 129
Viewpoint
Opening Prison Doors 132
We must create educational opportunities to reduce recidivism among prison inmates and empower them to lead successful lives post incarceration.
Marine Conservation 2.0 138
Saving the oceans requires the buy-in of coastal communities directly affected by environmental protections.
In Defense of Pet Causes 144
The effective altruism movement could be more effective if it encouraged adoption of its principles within causes and geographies, not just across them.
Research
Banking on Microfinance 150
Executive Inaction 153
No Strings Attached 156
Too Many Welfare Orgs? 158
Books
The Façade of Post-Feminism 161
A Rational Gut Check 164
Is Housing a Human Right? 167
Collaborative Cues 170
Last Look
Internet on a Bike 173
Case Study in China
The Organizational Innovation Behind One of Asia’s 177
How the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Association evolved from a small local charity into a global NGO.
Author Intro

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.

Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation is the publisher of SSIR china. Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation is dedicated to engendering an inclusive society. Leping provide an ecosystem to solve social problems for those who care about social development with empathy and passion. leping is the catalyst and market builder for social innovation

As a catalyst and architect for the social innovation ecosystem in China, the Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation accelerates the rapid development of innovative social enterprises through impact-driven investments to facilitate their potential for large-scale social impact. Through a collection of knowledge-based products, Leping develops the social innovation talent pool and idea marketplace. By fostering an ecosystem for a diverse community of social entrepreneurs, Leping promotes achievable, scalable growth for social enterprises.

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