A New Subscription for You: Stanford Social Innovation Review

Cheers to you, PCNRC patrons! ACPL card holders can now check out Stanford Social Innovation Review beginning with the Winter 2011 issue.

What is Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)?

SSIR is a part of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University. Our mission is to share substantive insights and practical experiences that will help those who do the important work of improving society do it even better. – http://www.ssireview.org/about/overview/

SSIR is a quarterly publication that applies research to challenges, obstacles and successes in our field – and gives readers practical information on what works, pointing at details that might have been easily dismissed.

You’ll find each issue split into Ideas and Actions containing research, reviews, case studies, and smart graphic design. See for yourself at SSIR’s website, where you’ll find some content available for free.

What can you read in SSIR? I’m currently reading “Disseminating Orphan Innovations” by Susan H. Evans & Peter Clarke.  Here the authors take apart a well-known challenge – how to recreate  successful social innovations in new areas- and use the narrow scope of a case study to shed more light on the nature of the problem. True to form for SSIR work, we’re ultimately given a breakdown of what works, or rather, how it might work elsewhere.  I’ve never read something in SSIR that hasn’t inspired.

Don’t take my word for it. Check it out yourself.

*Happy New Year, PCNRC patrons!

– Lettie

*Nothing says Happy New Year more than a new subscription on Nonprofit and Philanthropic innovation, right?

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