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Social Innovation Today e-Newsletter - November 2014

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Dale Miller

How Nonprofits Make the Ask: Framing Donation Requests

Perhaps the biggest dilemma for a nonprofit organization is figuring out which campaigns persuade donors to give generously and which ones cause them to walk away or give meager amounts. In a recent study we examined how framing the request correctly and mixing nonprofit and for-profit elements into campaign can influence donors to give more. Read More

Stanford Community Forum

Giving Now

Ebola: The Time to Give is Now

Anne Marie Burgoyne, MBA ‘96, shares important insights from global health experts and explains how our collective response is a key part of the equation for saving lives.

Faculty Corner

Power Plant

The Cost to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Research by Professor Stefan Reichelstein suggests the US can reduce carbon emissions without crippling the economy.


Visceral Needs and Donation Decisions

Are people more generous when satisfied than when experiencing a need?

Riders for Health

Delivering Health: The Last Mile

A new study performed in Zambia suggests that the systematic management of health workers motorcycles improves health ministry system performance.

Social Innovation Ideas

Rethinking Poverty

Rethinking Poverty

Recent discoveries in brain science shed light on what holds the poor back—and on how to help them get ahead.


Social Innovation Summit

Nov 19-20, Sofitel San Francisco Bay

Use code “StanfordGuest” to receive a 30% discount.

Building High-Impact Nonprofit Boards

Jan 29, 2015, Stanford University

Survey on the Board of Directors of Nonprofit Organizations

Do you serve on a nonprofit board? Participate in our research survey to help provide insights into the structure and workings of boards of directors of nonprofit organizations.

Center for Social Innovation

The Center for Social Innovation at Stanford Graduate School of Business cultivates leaders to solve the world's toughest social and environmental problems. Graduates from the Center's Public Management and Social Innovation Program help corporations improve their sustainable practices and launch social enterprises that bring life-changing solutions, such as loans to small businesses and safe lighting to the world's poorest communities.

The Center provides research, education, and experiential programs that reach across the business, nonprofit, and government worlds and promotes the development of innovative solutions to build a more just, sustainable, and prosperous world.

This newsletter is published by the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Stanford University, 655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305-7298, United States