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Eric Nee

Eric Nee is the managing editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

European Dreamin’

Aug. 19, 2015

Thousands of Africans attempt to reach European soil by scaling fences surrounding Spanish cities.

Beware Blurring of Sectors

May. 13, 2015 3

More than ever we are seeing a blurring of the lines between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors—but that is not always a good thing. An introduction to the summer 2015 issue.

Learning From Failure

Feb. 18, 2015 4

There are important lessons to be learned from social enterprises that have failed—an introduction to the spring 2015 issue.

Becoming a Woman

Feb. 18, 2015

A growing number of Maasai in Kenya are ending female circumcision and replacing it with other coming-of-age rituals.

Incremental Innovation

Nov. 19, 2014

Innovation comes in different forms, and most of the time it's not disruptive. An introduction to the winter 2015 issue.

You Go Girl

Nov. 19, 2014

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program has produced more than 3,600 murals throughout the city.

Mission-Driven Business

Aug. 13, 2014

Increased cross-sector collaboration has allowed businesses to use the power of capitalism to solve social problems—an introduction to the fall 2014 issue.

The Gift of Life

Aug. 13, 2014

Papua province is the epicenter for HIV/AIDS in Indonesia, the world's fourth largest country.

Planning for Uncertainty

May. 14, 2014 1

Leaders of social change organizations should embrace the uncertainty of strategic plans.

A New Look

Nov. 20, 2013 2

Stanford Social Innovation Review has a new look that is bolder, more energetic, and more contemporary, reflecting today's social change movement.

Immigrating to a New Land

Nov. 20, 2013

Every year nonprofits and government agencies partner to help resettle the more than one million new immigrants to the United States.

Fostering Lively Debate

Aug. 14, 2013

Paul Brest and Kelly Born's Up for Debate article on impact investing zeros in on several important issues and offers some controversial conclusions.

Smile Grenada

Aug. 14, 2013

NYU's College of Dentristy partnered with the government of the Caribbean island nation of Grenada to fight tooth decay among children.

The Innovator’s Opportunity

May. 15, 2013 2

Many people think that the term “government innovation” is an oxymoron, but innovation does occur in the public sector and the pace is accelerating.

Creating a Sunny World

May. 15, 2013

Solnechny Mir (Our Sunny World) is a Russian rehabilitation center that hosts more than 250 children and their families each week.

Sodom and Gomorrah

Feb. 20, 2013

e-waste recycling in Agbogbloshie provides a livelihood for thousands of people, but it also results in a heavily polluted environment.

Impact Investing Grows Up

Nov. 14, 2012

The impact investing field is maturing as leaders of social innovation reflect on their experiences and research.

People’s Choices Matter

Aug. 16, 2012

Although new corporate forms like B Corps make it easier to pursue a social mission, it turns out that you don't need one to do so.

Focus on Health

May. 17, 2012

Critics of Obamacare have taken away attention from important aspects of the act, such as its focus on keeping people healthy.

Unconventional Solutions

Feb. 16, 2012 1

As we create new ideas and solutions to society’s problems, we have to be careful not to become too wedded to them and think that they are universally applicable.

Investing in Impact

Nov. 17, 2011 2

As entrepreneurs create more for-profit businesses with strong social missions, the opportunity for socially minded investors to invest in them grows.

Manish Bapna

Jan. 31, 2011

Manish Bapna, managing director of World Resources Institute, is helping China manage its environmental problems.

Neal Keny-Guyer

Aug. 30, 2010

Neal Keny-Guyer believes that wars, earthquakes, and other disasters create opportunities for Mercy Corps to help improve society.

Nonprofits and the News

Apr. 1, 2003

Ever wonder why some nonprofits get all the press? That's the question a pair of sociologists set out to answer, with surprising results.