Issue

Winter 2011

Volume 9, Number 1

The winter 2011 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review features one of the publication’s most popular articles—“Collective Impact.” This article, written by John Kania and Mark Kramer of the consulting firm FSG, lays out a clear framework for how organizations across all sectors can work together to achieve a common goal, such as improving K-12 education or cleaning up a river. The Collective Impact approach has been adopted by hundreds of organizations around the world.

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Features

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Collaboration

Collective Impact

By John Kania & Mark Kramer 99

Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, not the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

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Scaling

Disseminating Orphan Innovations

By Susan H. Evans & Peter Clarke 2

Disseminating innovations takes a distinct, sophisticated skill set, one that often requires customizing the program to new circumstances, not replicating.

What's Next

Education

Mentoring India’s Youth

By Suzie Boss

The Indian higher education system centers on one test. Avanti Fellows seeks to make the system more accessible to talented but underprivileged students.

Field Report

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Health

Employment Power

By Laura Gehl

How a private-public-academic partnership is helping people with serious mental illnesses find and keep jobs.

Case Study

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Impact Investing

Market-Minded Development

By Hima Batavia, Justin Chakma, Hassan Masum, & Peter Singer 5

Acumen Fund uses impact investing to tackle global poverty. It's approach has garnered attention, but does it change aid?

Viewpoint

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Health

An Unusual Merger

By David Grayson 1

A housing and health care charity for the elderly makes British history when it acquires a for-profit care company.

Research

Health

Can’t Buy Me Laughter

By Jessica Ruvinsky

While more money may translate to a higher valuation of oneself, but when it comes to happiness, money is no indicator.

Books

CLIMATOPOLIS:
How Our Cities
Will Thrive in the
Hotter Future
Matthew E. Kahn
Cities

Climate Speculations

Reviewed By James L. Sweeney

CLIMATOPOLIS: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future by Matthew E. Kahn

THE COMING
FAMINE: The Global
Food Crisis and What
We Can Do to Avoid It
Julian Cribb
Food

Food Solutions

Reviewed By Janine Yorio

The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It by Julian Cribb

Q&A

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Environment

Manish Bapna

By Eric Nee

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

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