THE STANFORD CENTER ON PHILANTHROPY AND CIVIL SOCIETY (STANFORD PACS)
The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS)
The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) is a research center for students, scholars and practitioners to explore and share ideas that create social change. Its primary participants are Stanford faculty, visiting scholars, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, philanthropists and nonprofit and foundation practitioners. As publisher of Stanford Social Innovation Review, Stanford PACS informs policy and social innovation, philanthropic investment and nonprofit practice. SSIR is a shared intellectual space where scholars and practitioners publish inter-disciplinary and cross sector research and ideas to advance social change. The journal is complemented by a website, blog, conferences, webinars and podcasts.
Stanford PACS is a part of Stanford University’s School of Humanities and Sciences and falls under the aegis of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences. However, Stanford PACS’ seek to serve as a university-wide center with interdisciplinary networks and collaborations by developing and sharing knowledge to improve philanthropy, strengthen civil society and effect social change.