STANFORD, Calif., August 25, 2009 — Charities and nonprofits are suffering as much as commercial businesses from the economic downturn. Donations at two-thirds of public charities declined between 2007 and 2008, according to the Giving USA Foundation. This represents the first decrease in donations in current dollars since 1987, and only the second in year-by-year giving slump since the organization began publishing its annual reports 52 years ago.
STANFORD, Calif., June 23, 2009 — White House Office of Social Innovation officials gathered today with Silicon Valley philanthropy, business, and nonprofit leaders in a roundtable convened by the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 9, 2009 — Canary Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research in early cancer detection, and Stanford University School of Medicine announced their commitment of $20 million to create the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection, a world-class research center dedicated to improving cancer early detection.
STANFORD, Calif., June 3, 2009 — In the summer 2009 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review two Stanford Law School scholars examine the ethical issues that arise specifically in the nonprofit sector, and suggest the best ways to promote ethical behavior within organizations.
STANFORD, Calif., May 1, 2009 — Stanford Social Innovation Review has been honored with a 2009 Maggie Award for its successful redesign. Judged on its editorial package, readability, research, cover, and editorial design elements, the journal received top recognition in the category “Most Improved Annual, Semi-Annual, Three-Time or Quarterly/Trade & Consumer.”
NEAL BENEZRA is not a showman. But as museum directors nationwide face plummeting endowments and potentially crippling budget cuts, Mr. Benezra’s even-keeled approach and penchant for collaboration in his stewardship of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art may be a blueprint for how to endure the financial uncertainty.