Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal
Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal Is now the Social Innovations Journal
Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal focuses on the region’s current and emerging leaders of social entrepreneurship, nonprofit organizations, foundations and social sector businesses, and on the principles they have developed to create, manage and promote social change.
The collaborative brainchild of two Philadelphia-area social innovators and Eisenhower Fellows – Nicholas Torres, President of Education-Plus, Inc. and Senior Fellow with Public Private Venturs, and Tine Hansen-Turton, Vice President of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) and CEO of National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) –Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal (PSIJ) chronicles social innovations affecting a broad spectrum of the community from leadership, human capital and disruptive innovations.
A cooperative effort among local foundations and universities, the Journal bridges formal research and real-life experience. The Journal is inspired by the Stanford Social Innovation Review, an award-winning national magazine covering best strategies for nonprofits, foundations and social businesses.
PSIJ highlights the accomplishments of local leaders and social entrepreneurs who set the standard for regional nonprofit organizations and policymakers, providing an opportunity for these leaders and their agencies to publish their innovations and share best practices and lessons learned. It also provides a forum for the discussion of vital topics facing the nonprofit, foundation and social sector–focused business community. PSIJ articles are not only about these impressive individuals, but written by and with the innovators themselves, people who blend their real-world experiences, best practices and time-proven results with meticulous research.
The first publication dedicated to social innovation in the Delaware Valley, PSIJ brings a regional focus that encourages further innovation in the greater Philadelphia area and beyond, giving the region a broader impact in Pennsylvania and across the nation.
This quarterly publication is produced and distributed in an electronic format. In addition, PSIJ’s annual print edition features the year’s most popular articles.
Why a Philadelphia Regional Focus?
Philadelphia, the birthplace of America, has a strong tradition of supporting innovation and independence, starting with the printing of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, which encouraged colonists to explore the inner workings of a society, and continuing today in the efforts of countless local leaders who uphold Paine’s legacy of questioning the status quo and insisting on near-constant evolution and improvement. Yet the value that these individuals and their agencies bring to our community is often overlooked, to our collective societal detriment, as the potential for good ideas to inspire more good ideas cannot be underestimated.