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Vibrant Communities' Game Changer approach to poverty reduction represents an innovative new way of framing our work. It informs our movement to eradicate poverty, cross-cuts our members’ local work, highlights high impact policies, and informs our shared evaluation process and...
Developing, testing and instigating innovation strategies
This guide is offered as a resource to peers, colleagues, practitioners, leaders from all sectors, and concerned citizens - all who have and/or will participate in change-making processes.
Resource Type: Podcast | Speaker: Alison Mathie & John Gaventa
In this podcast, Drs. Alison Mathie and John Gaventa of the Coady International Institute, talk about North American Innovations in Citizen-Led Sustainable Development.
Resource: Report | Authors: Hallie Preskill and Tanya Beer
This report calls on philanthropy to re-envision the role, purpose, and processes of evaluation so that social innovations have a better chance of success.
Resource Type: Report | Author: Aspen Institute
This report explores the possibilities created by reframing the notion of “place” in America
Resource Type: Article | Author: Vivian Hutchinson
This article, the latest chapter in How Communities Heal a book profiling the stories of social entrepreneurs in New Zealand, calls for transformation in how philanthropists and social entrepreneurs partner to support real innovation and sustainable social change.
Resource Type: Audio Seminar | Speaker: Brenda Zimmerman
Complexity suggests that relationships between parts are more important than the parts themselves. Learn more in this seminar that explores ‘wicked questions’, leadership, social innovation and complex systems thinking.
Resource Type: Audio Seminar | Speaker: Katharine Pearson
This podcast explores the concept of applied dissemination through several case studies and an examines the Sustaining Social Innovation initiative led by the McConnell Foundation in 2006.
Resource Type: Audio Seminar | Speaker: Al Etmanski
This seminar seeks to understand the potential for community innovation in today’s world. Vickie Cammack and Al Etmanski consider the deep patterns that drive change and innovation and how they have influenced the creation of the Social Innovation Generation (SiG)network.
Resource Type: Audio Seminar | Speaker: Thomas Homer-Dixon
What are the most significant challenges facing society today and why are our typical responses proving ineffective? How can the renewal of our society be fostered? What role can communities play in providing the ingenuity and innovation needed for such a renewal?
Resource Type: Audio Seminar | Speaker: Christian Bason
This audio seminar deepens our understanding of co-creation and how to foster innovation in the public sector by connecting the dots between public sector and community innovation in eye-opening ways.
Resource Type: Audio Seminar | Speaker: John Ott
Collective wisdom is a way of knowing that exceeds the knowledge of any one person or group. Collective wisdom generates a depth of awareness or insight that leads wise action and extraordinary results. Learn to create the conditions to enable you to reliably tap this co-creative potential that exists whenever human...