Leadership must foster innovation
The way of innovation is a call for the kind of leadership that fosters imagination and collective creativity throughout the organization.
Innovating Together: 2012 Communities Collaborating Institute
Community Innovation is about nurturing new approaches to address the social challenges that exist within communities by working together.
Connecting technological, business and social innovation
After a century of robust development of technological and business innovation, plus several decades of cracking the code of social innovation, the time has come to create an integrated innovation system.
Social innovation is all about creating value through new ideas with and for the community, yet the process of innovating itself is at risk of creating as many exclusions as inclusions if we're not aware of the ways in which popular innovation methods, models and tools favour certain people, things and...
A Tribute to Brenda Zimmerman
The story of complexity is never easy to tell, but Brenda Zimmerman came close. Her use of metaphor and stories made the unapproachable and important, accessible. While the world lost Brenda, we'll always have her stories and the leaders that she inspired to follow her.
Having an innovative idea is not the same thing as doing innovation. Obviously we need the idea, but the measure of innovation is on the “product” of the idea. Doing innovation is the rally cry. And like most things, winging it only gets you so far.
Evaluation 101 for Social Innovation
When we say we’re making a difference, changing the world, and inspiring innovation: what do we mean and how do we know it? Evaluation is a means of showing the world that you really are making changes in it by providing evidence of that effect. Here are 10 quick tips for thinking and acting in ways to support...
Short training videos that aim to demystify outcome measurement
Outcome measurement is only worthwhile if it leads to insight and action. Too often, this link gets lost in bureaucracy. These short, plain language videos are designed to help non-profits find more meaning through their measurement.
In this blog I explore how we can bring together creative artistry with science and technology in order to shift our focus from invention to engaging the art of innovation.
A Framework for Re- Generative Learning and Change
Most communities are not at a loss for innovative ideas. What they often lack however is a supportive environment – or fertile soil – for these seeds to take root and grow.
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What is it we are searching for?
It seems that we are always looking to make our programs, organizations, initiatives sustainable. But is sustainability really the right goal? What if instead, we became resilient?
Having fun collaborating and innovating
Shake up your next collaborative meeting...play a game!
Resource Type: Publication | Author: Caledon Institute for Social Policy
In response to a rapidly changing social and economic environment, innovation has emerged as an important tool for poverty reduction.