The former chief innovation officer at USAID outlines a way for social sector organizations and funders to build innovation into their DNA.
At SSIR‘s 2018 Nonprofit Management Institute, civil society leaders shared insight and inspiration for increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion during an era when divisiveness runs through much of the public discourse.
Most global development programs still segment people by demographics when trying to change their behavior. We must learn from the private sector and segment people based on the reasons behind their actions, so that we can talk to them in ways they will listen.
Nonprofits must make careful choices about their digital infrastructure to ensure that it aligns with their mission.
Social media has made it easy for organizations to launch competitions, but too few consider how such efforts best align with their goals.
Both human-centered and systems-thinking methods fit within an effective design approach, and can work in conjunction to address social challenges.
Civic engagement efforts in the United States are becoming a renewed priority for nonprofits, but they can seem like a strain. Human-centered design can help.
Universities should redesign their core functions while also courting emerging and underserved markets.
The James Irvine Foundation’s New Leadership Network provides lessons about how to foster civic innovation.