Without bringing more rigor and resources to scaling impact efforts, the do-good industry will never make the exponential leaps needed to bring social innovations to millions of people.
Too often impact investors park customer insight at the door when focused on projects in poor communities. These approaches can help them learn what their target consumers really want. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
The former chief innovation officer at USAID outlines a way for social sector organizations and funders to build innovation into their DNA.
There’s a vast missed opportunity to use DAFs for making impact investments in support of market-based solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Most models for developing networks for collaboration emphasize discovering or clarifying purpose as the first step. But purpose doesn’t always have to manifest in the form of a single vision or strategic plan shared among all participants.