Design Thinking Innovations in solution-based design techniques that address social problems
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.
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.
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.
Creative leaders and innovators are thinking about design thinking in more mature ways. Moving away from a sole emphasis on language and learning, they are increasingly focusing on questions of application, ownership, and impact.
A reading list of our favorite articles on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Mastering Effective Communications for Causes: Public Interest Communications & the Science of Story
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Both human-centered and systems-thinking methods fit within an effective design approach, and can work in conjunction to address social challenges.
A closer look at what characterizes an innovation lab can help practitioners, funders, and scholars better understand what labs’ potential and limits might be, as well as better assess the social impact that comes out of the them.