An innovation experiment in Indonesia yields insights on how international development organizations can effectively foster innovation within the communities they aim to help.
Design Thinking Innovations in solution-based design techniques that address social problems
When companies deploy the same processes they use to create commercial value to create philanthropic value, they can truly help charities achieve their social missions.
Changing an organization’s vision and culture takes a long time and tremendous commitment, but design thinking can help lead the way.
Combining tools such as design thinking, behavioral science, and evaluation can shape programs to improve patient experiences and change health behaviors.
It’s worth remembering that communities have the power to take away philanthropy’s social license to operate.
We protect nature. We learn from nature. But we are not collaborating with nature to solve the greatest challenges a human generation has ever faced.
Making effective use of the creative power of design requires engaging entire organizations—from leadership to the front lines.
A group of diverse funders, business leaders, and practitioners are looking to quantify the potential of social design—the application of design methodologies to solutions for complex human problems—to improve lives.
The social sector needs to take greater advantage of the behavioral sciences when developing programs and services.
The rise of behavioral science and impact evaluation has created a new way for engineering programs and human interactions.
Mastering Effective Communications for Causes: Public Interest Communications & the Science of Story
This unique two-part, 180-minute e-certification program offers you valuable training on effective communications strategy and methods for promoting your social cause. In the first session, “Developing a Public Interest Communications Strategy,” we examine the best ways to transcend the interest of any one organization to achieve real and lasting change on a particular issue. In the second session, “The Science of Story Building,” we explore the research that tells us what makes one story more memorable, sharable, and inspiring than another. Get ready for an engaging, hands-on digital workshop that includes activities, illustrative examples, and case studies. This program is produced in conjunction with the Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida.Access this webinar
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.
Wicked Problems explores characteristics of and approaches to today's most complex social issues.
Both human-centered and systems-thinking methods fit within an effective design approach, and can work in conjunction to address social challenges.