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Recipe for Impact

By Sarah Murray 1

Delivering nutritious school lunch fare on a large scale is the social mission—and the business model—of Revolution Foods.

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Crisis Tech

By Suzie Boss

Listening closely to users has enabled developers to create digital tools that support responses to the recent Ebola outbreak.

Zone of Impact

By Sacha Litman 2

A school-based collective impact project in West Dallas, Texas, is yielding lessons on how to compile and use big data.

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Design Thinking for Social Innovation

By Tim Brown & Jocelyn Wyatt 33

Designers have traditionally focused on enhancing the look and functionality of products. Recently, they have begun using design techniques to tackle more complex problems, such as finding ways to provide low-cost healthcare throughout the world.

1 of 2 This webinar is the first in a two-part series, Webinar Series: How to Solve Social Problems with Science

How to Solve Social Problems with Science: The Promise of Using Behavioral Science

Presented by Piyush Tantia

Part One of this two-part webinar series, will explore the tangible aspects of behavioral science research demonstrating why we must go beyond simply relying on stakeholders’ answers to questions if we want to understand them better. Piyush Tantia, co-executive director of ideas42, a social enterprise that uses insights from behavioral economics to invent fresh solutions to tough social problems, will share surprising case studies from this discipline of study.

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2 of 2 This webinar is the second in a two-part series, Webinar Series: How to Solve Social Problems with Science

How to Solve Social Problems with Science: Impact Evaluation in Designing Programs

Presented by Ted Robertson & Matthew Klein

Part Two of this two-part webinar series, led by Ted Robertson will discuss cases from ideas42’s behavioral design work with governments, including the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team and the mayoral offices of Chicago and New York. Ted will be joined by a guest speaker, Matthew Klein, the executive director of the Center for Economic Opportunity in the New York City Mayor’s office.

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