Webinars

Live discussions of important social innovation topics

Six Communication Imperatives for Every Changemaker

Presented by Ann Christiano and Annie Neimand

In this SSIR Live! webinar, we’ll give you six guideposts to help you be more successful by making the work you’re already doing more compelling. You’ll develop techniques to make your target communities care as much about your idea as you do. And you’ll learn the science behind great storytelling, compelling messaging, and effective communication strategy.

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Design Thinking

Design Thinking for The Social Sector

Presented by Thomas Both, Nadia Roumani, and Jeff Mohr

This unique two-part 180-minutes e-certification program offers you basic to advanced training in human-centered design and systems thinking through activities, illustrative examples, and case studies. This is produced in conjunction with Stanford d.School’s Designing for Social Systems (DSS) Program.

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Philanthropy & Funding

Is Your Nonprofit Shovel-Ready? A Donor Grantee Dialogue on ‘Big Bets’

Presented by William Foster, Mark Edwards, and Chuck Harris

This webinar will feature a candid and in-depth discussion between a major donor and the co-founder of a nonprofit organization that received a “big bet,” a $10 million plus grant. The webinar offers insight on how the donor identified the grantee, how they determined that this nonprofit would be a good risk, and how the nonprofit made itself “big bettable.”

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Creative Approaches to Building a Data Culture

Presented by Rahul Bhargava & Catherine D'Ignazio

Data-driven storytelling – where data aids understanding and better informs decision-making – is a critical skill that organizations need for creating change in the world. In this webinar, we will explore innovative approaches to building an organizational culture in which data aids understanding and informs decision-making. On June 14, join our expert panelists, Rahul Bhargava, research scientist, MIT Center for Civic Media and Catherine D’Ignazio, assistant professor of Civic Media and Data Visualization, Emerson College.

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Education

Rebooting the American High School with Neuroscience and Purpose Learning

Presented by Patrick Cook-Deegan and Bob Lenz

It’s time to boldly reimagine the high-school experience using the latest neuroscience on the adolescent brain, the power of human-centered design, and purpose learning. In this webinar, two of our distinguished speakers will share their insights on the future of redesigning high school education in America. Join Patrick Cook-Deegan, a lecturer at Stanford University’s d.school, and Bob Lenz, executive director of Buck Institute, on May 24.

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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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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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