It’s an understatement to say there are lots of problems facing the world today. As a nonprofit professional, you’ve already dedicated yourself to addressing at least one. So how do you make sure that you have real impact? You can start by listening in to our conversation with Neil about the many ways you can become a social innovator and effect positive change.
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Website: Stanford’s Social Entrepreneurship Hub
Website: Impact Compass
Class Takeaways Video
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The Book: Frontiers in Social Innovation
Podcast: Ep 80: Nonprofit Partnerships with Healthcare Systems with Nathan Fleming
Podcast: Ep 173: Create Lasting Change Through Advocacy with Tanya Tassi
Upcoming Successful Nonprofits® Webinars
(05:00) Nonprofits as entrepreneurs
(09:15) Promoting social innovation within for-profit businesses
(11:30) Two Case Studies: SolarAid & d.light
(15:00) Iterating based on feedback
(17:15) Case Study: Rotary Club
(18:16) Leading through values (not shame)
(23:00) Measuring your impact
In conclusion, Social innovation is not the domain of a specific organizational structure – not just nonprofits –
Finally, Young people are socially minded, but don’t just want to work for nonprofits – increasingly for-profit
Diverse types of organizations have to work together to make real impact
Nonprofit leaders have to start thinking more like for-profit business leaders Nonprofits are still a major source of social innovation
Intro-preneurs. Firstly, There are both many ways to be a social innovator
If you want to address an issue, you need to get the root cause
There’s not that many psychopaths in the world. Finally, Most people are trying to do the right thing. They may come to the problem from a different perspective than you. But if you want to convince them, you have to learn their story about how the world works and frame it through their story and values.
Shaming does not make you an effective leader.