Seven statements about social innovation (without using the words “social”, “innovation” or “social innovation”)Six social innovation statementsv1.0MSWMay2016
GiveEasy have published an updated version of their original survey in 2015 to compare innovation practice and performance across the Australian non-profit sector.
“…there are signs of improvement in some key areas. We can now see that while having a large budget does not in itself lead to innovation, those NFPs who are actively pursuing innovation score higher in the Indeand are more likely to have increasing budgets. This indicates funding and grants are more likely to be awarded to more innovative NFPs, and is consistent with findings from other key studies that link innovation to growth.”
Attachments: Jeff Tobias TSG_Innovation Report_29032016
One of the best, most passionate and clear-headed expositions of what social innovation could and should be as a movement for deep change in practice and institutions.
“The shared impulse of all versions and understandings of social innovation is the effort to design initiatives in a particular part of society – an organisation, a practice or an area of activity –that signal a promising path of wider social change even as they meet a pressing need….
Humanity, however, seethes, churns and searches, everywhere generating a multitude of small -scale experiments from which larger changes might begin. The world chafes, restless, under the dictatorship of no alternatives. Let this restless world find an unexpected ally in the social innovation movement.”
Attachments: Task of the social innovation movement Roberto Unger