March 2014 archives

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    Enabling a culture of trial and error

    Seven years ago, the Rockefeller Foundation was beginning to notice a disturbing trend:  while the private sector was getting more intentional and strategic about embedding innovation into its operations, the social sector — including philanthropy — was shying away from … Continued

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    Not another toolkit? Conspiring with UNDP

    An image of the DIY publication

    Perhaps rightly so, development workers are sometimes wary or dismissive of toolkits that are often disconnected from their daily reality. Development Impact & You isn’t your typical toolkit. We’ve been careful not to add to the noise simply by creating … Continued

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    A toolkit for the chef, not the recipe maker

    As transpired also from a recent NY Technology Salon event in NY, social Innovation evangelists in development organisations face many paradoxes. Here are 3 that I found particularly intriguing:   1. Friends or foes? Intuitively, social innovation and development would seem a natural … Continued

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    Making the DIY Toolkit

      DIY has been 12 months in the making: what you see here is our first cut set of best practice tools for social innovation. We’ve worked really hard to get here and hope you’ll agree that it has been … Continued