Everything tagged “Improving Operations”

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    Toolkitting transformation

    Toolkitting transformation

    Against the backdrop of unprecedented levels of complexity and urgency, another toolkit might seem a rather insignificant affair.  Yet from a broader perspective, this initiative may grow into an important ‘boundary spanner’ en route to new coalitions, spaces and processes … Continued

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    Be ready to replicate

    Be ready to replicate

    The International Centre for Social Franchising tackles the issue of scale; its mission is to help the most successful social impact projects replicate. Here at ICSF we speak to hundreds of projects about their potential to scale up their impact … Continued

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    Building Partnerships Map

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      Many complex problems have several different yet related causes and effects – with several organisations from different sectors trying to solve things individually. With many organisations having limited resources, forming partnerships is a good approach to not only increase … Continued

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    Creative Workshop

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      A Creative Workshop is an opportunity to bring together and collaborate with a number of different people involved with or affected by your work. They might include the people you’re trying to reach, the partners you’re working with, experts … Continued

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    Prototype Testing Plan

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      Prototyping is something we all do in our daily lives when we try out new things – from trying out new recipes while cooking to trying out different routes while going somewhere: it simply involves trying out an idea … Continued

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    Blueprint

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      A Blueprint gives an overview of an organisation’s operations, such as key activities, products, services, and points of interaction with the intended audience, stakeholders and beneficiaries. Blueprints help make explicit how existing resources can be repurposed or recycled, and … Continued

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    Critical Tasks List

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      The Critical Tasks List is a way to ensure that what you set out to do is actually possible with the timeframe and budget you have available. This is useful when working alone, but becomes even more important when … Continued

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    Learning Loop

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      The Learning Loop is a tool that helps you to define how the work you do now informs what you do next. It provides a high-level perspective on how implementing social change can be broken down into a gradual … Continued