The Social Innovators Blog is moving!

September 14th, 2012 • Education, Engagement, General, Landscape, Management, PhilanthropyComments Closed

After 18 months and 70 posts, our blog is transitioning into the Innovations in Government Program’s multimedia platforms

Culture as a Critical Factor in Driving Innovation for the Public Good (Part II)

August 21st, 2012 • Business, Engagement, General, Landscape, Management, Philanthropy, Poverty1 Comment

Second in a two-column series exploring strategies for creating a culture of innovation in public problem solving.

Culture as a Critical Factor in Driving Innovation for the Public Good (Part I)

August 14th, 2012 • Business, Engagement, General, Landscape, Management, Philanthropy, PovertyComments Closed

The first in a two-part series using examples from relevant literature to explore what it means to create a culture of innovation in government

Stephen Goldsmith | A Mayor’s Roadmap for Reforming Pensions

July 20th, 2012 • Business, Democracy, Engagement, Environment, General, ManagementComments Closed

Mayor Jerry Sanders shares lessons on making long-term, structural and often uncomfortable change in San Diego

Interview with Shana Dressler of Social Innovators Collective

July 17th, 2012 • Business, Engagement, General, Landscape, ManagementComments Closed

New York City-based Social Innovators Collective supports innovators in the startup and capacity building phase of their development

Andre Fowlkes | A System-Level View on Igniting Change in Memphis

June 22nd, 2012 • Business, Engagement, General, Landscape, Management, Philanthropy, Poverty4 Comments

Launch Your City developed a new chart for social change in Memphis using the model in Stephen Goldsmith’s “The Power of Social Innovation”

Don Fitch | The Roots of Innovation: A Very Personal, Methodical Discovery

May 22nd, 2012 • Education, General, Health, Management5 Comments

This guest post from Don Fitch illustrates how innovations are often developed by responding to clients.

Training Future Innovators: Can You Teach Policy and Empathy at the Same Time?

May 16th, 2012 • Business, Education, Engagement, General, Management, Poverty1 Comment

Harvard offers “Community Recovery: Rebuilding Disaster Damaged Communities in Chile” to give students a rare, insider’s view of the complex issues surrounding Chile’s recovery efforts

Denver’s Better Way to Battle Homelessness

May 4th, 2012 • Engagement, General, Health, PovertyComments Closed

Denver is proving that homelessness can be overcome — and save taxpayers money in the process.

Andre K. Fowlkes | Why not a ‘venture fund’ to support community initiatives?

April 24th, 2012 • Business, Engagement, General, Landscape, ManagementComments Closed

Memphis needs a true discretionary venture capital fund for purposes of supporting community efforts-does your city?