The Social Innovators Blog is moving!
After 18 months and 70 posts, the Social Innovators Blog is transitioning into the rich set of platforms offered by the Innovations in Government Program at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.
We are grateful for the community of innovators with whom we have interacted through the Social Innovators Blog and the Project on Social Innovation more broadly. As we wrote when we first launched, you, the practicing innovator, will be this site’s most valuable source.
In that spirit, all blog posts—so many of them contributed by innovators and readers—will remain online for the time being. Some of our favorites include A System-Level View on Igniting Change in Memphis by Andre Fowlkes, Building a Culture of R&D in Government by Stacey Gillett, Proof that Government Can Work by Stephen Goldsmith, Leading our way out of the Recession: A 21st Century WPA? by Kristin Wolff & Vinz Koller, and The Business of Social Innovation by Bo Menkiti and Christopher Gergen.
We will also keep online in the near-term the Featured Profiles on technical, programmatic and policy innovations, the Innovators Toolkit to help you navigate and transform the broader landscape in which you work, and links to helpful online resources.
Please also be sure to follow our current project Improving the Local Landscape for Innovation, a forthcoming three-part Occasional Paper Series from the Innovations in Government Program. Read more here and here.
The Innovations in Government Program’s platforms represent one of the country’s most robust collections of news, best practices, and multimedia that recognize and promote excellence and creativity in the public sector. Please access our many resources and join the conversation on any or all of these platforms:
- Government Innovators Network portal
- Upcoming Webinars
- Better, Faster, Cheaper blog on Governing.com
- On Twitter, follow @govcanwork and @harvardash
- Innovations in Government Program website
- On Facebook, like the Ash Center
- Harvard Kennedy School website
We are also happy to share that Harvard Kennedy School Professor Stephen Goldsmith has launched the Mayoral Performance Analytics Initiative for city governments looking to use integrated, cross-agency data to discover and address civic problems before they occur. The Initiative will feature a national depository of working analytics methodologies and will connect leading industry, academic, and government officials in this field.
As always, many thanks for your interest and best of luck in your efforts in your community!