The purpose of this guide is to provide starting points for social innovation research.
Created by LITS Research Tutors: Gretha Suarez and Tanapat (Ice) Treyanura.
Social Innovation is defined by Ashoka U as “new strategies, concepts, ideas and organizations that meet social needs of all kinds — from working conditions and education to community development and health — and that extend and strengthen civil society.”
The Clinton Global Initiative — an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. The website provides access to the stories of successful leaders and resources to innovate.
Fixes - The Opinionator (NYT) — written by David Bornstein, a writer on social innovation and author of "How To Change the World" and Tina Rosenberg, author of “Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World.”
Government Innovators Network — a marketplace of ideas and examples of government innovation for policymakers, policy advisors, and practitioners.
Mix Market — microfinance data and Social Performance measurements for the microfinance institutions that help alleviate global poverty.
Open IDEO — an “open innovation platform” where crowdsourcing is utilized to generate ideas and solutions for social innovation.
Renovating the Rust Belt — a blog by Marianne Eppig, a changemaker, documenting initiatives and projects that are underway to improve the economy and revitalize the city in Cleveland, Ohio.
Skoll World Forum — the Debates and Series section is a collection of op-eds and articles from SKF’s community of contributors. Here you’ll find advice about best practices from social entrepreneurs and the latest on a wide range of global issues from leaders and experts in the field.
Social Innovation Toolkit — resources on understanding social innovation, addressing challenges, sustaining efforts and creating lasting impact. Swearer Center for Public Service, Brown University.
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