I read a very interesting article recently entitled “Taking on Failure - and Innovation - in the Social Sector” on the Harvard Business Review Blog. Erica Williams (@ericawilliamsdc) hits the nail on the head when she outlines the difficulties facing non-profit organizations as they balance trying to be innovative, like companies in the for-profit sector (Apple & Google come to mind), while mitigating the risk to donor or federal funds. For example, when an organization’s mandate is to provide shelter for the homeless or community support services, risking those funds on innovative ideas, new processes or anything outside of the status quo, can be a step too far for some.
But is that the RIGHT answer? There ARE ways to innovate in the social sector, and Ms. Williams outlines 3 of them to help your organization chart a more innovative course towards developing new ideas and making your work more impactful, creative and efficient. It’s a great read!
Click here ( http://bit.ly/n2TUyz ) to read the article
Post by Colin Dickinson, VP Sales