Foundation Resources

Innovation

Sort By: Title | Date

November 2006

Publication: Accelerating our Impact: Philanthropy, Innovation and Social Change

by Katharine Pearson

Contributes to an emerging body of knowledge and reflective practice on the role of funders in supporting innovation and social change.

Tags: Innovation, Resilience, Social Innovation Generation

February 2012

Video: Adam Spence and Joyce Sou, Centre for Impact Investing — Impact Reporting: Part 1

Adam and Joyce talk about the development of impact reporting, the barriers of collecting and aggregating data, and challenges around decision-making and moving capital. Adam shares his experiences of implementing impact reporting, lessons learned, and provides a comparative perspective on where Canada stands on the international landscape.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Adam Spence and Joyce Sou, Centre for Impact Investing — Impact Reporting: Part 2

Adam and Joyce discuss additional benefits to impact reporting, as well as future directions.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Anil Patel, Framework — The Platformation Way

Anil shares how cloud technology has the potential to revolutionize every aspect of non-profit operations and help organizations work more effectively, be more efficient, and become more transparent.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

December 2010

Article: CEGN interview with Tim Brodhead following the release of "Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good"

by CEGN Issues & Updates

The Canadian Environmental Grantmakers' Network (CEGN) interview with Tim Brodhead, as appearing in their December 2010 CEGN Issues & Updates Newsletter. In the interview, Tim speaks about Task Force on Social Finance's report, Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good and how funders can adopt its recommendations.

Tags: Innovation, Social Finance, Social Innovation Generation, Sustainability, Tim Brodhead

February 2012

Video: Cheryl May and Rahi Delvi, Skills for Change — The Case for Working with Web Applications: Part 1

Cheryl and Rahi describe how people within Skills for Change consistently asked for direction and leadership around data capture, contact management and reporting. The existing paradigm consisted of data silos often slowing down, and often undermining, the ability of people to collaborate within the organization.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Cheryl May and Rahi Delvi, Skills for Change — The Case for Working with Web Applications: Part 2

Cheryl and Rahi describe how costs were an issue with these approaches, as was sharing information with different sites. By putting minds together to work on problems, a number of useful solutions were developed and implemented. This work led to groups within organizations working together, sharing information with wider audiences, and engaging more people.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Chris Kang and Jaime Hackett, Schools Without Borders — Using the Cloud for Collaboration: Part 1

Chris and Jaime describe how Schools Without Borders was introduced to a completely new way of thinking and working based on a more “iterative” and “rapid prototyping” process that included a lot of white-boarding, reviewing and changing on the fly, constant rolling out of solutions and more value placed on getting information out and work done.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Chris Kang and Jaime Hackett, Schools Without Borders — Using the Cloud for Collaboration: Part 2

Chris and Jaime talk about how Schools Without Borders uses Box.com to save time, and how it integrates into other platforms. Schools Without Borders shares their design theory about rapid prototyping that is creative, inspiring, fun, as well as messy, overwhelming, and exhausting.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Chris Kang, Schools Without Borders — A Brief Overview of Schools Without Borders

Chris provides a brief overview of Schools Without Borders, and talks about some low-cost and scalable tools to address the administrative challenges of running an organization.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

<< previous | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation 1002 Sherbrooke W., Suite 1800, Montreal, Québec H3A 3L6

Site by Plank