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February 2012

Video: Introducing Innoweave

Innoweave, an initiative of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and Social Innovation Generation (SiG), provides community sector leaders with new tools and processes to effect large-scale change. Watch the video to learn more.

Tags: Social Innovation Generation, Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Stephen Huddart, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation — Challenges Facing the Community Sector

Stephen talks about the challenges facing the Canadian community sector, including a lack of resources, a need for training, and difficulty for organizations to recruit people. Through providing a short history of Social Innovation Generation (SiG) — a collaboration between Plan Institute, University of Waterloo, MaRS, and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation — Stephen sets the stage for describing Innoweave and the Platformation learning event.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Matt Thompson, Mozilla Drumbeat, a Mozilla Foundation project — How the Web won’t Change the World...but Web Thinking Might

Matt talks about the value of failures and the need for humility when working with technology: It’s not a panacea, and won’t save the world. Matt poses five thought-provoking questions to frame how people and organizations can use technology to make an impact on digital strategies.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Matt Thompson, Mozilla Drumbeat, a Mozilla Foundation project — Six Words that can Change Your (Digital) Life

Matt distils his philosophy of digital strategy into a mere six words that have a big impact: “Think small. Work open. Do less.” Matt explains how these ideas can change the way your organizational culture can become nimble and adaptive.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Tatiana Fraser and Juniper Glass, Girls Action Foundation — A Brief Overview of Girls Action Foundation

Tatiana and Juniper provide a brief overview of Girls Action Foundation and what their organization has done regarding peer learning, and how they are becoming more innovative about communicating impact in a collaborative context.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Dave Kranenburg, Meal Exchange — A Brief Overview of Meal Exchange

Dave provides a brief overview of Meal Exchange, sharing concerns about information transfer and being efficient with data management.

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

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

February 2012

Video: Noorin Ladhani and Amanda Grainger-Munday, Framework — Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Cloud Technology in Action

Noorin and Amanda discuss how Framework has leveraged cloud technology to raise over 90,000 volunteer hours in 8 cities working in from the office and in airports, on trains, and in taxi cabs across Canada.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

February 2012

Video: Kirstin Beardsley, CanadaHelps — The Social Shift

Kirstin talks about how communications technology has changed how we work, connect, and fundraise, explaining how non-profits can harness these tools to further their cause and mission.

Tags: Innoweave, Innovation

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