If you're an international non-governmental organization (INGO) trying to figure out how to make social innovation a reality, Jonathan Prosser at Getty is here to help.
Prosser is the director of Innovation Lab at Compassion UK, and he's written a two-part blog post for INGOs titled "The Art of Social Innovation."
The first part, "Will you centralize your social innovation work?" asks Prosser.
"Might you start by identifying some springs of innovation already bubbling up and considering how these could be supported, or bottled to enable them elsewhere? Will it be devolved to the front lines of your work? Will it maximize contribution to our mission?" Then, Prosser writes, "the process moves more easily, and the innovation owner avoids the 'unwanted presents' challenge many organizations face (time, resource and budget requirements they haven't planned for)."
In the second part, "The simple question here is will you scale through your core INGO or through outside standalone entities or partners?" asks Prosser.
"For some, as innovation is a journey into the unknown (and if it is not, please see the earlier point in part one about being more daring), the innovations themselves should progress, being entirely centered on
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