The Best of Social Impact: Must-read Articles of the Month (November 2018)
Social impact, entrepreneurship, and innovation — if it’s interesting news, you’ll find it here. These stories may not be the ones atop your news feed, but chances are they’re the ones you’ll actually want to read. Whether it’s opinions on creating positive social and environmental impact – or the simply the valuable lessons learned along the way, here’s a roundup of the past month’s most interesting articles.
No single organisation or individual can pull off an effective storytelling campaign alone. Reaping the benefits of storytelling requires that we build better partnerships between three important players.
The social impact space is booming with new possibilities for millennial-aged changemakers. From volunteerism to starting a for-purpose side-hustle, young people have more drive and passion than ever to make a positive difference in the world. Get started on your journey to make a positive change with these top tips.
CEO Kristy Muir reflects on the key lessons she’s learnt as the Centre for Social Impact marks its 10th birthday.
Within any business, the number one question asked when an idea for a new initiative is introduced is: what’s the impact this will have on our bottom line? Business leaders want to know that any initiative which is going to take up time and resources, both of which can often be scarce, is one worth investing in from an ROI perspective. Therefore, it is critical to understand that if you want to launch an initiative within your company, you must first establish and present a strong business case for it.
Author and practitioner Michael Krigsman, explains how to apply minimum viable products and iterative development to social impact. Learn to adapt these techniques to be efficient, save money, and ensure that every dollar you spend creates the greatest impact possible.
Four ways companies seeking to align their corporate strategies and business processes with the Sustainable Development Goals can foster social innovation from within.
Social entrepreneurship increasingly involves collective, voluntary organising efforts where success depends on generating and sustaining members’ participation. This study investigates how such participatory social ventures achieve member engagement in institutional settings.
Interested in the correct way to explore and conquer new areas of opportunity for yourself and society? Working to develop professionals who create social impact around the world, the Amani Institute is focusing on three main frontiers every social pioneer should cross.
As with financial returns, social returns can be improved or worsened by countless, coinciding external factors, such as a fluctuating economy, new laws, or even recently developed technologies. But unlike calculating financial returns by a simple metric of dollars, social returns can manifest in myriad ways, from increased literacy, to healthier infants, to reduced pollution. In general, each type of social return calls for its own metrics to answer this basic question: Is this social impact investment/initiative having the intended effect?
Now in its sixth year, the antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday spurs the donation of hundreds of millions of dollars.