Top Social Innovation Resources of 2020

Social innovation is about creating solutions to societal problems in collaborations across civil society, business and the public sector.

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Social innovations are new social practices that aim to meet social needs in a better way than the existing solutions: from the way people engage in work, to how they share and communicate, to how they build community, and more. We believe that new social innovations are the core of a well-functioning society, but they must be designed to meet a new set of social needs as well as to address the old ones. This means that social innovations must not only work well for the individuals in society that they target and are meant to benefit, they must also work well for society as a whole, which includes the rest of the individuals and groups in society. For us, the best social innovation is the one that helps people achieve their needs better for themselves, and also for the society in which they live. That may mean creating an environment that is more conducive to the way people interact with their communities, or it may mean creating an environment that makes work more enjoyable. In this context, it is also important for a social innovation to be more than just an alternative to a traditional solution. It is also a complement and part of a solution that people value at the same time.A new social innovation can be designed for any age: a product that works well for today's workers at any age, or an innovative tool that helps individuals succeed in life and work, when they would otherwise fail.But social innovation can be more than just an alternative to traditional social structures, or a tool to help people succeed in life today. The most promising and relevant innovations are those that are designed to help individuals thrive in communities in which they will grow and flourish. They are designed to make the communities in which they live more attractive, healthier, more safe and fulfilling. They are designed to help people meet needs that they find unmet in the communities where they live, and to provide social opportunities that will help them meet their future needs. This is exactly what we are working on: helping people thrive in communities in which they will grow and flourish

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Types of Social Innovation

How do nonprofits create social change?

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BUILDING SUSTAINABLE CITIES

Cities all need things such as water and energy. Look at this research that shows what choices may be needed to build sustainable cities in the future.

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QUIZ: WHICH CITY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Cities are like people. They live, they breathe, they grow. They reinvent themselves. Which city are you?

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Business Model Sandbox Podcast: Reimagining Social Impact

Saul Kaplan and Ben Siegel discuss social impact, investing in change, and the role of technology in emergent system solutions.

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What are the keys to a successful urban innovation district?

Urban thinker Julie Wagner describes how socalled innovation districts in cities around the world evolve or are planned

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8 examples of social innovation in Singapore

As Singapore continues to expand, it seems to go further and deeper into the mechanisms of social innovation.

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What makes a good teacher great?

Learn what personal innovation it takes to become a great teacher

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10 Ways Educators Can Make Classrooms More Innovative

See some of the most creative and innovative practices in the past decade across classrooms.

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Measuring Innovation in Education 2019

Measuring innovation in education and understanding how it works is essential to improve the quality of the education sector.

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Why Innovation Absolutely Matters in Education

What is innovation in education?

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What Is The Future Of Education? 23 Experts Share Their Insights

Here, industry experts share their optimistic visions for the future of education, and the influence of technology.

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Innovation in Education: Lessons from Pioneers Around the World

Lets explore the work of 16 pioneers around the world who have developed new, effective approaches to education that work at scale.

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Teaching Methods for Inspiring the Students of the Future

Choice, Collaboration, Communication, Critical thinking and Creativity should be present in all classrooms.

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India: Struggle and Innovation for Educators

Across the country, teachers, parents and governments are coming together to try and ensure that learning continues.

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Education Is The Mission And Mobile Is The Means

Education platforms and apps have been prompted to rethink strategies to deliver more personalized learning journeys.

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What you can learn from how schools are pivoting

Remote Learning 2.0: Interview with the founder and CEO of Success Academy, a charter school network that serves 20,000 kids across New York City.

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