Power of Social Innovation How Civic Entrepreneurs Ignite Community Networks for Good

ISBN-10: 0470576847

ISBN-13: 9780470576847

Edition: 2010

Authors: Stephen Goldsmith, Gigi Georges, Tim Glynn Burke, Michael R. Bloomberg

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This seminal book provides tools for civic entrepreneurs to create healthier communities and promote innovative solutions to public and social problems. It shows how to effectively tackle the intractable issues facing our country and world by exploring new ways to collaborate across sectors and leveraging strengths for the greater good. Based on the author's experience, his extensive ongoing research, and interviews with 100+ top leaders from across sectors, this book is structured around the six levers and guiding principles employed in the most effective entrepreneurial interventions.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/19/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Acknowledgments
The Author
Foreword
Preface
Catalyzing Social Change
Igniting Civic Progress
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Change
So Many Ideas, So Little Progress
Civic Entrepreneurship as the Solution
Igniting Civic Progress
The Mandate and Caution of Engaging Government
Conclusions
Innovation as Catalytic Ingredient
Discovering the Missing Ingredient
Choosing the Right Catalyst
Bringing It All Together: The Nehemiah Foundation
Conclusions
Market Maker as Civic Entrepreneur
Open Sourcing Social Innovation
Breaking Down Protectionist Barriers
Opening Space for Innovation
Leveling the Playing Field
Inviting the Exceptional
Forcing Cultural Change
Bringing It All Together: The Enlightened Monopolist
Conclusions
Trading Good Deeds for Measurable Results
Current Funding Limitations
What Public Value Are We Purchasing?
Are the Funded Activities Still the Most Relevant?
What Change Does the Community Want and What Assets Can It Mobilize?
Are We Funding a Project or Sustainable System Change?
What Will We Measure?
Bringing It All Together: Linda Gibbs
Conclusions
Service Provider as Civic Entrepreneur
Animating and Trusting the Citizen
Balancing the Professional with the Public
Building a Public
Leveraging Social Media for Change
"Client" Choice
Curing the Expectation Gap
Bringing It All Together: Family Independence Initiative
Conclusions
Turning Risk into Reward
Seeing Opportunity Where Others See Liability
Taking First Risk
Fully Calculating Cascading Return on Investment
Political Risk and Reward
Bringing It All Together: Wraparound Milwaukee
Conclusions
The Fertile Community
The Fertile City (and the Entrepreneurial Mayor)
Civic Entrepreneurs and School Reform
Entrepreneurial Community Solutions
Staying Entrepreneurial: Saving Yourself from Success
The Future
Notes
References
Index
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