Creating positive impact is the ultimate purpose of social innovation. It’s time to get serious about solutions that match the scale of the problems we face.
- How can successful but isolated innovations be amplified and scaled?
- How can change agents shift the fundamental structures and culture at the root of social problems?
- How can you as an innovator better create and capitalize on political opportunities for impact?
In this module, you’ll dive deeper into your potential as a systems entrepreneur to redirect resources, influence policy and shift cultural beliefs. You’ll develop a social innovation strategy canvas—revisiting the different change levers and leadership roles in your context, preparing to implement change when system conditions are ripe, and honing strategies for embedding innovation and achieving scale.
Among the key themes you’ll explore are brokering innovation into institutions, business models to scale impact, policy change, and the important role of evaluation and organizational learning (including developmental evaluation). Since effective communication is critical for social impact, you’ll learn how to structure and deliver compelling pitches for your innovation. You’ll also listen to other pitches, gain from the insights and feedback of your peers, and leave inspired by the network of social innovators of which you’re now a part.