Create Change, Not Waste
Whether maximizing impact for stakeholders or building an economic engine to do good, non-profit and social impact organizations must innovate to tackle uncertainty, remain relevant and thrive in a changing world.
Move the Needle’s Social Impact Innovation programs are designed to help organizations learn before executing to optimize their results and sustainability in Government, Nonprofit, Philanthropy, Higher Education, and Social Enterprise.
How It Works
We help organizations learn a new way to approach uncertainty that allows them to:
Develop a deep understanding of those they serve and their expectations, needs and desires.
Be able to develop and quickly test new bold ideas and validate what will work before committing resources.
Make decisions of where to invest based on evidence of what will create the deepest value and impact for those they serve.
Overcome internal organizational process bottlenecks and unlock new growth, revenue and impact.
Develop greater employee engagement and functional support for a new way of working.
Our services, keynotes, accelerators, workshops, and training are all customized to fit an organization’s unique situation, needs and culture.
Read the story of how innovative non-profit NCARB (The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) used rapid experimentation to test assumptions and bring a new product to market that delivers real value to their customers.
The story of how non-profit SAY San Diego used Lean Innovation to break down organizational silos, improve employee retention, diversify their funding streams and create the systems and process required for vetting and implementing new initiatives without waste.
The City of Hayward, California wanted to break away from inefficient and ineffective processes for researching and launching programs, and remove organizational bottlenecks that stood in the way of serving citizens. This is their innovation transformation story.
Related Content: Social Impact
Blog posts and podcasts for driving innovation in the nonprofit sector.
The San Diego Food Bank strives to end hunger and serve over 370,000 individuals every month. Not too long ago they went through one of our Lean Innovation Bootcamps tailored for Non-Profit and Social Impact organizations.
Co-host Amelia Klawon, one of the leaders of our Non-Profit and Social Impact organization programs and services, discusses their results and how they changed the way the organization functions when it comes to creating new value.
In this episode, we’re really excited to have Cholpon Rosengren, Director of Family Support at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, on the show together with my co-host and leader of our Non-Profit and Social Impact programs and services Heather Hiscox.
Looking for more? Check out the Blog Post - "The Three Essential Elements to Ensure you are Creating Value and Not Waste" published by Acumen.
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