Power of Social Innovation Webinars – April 2011

The “Power of Social Innovation Webinar series” has two new webinars this month that look very interesting….and they are FREE!

1. School Reform in Detroit: Critical Lessons in Building Community Support

April 13th, 2011 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm (ET)

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Defining social innovation…

One of the challenges facing those interested in social innovation is finding a workable definition. A scan of the literature reveals that social innovation covers a whole range of different meanings and so, while it is popular, it is conceptually difficult to nail down. That is why one particular Stanford Social Innovation article in 2008 was so important.

James Phills, Kriss Deiglmeier and Dale Miller sought to find a way through the multiple definitions and feared that it was becoming indistinguishable from the popular terms of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise. Although they could see much in common they put forward a definition that they hoped would create some boundaries around the term and spark further interest.

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