Here to There: Navigating Through the Unknown

VIsionary evaluation is about putting data to our principles and actions and seeing where we’ve come from and where we’re going at the same time. This article explores what it is and what we need to do.

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The Finger Pointing to the Moon

In social innovation we are at risk of confusing our stories of success for real, genuine impact. Without theories, implementation

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Mythmaking about speed and scale in social innovation

Yes, but does it scale? – Question asked at nearly every presentation on a social innovation ever made* It is

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The PR Problem for Design, Evaluation,and Complexity

The same might be true of design, evaluation and complexity if we let it. It’s not a surprise that these three concepts are intimately tied together, as those training to apply design thinking and strategic foresight learn. Perhaps its time to start giving these ideas away, but to do so we first need to rehab their image and apply some design thinking and brand development strategy to all three ideas. As practitioners in any or all of these fields, giving away what we do by educating, reinforcing, and ensuring that the work we do is of the highest quality is a way to lead by example. None of us is likely to change things by ourselves, but together we can do wonders.

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