Tag Archives: congress
Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by Andrew.
As I mentioned in a recent post, Root Cause’s Public Innovators initiative recently hosted an event at the Capitol called Advancing Social Innovation in Government: Investing in Community Solutions. We hosted the event because we wanted to broaden the conversation and educate people in the federal government about the importance of social innovation. We were […]
Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by Andrew.
I kicked off this blog by stating that the world is at an inflection point. As we head into the holiday season, I can’t help but feel that the work of advancing social innovation – developing, testing, and honing promising approaches, rewarding exceptional performance, spreading and scaling success, and catalyzing public-private partnerships across the nation […]
Posted on 07. May, 2009 by Andrew.
I received an email yesterday from America Forward, a strong partner in the area of government and social innovation. In the email they asked, “Can you hear the drumbeat?” They pointed to a variety of factors coming together simultaneously, beginning with the signing of the Serve America Act, that signify our government’s recognition of social […]
Posted on 26. Feb, 2009 by Andrew.
Phoenix Project’s Greg Werkheiser and I made our way through the various halls of the Capitol, passing office after office of senators and members of Congress with name plaques on the doors − Kerry, Collins, Frank, Cao, Barton − to arrive at our next stop, Representative Jim Moran. We met with his Legislative Director, Tim […]
Posted on 20. Feb, 2009 by Andrew.
As the Obama Administration gets ready to launch an Office of Social Innovation, it will be equally important to introduce members of the U.S. House and Senate to the importance of investing in what works. I have had the pleasure of working with Greg Werkheiser, the founder and Executive Director of the Phoenix Project, for […]