Tag Archives: louisiana
Posted on 04. Feb, 2010 by Andrew.
No, it’s not just that the Saints are going to the Super Bowl − it’s Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu’s candidacy for the mayor of New Orleans. This Saturday’s election in New Orleans features the latest in a string of campaigns in which a candidate’s core messages include social innovation or civic engagement. Lt. Gov. Landrieu, […]
Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by Andrew.
Last week I traveled to Dallas for the OneStar Foundation: Texas Center for Social Impact’s Governor’s Nonprofit Leadership Conference. The theme of the conference was “The Driving Force for Social Impact 2009: Where the Rubber Meets the Road.” The title was well chosen; the OneStar Foundation is definitely taking a leadership role in advancing social […]
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 29. May, 2009 by Andrew.
I recently had an op-ed published in the Boston Business Journal entitled “Time for civic leadership.” In it, I call for the establishment of an Office of Social Innovation in Massachusetts. I believe that in order for us to advance a social innovation agenda, we will need to link federal initiatives to state-level activities. While […]
Posted on 01. Apr, 2009 by Andrew.
While visiting D.C., I had dinner last Thursday evening with Brooke Smith, who heads up the Office of Social Entrepreneurship in Louisiana, David Marin and Paul Braithwaite from the government relations firm The Podesta Group, and Flozell Daniels, the Executive Director of the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation. During dinner, Flozell stated: “Over 90% of African […]