Tag Archives: office of social innovation
Posted on 22. Jul, 2009 by Andrew.
The Corporation for National & Community Service in conjunction with the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation has just posted a “frequently asked questions” about the Social Innovation Fund. Check it out here.
Posted on 20. Jul, 2009 by Andrew.
I am leaving Portugal with great inspiration and practical knowledge about how to further advance a social innovation agenda in the United States. Friday, I sat on a panel with Christian Bason from MindLab in Denmark, who has been leading a citizen-based agenda for the Danish government for over eight years – and there is [...]
Posted on 01. Jul, 2009 by Andrew.
I was sitting in the East Wing of the White House next to Bob Grimm, Director of Research and Policy Development for the Corporation for National and Community Service, waiting for the program to begin. I turned to him with my camera and camcorder in hand and asked, “Have you been here before?” He replied, [...]
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 18. May, 2009 by Andrew.
Last week I was in Portland, Oregon where I joined Greg Dees, David Sawyer, Kim Alter and others to contribute to the Social Innovator Leadership Program led by Mercy Corps. We worked with a 20-person delegation made up of representatives of China’s public, private, and NGO sectors from the All-China Youth Federation. Besides the fact [...]
Posted on 14. May, 2009 by Andrew.
There has been a great deal of chatter since the Social Innovation Fund appeared, first in the Serve America Act, then in the President’s budget, and recently in some high-profile mentions by the First Lady, the Secretary for Health and Human Services and the Director of Domestic Policy Affairs. Since then, a post by Allison [...]
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 13. Feb, 2009 by Andrew.
I heard that the new White House Office of Social Innovation will be led by Ian Rowe, most recently the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Public Affairs for MTV. His department was responsible for MTV’s campaigns that build awareness for issues important to MTV’s audience. He also oversaw MTV’s new pro-social community, Think MTV, [...]
Posted on 11. Feb, 2009 by Andrew.
Over the past year, we have seen tremendous excitement about the possibility that an Obama Administration would spur the advancement of social innovation. On the campaign trail, Obama consistently spoke about opening some sort of office within the White House that would focus on advancing innovation for social impact. Now that time is close. Possibly [...]