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Support for Social Entrepreneurs, Innovation and Collaboration
Support for Social Entrepreneurs, Innovation and Collaboration
Support for Social Entrepreneurs, Innovation and Collaboration
Support for Social Entrepreneurs, Innovation and Collaboration
Support for Social Entrepreneurs, Innovation and Collaboration
Support for Social Entrepreneurs, Innovation and Collaboration
Support for Social Entrepreneurs, Innovation and Collaboration
Support for Social Entrepreneurs, Innovation and Collaboration
Support for Social Entrepreneurs, Innovation and Collaboration
Support for Social Entrepreneurs, Innovation and Collaboration
Support for Social Entrepreneurs, Innovation and Collaboration
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Philosophy and approach to designing sustainable positive change for the benefit of civil society

Philosophy and approach to designing sustainable positive change for the benefit of civil society

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  • 1. …we create work that supports life and empowers communities through cross- boundary collaborations © 2010 SoundConneXions Iris Lemmer, James Lemmer and Lucy Garrick 1
  • 2. Vision To support the design, creation and cultivation of scalable and sustaining social innovations that empower communities and provide financial, social and ecological benefits © 2010 SoundConneXions Iris Lemmer, James Lemmer and Lucy Garrick 2
  • 3. Terms and Definitions •  Social innovation –  Strategies and ideas that meet social need and strengthen civil society –  Can take place within or between government, for-profits, nonprofits and communities •  Social Enterprise –  An organization that generates social value while operating with the financial discipline, innovation and determination of a private sector business •  For-profit/nonprofit partnership, nonprofit, B Corporation •  Social entrepreneur –  One who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture using triple bottom principles •  Produces financial, social and ecological benefits © 2010 SoundConneXions Iris Lemmer, James Lemmer and Lucy Garrick 3
  • 4. Our Values Define How We Work •  A systems perspective - social, ecological, economic approaches that provide tangible long-term benefits •  Transparency - sharing our current situations, motivations and future vision •  Inclusiveness - opportunities for contribution of available assets •  Perspectives and wisdom – honoring what resides in the diversity of our communities •  Flexibility - a willingness to observe, learn and adapt in order to achieve our mission and advance our vision •  Accountability - accepting that being accountable to ourselves means that we are also accountable to the group © 2010 SoundConneXions Iris Lemmer, James Lemmer and Lucy Garrick 4
  • 5. Principles for Intentional Social Innovation 1.  Cross-industry sector and domain integration to create positive, sustainable solutions for civil society 2.  Grass roots engagement 3.  Adaptive leadership at all levels 4.  Positive practices are shared and adapted 5.  Listening to and learning from diverse perspectives 6.  Shaping, supporting and aligning existing resources and assets in the community 7.  Creating new kinds of work that provide social, economic and ecological benefits that have positive impact on present and future generations © 2010 SoundConneXions Iris Lemmer, James Lemmer and Lucy Garrick 5
  • 6. The Landscape •  Positive examples are creating wide spread curiosity and excitement about social innovation –  Lack of formal mechanisms to support social entrepreneurs and enterprises •  Proliferation of social change agents competing for same resources –  Nonprofits increasingly require models and support for financial sustainability –  Lots of valuable assets struggling without the ability to connect, coordinate and collaborate •  Collaborative methods are needed to create and scale social innovations –  Lack of knowledge, skill and formal mechanisms to support grass roots involvement © 2010 SoundConneXions Iris Lemmer, James Lemmer and Lucy Garrick 6
  • 7. Community Revitalization Arts
&
 Health
&
 Educa6on
&
 Environment
 Economy
 Culture

 Wellness
 Development
 Examples
 Examples
 Examples:
 Examples
 Examples
 • Green
Building
 • Housing
for
 • Community
 • Childhood
 • X‐Genera6onal
 • Green
Jobs
 homeless
 Crea6ve
 Fitness
 Character
 • Suppor6ng
 Commons
 • Community
 Development
 Local
 • Community
 Nutri6on
 economies
 Arts
Projects
 • Whole
Body
 • 
Edu‐tainment
 Wellness
 © 2010 SoundConneXions Iris Lemmer, James Lemmer and Lucy Garrick 7 7
  • 8. Who
we
serve?
 Key
Needs
 SoundConneXions
Support
 Early
stage
social
entrepreneurs
 • Desire
to
be
ac6ve
involved
making
posi6ve

social
 Sound
ConneXions
Forum
 Socially‐
conscious
individuals
 impacts
and
doing
meaningful
work
 Life
Transi6ons
Workshop/Coaching
 Volunteers
 • Trying
to
formulate
a
social
innova6on
concepts
 Asset
Matching
 Nonprofit
Start‐ups
&

Consor6a
 • Seeking
career/life
transi6ons
relevant
to
social
 good
 • Seeking
feedback
on
an
preliminary
social
 innova6on
concept
 • Social
Innovators
looking
for
network
 opportuni6es
 Social
Entrepreneurs
 • Have
a
vision
for
a
specific
social
innova6on
niche
 Asset
Mapping
 • Needs
to
define
community
assets
and
align
with
 Change
Makers
 community
spheres
of
influence
 Leadership/Management
Coaching
 Cross‐Sector
Leadership
 • Looking
to
iden6fy
and
create
working
cross‐sector
 Asset
Mapping
 Nonprofit,
Business,
Government,
 partnerships
 Change
Makers
 Philanthropy
 • Need
to
formalize
strategies
and
opera6onal
plans
 Launch
Pad
 for
implemen6ng
social
responsibility
or
social
 innova6on
projects
 Sound
ConneXions
Regional
Chapters
 • Desire
to
learn
how
to
implement
the
Sound
 Website
 ConneXions
models
 Personal
Connec6on
 • Ongoing
Support
 Train‐the‐trainer
 Process
Materials
 © 2010 SoundConneXions Iris Lemmer, James Lemmer and Lucy Garrick 8 8
  • 9. Sound ConneXions DNA © 2010 SoundConneXions Iris Lemmer, James Lemmer and Lucy Garrick 9
  • 10. Putting The Puzzle Pieces Together Early
Stage
Social
innovators,
Socially‐conscious
 Individuals,
Volunteers,
Nonprofit
Start‐ups
And
 Consor6a
 Sound
ConneXions
 Life
Transi6on
 Forums
 Workshops/
Coaching
 • Network
for
Social
 • Helps
individuals
in
work/life
 Innova6on
Stakeholders
 transi6on
iden6fy
their
passions
 • 
Community
of
Prac6ce
for
 for
social
good
 Beginners
 • iden6fy
career
paths
related
to
 • Showcases
social
innova6on
 social
responsibility.
 projects
 • Idea
incuba6on
 • Provides
support
and
 learning
for
early
stage
social
 innova6on
concept
 development
 © 2010 SoundConneXions Iris Lemmer, James Lemmer and Lucy Garrick 10
  • 11. Building And Sustaining The Dream Social Entrepreneurs, Cross-Sector Leaders, Philanthropists, Investors Asset
 Change
 Network
 Launch
Pad
 Mapping
 Makers
 Matching
 Workshops
 Symposium
 Leadership/Management
Coaching
for
Social
Innovators
 • Connec6ng
 • Iden6fies

 • Generates
and
 • Formalizes
 skills
&
 and
matches
 aligns
crea6ve
 strategy
and
 passions
with
 community
 capacity
about
a
 plans
for
 projects
 assets
with
 social
impact
 opera6onal‐ • Connec6ng
 opportuni6es:
 passion
 izing
a
social
 organiza6ons
 i.e.,
 • Facilitates
 enterprise
 with
comple‐ People,
 commitment
of
 mentary
goals
 venues,
 support
and
 organiza6ons,
 resources
to
an

 community
 ini6a6ve
 groups
 11 © 2010 SoundConneXions Iris Lemmer, James Lemmer and Lucy Garrick ©
2010

Iris
Lemmer,
Lucy
Garrick,
Sound
ConneXions
 11
  • 12. Cultivating Social Innovation •  Chapters –  Developing a global Communities of Practice to foster promising practices for social innovation –  Chicago - May –  Nashville - June –  Others: •  N.Carolina, St. Louis © 2010 SoundConneXions Iris Lemmer, James Lemmer and Lucy Garrick 12
  • 13. Contact Information Iris Lemmer, iris@soundconnexions.com 425-241-5611 James Lemmer james@soundconnexions.com 425-241-5911 Lucy Garrick lucy@soundconnexions.com 206-335-5635 © 2010 SoundConneXions Iris Lemmer, James Lemmer and Lucy Garrick 13

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