Sound ConneXions supports social innovation

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Sounds ConneXions is a social innovation organization dedicated to educating the public about social innovation and social entrepreneurship and supporting creative connections between idea formation and support, asset based networking, and creating new ways to do work in the world.

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Sound ConneXions supports social innovation

  1. 1. Vision<br />To support the design, creation and cultivation of scalable and sustaining social innovations that empower communities and provide financial, social and ecological benefits<br />
  2. 2. Terms and Definitions<br />Social innovation<br />Strategies and ideas that meet social needs and strengthen civil society<br />Can take place within or between government, for-profits, nonprofits and communities<br />Social Enterprise <br />An organization that generates social value while operating with the financial discipline, innovation and determination of a private sector business<br />For-profit/nonprofit partnership, nonprofit, B Corporation<br />Social entrepreneur<br />One who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture using triple bottom line principles<br />Produces financial, social and ecological benefits<br />
  3. 3. The Landscape<br />Positive examples are creating wide spread curiosity and excitement about social innovation <br />Lack of formal mechanisms to support social entrepreneurs and enterprises<br />Proliferation of social change agents competing for same resources<br />Nonprofits increasingly require models and support for financial sustainability<br />Lots of valuable assets struggling without the ability to connect, coordinate and collaborate <br />Collaborative methods are needed to create and scale social innovations<br />Lack of knowledge, skill and formal mechanisms to support grass roots involvement<br />
  4. 4. Community Revitalization<br />
  5. 5. © 2010 Iris Lemmer, Lucy Garrick, Sound ConneXions<br />
  6. 6. Sound ConneXions DNA<br />Change<br />Makers<br />Symposium<br />Sound ConneXions<br />Community<br />Forums<br />Asset<br />Matching<br />Self<br />Assessment<br />Public<br />Events<br />Launch<br />Pad<br />Concept & Resource Commit<br />Social<br />Business<br />Concept<br />
  7. 7. Putting The Puzzle Pieces Together<br />Early Stage Social innovators, Socially-conscious Individuals, Volunteers, Nonprofit Start-ups And Consortia<br /><ul><li>Helps individuals in work/life transition identify their passions for social good
  8. 8. identify career paths related to social responsibility.
  9. 9. Network for Social Innovation Stakeholders
  10. 10. Community of Practice for Beginners
  11. 11. Showcases social innovation projects
  12. 12. Idea incubation
  13. 13. Provides support and learning for early stage social innovation concept development</li></li></ul><li>Building And Sustaining The Dream<br />Social Entrepreneurs, Cross-Sector Leaders, Philanthropists, Investors<br />Leadership/Management Coaching for Social Innovators<br /><ul><li>Identifies and matches community assets with opportunities: i.e.,</li></ul>people, venues, organizations, community groups<br /><ul><li>Generates and aligns creative capacity to make a positive social impact
  14. 14. Facilitates the commitment of resources and support to an initiative
  15. 15. Formalizes strategy and plans for operating a social enterprise
  16. 16. Connecting skills & passions with projects
  17. 17. Connecting organizations with comple-mentary goals</li></ul>© 2010 Iris Lemmer, Lucy Garrick, Sound ConneXions<br />
  18. 18. Cultivating Social Innovation<br />Chapters<br />Developing a global CoP to foster promising practices for social innovation<br />Chicago – June<br />Nashville - June<br />Others: <br />N.Carolina, St. Louis<br />
  19. 19. Contact Information<br />Iris Lemmer, iris@soundconnexions.com<br /> 425-241-5611<br />James Lemmer<br />james@soundconnexions.com<br /> 425-241-5911<br />Lucy Garrick<br />lucy@soundconnexions.com<br /> 206-335-5635<br />

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