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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 ...

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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    • Vision
      To support the design, creation and cultivation of scalable and sustaining social innovations that empower communities and provide financial, social and ecological benefits
    • Terms and Definitions
      Social innovation
      Strategies and ideas that meet social needs 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 line principles
      Produces financial, social and ecological benefits
    • 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
    • Community Revitalization
    • © 2010 Iris Lemmer, Lucy Garrick, Sound ConneXions
    • Sound ConneXions DNA
      Change
      Makers
      Symposium
      Sound ConneXions
      Community
      Forums
      Asset
      Matching
      Self
      Assessment
      Public
      Events
      Launch
      Pad
      Concept & Resource Commit
      Social
      Business
      Concept
    • Putting The Puzzle Pieces Together
      Early Stage Social innovators, Socially-conscious Individuals, Volunteers, Nonprofit Start-ups And Consortia
      • Helps individuals in work/life transition identify their passions for social good
      • identify career paths related to social responsibility.
      • Network for Social Innovation Stakeholders
      • Community of Practice for Beginners
      • Showcases social innovation projects
      • Idea incubation
      • Provides support and learning for early stage social innovation concept development
    • Building And Sustaining The Dream
      Social Entrepreneurs, Cross-Sector Leaders, Philanthropists, Investors
      Leadership/Management Coaching for Social Innovators
      • Identifies and matches community assets with opportunities: i.e.,
      people, venues, organizations, community groups
      • Generates and aligns creative capacity to make a positive social impact
      • Facilitates the commitment of resources and support to an initiative
      • Formalizes strategy and plans for operating a social enterprise
      • Connecting skills & passions with projects
      • Connecting organizations with comple-mentary goals
      © 2010 Iris Lemmer, Lucy Garrick, Sound ConneXions
    • Cultivating Social Innovation
      Chapters
      Developing a global CoP to foster promising practices for social innovation
      Chicago – June
      Nashville - June
      Others:
      N.Carolina, St. Louis
    • 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