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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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Sound ConneXions supports social innovation Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Vision
    To support the design, creation and cultivation of scalable and sustaining social innovations that empower communities and provide financial, social and ecological benefits
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Community Revitalization
  • 5. © 2010 Iris Lemmer, Lucy Garrick, Sound ConneXions
  • 6. Sound ConneXions DNA
    Change
    Makers
    Symposium
    Sound ConneXions
    Community
    Forums
    Asset
    Matching
    Self
    Assessment
    Public
    Events
    Launch
    Pad
    Concept & Resource Commit
    Social
    Business
    Concept
  • 7. 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
    • 8. identify career paths related to social responsibility.
    • 9. Network for Social Innovation Stakeholders
    • 10. Community of Practice for Beginners
    • 11. Showcases social innovation projects
    • 12. Idea incubation
    • 13. 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
    • 14. Facilitates the commitment of resources and support to an initiative
    • 15. Formalizes strategy and plans for operating a social enterprise
    • 16. Connecting skills & passions with projects
    • 17. Connecting organizations with comple-mentary goals
    © 2010 Iris Lemmer, Lucy Garrick, Sound ConneXions
  • 18. Cultivating Social Innovation
    Chapters
    Developing a global CoP to foster promising practices for social innovation
    Chicago – June
    Nashville - June
    Others:
    N.Carolina, St. Louis
  • 19. 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