Innovation and Embracing Failure

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Marnie Webb, Co-CEO, TechSoup Global
Twitter Handle: @Webb

Does your organization embrace failure? Does it create room for it and celebrate it as a stepping-stone towards greater success and innovation? Join Marnie to learn how to create a culture of innovation at your nonprofit and empower your staff to fail forward and onward, as she experienced when recently launching Caravan Studios.

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  • Pair up with someone
    Get a nametag and pen.
    Now: you are going to write draw the person you are paired with, and write down their name.
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    You’ve got 60 seconds. And go:
    Countdown.
    Great. Now put on your own name tag and let’s take just a moment to walk around the room and shake hands and say hello to each other.
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  • http://www.caravanstudios.org
  • http://www.caravanstudios.org
  • Innovation and Embracing Failure

    1. 1. Getting Across the Pool Nonprofit Boot Camp 2014 Mountain View, CA June 10, 2014
    2. 2. Hello!
    3. 3. I’m supposed to be talking about innovation and failure.
    4. 4. I keep wondering though: is all this talk of failure a helpful lens?
    5. 5. Learning to excel at swimming happens over years.
    6. 6. ConsultantCommons.org
    7. 7. Progress, in swimming, is measured in seconds.
    8. 8. 1. Ideas need oxygen.
    9. 9. 2. There’s a big differences between people and users.
    10. 10. 3. You have to be able to smile and say, “We’ll put that in the roadmap.”
    11. 11. But the most important thing we’ve learned?
    12. 12. Caravan Studios is a division of TechSoup Global, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are @caravanstudios. We build things to increase the public good.
    13. 13. Reference • Caravan Studios http://www.caravanstudios.org • TechSoup Global http://www.techsoupglobal.org • Range http://www.rangeapp.org • SafeNight http://www.caravanstudios.org/#!safenight/cfvg • NetSquared http://www.netsquared.org
    14. 14. Resources • 1,000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly http://kk.org/thetechnium/2008/03/1000-true-fans/ • Do Things That Don’t Scale by Paul Graham http://paulgraham.com/ds.html • We Don’t Sell Saddles Here by Stewart Butterfield https://medium.com/medium-long/we-dont-sell-saddles-here-4c59524d650d

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