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Casedrinnovation

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Casedrinnovation

  1. 1. Dancing on the Edge: Pushing the Limits of Innovation in Your Program Lynne M. Wester Yeshiva University
  2. 2. Road Map to the Edge: <ul><li>Innovation’s Meaning and Importance </li></ul><ul><li>Aspects of Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Steps for Success </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be Afraid </li></ul><ul><li>How Does Innovation apply to Donor Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Key Take Aways </li></ul>COUNCIL FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SUPPORT OF EDUCATION
  3. 3. What does Innovation mean to me? <ul><li>&quot;Innovation is the only sustainable competitive advantage&quot; says Philip Kotler </li></ul><ul><li>We innovate not for the sake of being different but because it challenges us to move forward and shed the old guards of the past while challenging conventional wisdom. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve always done it that way is no longer acceptable! </li></ul>COUNCIL FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SUPPORT OF EDUCATION
  4. 4. 4 Aspects of Innovation <ul><li>innovation driver </li></ul><ul><li>innovation strategy </li></ul><ul><li>innovation implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Good Ideas that Work! </li></ul>COUNCIL FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SUPPORT OF EDUCATION
  5. 5. Making it Possible COUNCIL FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SUPPORT OF EDUCATION
  6. 6. Salient Points <ul><li>More than just an idea </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity + Implementation = Innovation  </li></ul>COUNCIL FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SUPPORT OF EDUCATION
  7. 7. Steps For Success <ul><li>In the event the implementation does not go to plan, what is your escape plan? </li></ul><ul><li>Risk vs Benefit Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sounds fancy huh? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stumbling Blocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People and Cheerleaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What milestones should there be in the development of this idea? </li></ul></ul>COUNCIL FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SUPPORT OF EDUCATION
  8. 8. Fear is innovation's mortal enemy <ul><li>Ego – I won’t support an idea that I didn’t come up with. </li></ul><ul><li>Politics – We will look bad since this is our area of responsibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Security — I’ve worked hard to get where I’m at and this is risky.  I could loose everything. </li></ul><ul><li>Success/Change – We are doing great with what we have.  Why would we want to change? </li></ul>COUNCIL FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SUPPORT OF EDUCATION
  9. 9. How to Lessen Fear: <ul><li>Follow the law of feedback:  This states there is no failure, only feedback. Successful people look at failure as an &quot;event,&quot; an opportunity to embrace learning in the process of success. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage and reward autonomy:  Honor ideas that challenge accepted norms and objectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Support creative experiments:  Encourage all brainstorming and input that serves the mission of the organization. </li></ul>COUNCIL FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SUPPORT OF EDUCATION
  10. 10. Failure = F+ <ul><li>Failure is inevitable and Should be Celebrated! </li></ul><ul><li>The ROI of ROF </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Cook's advice - &quot;for every failure we had we had spreadsheets that looked awesome.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Will people really die if you reformat the way you send out an email? </li></ul>COUNCIL FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SUPPORT OF EDUCATION
  11. 11. Innovation and Donor Relations <ul><li>Is there a better way to do this? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some ways that we can better serve our donors? </li></ul><ul><li>What is someone else doing that we’re not? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there an app for that? </li></ul><ul><li>Making Innovation a Priority </li></ul>COUNCIL FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SUPPORT OF EDUCATION
  12. 12. Ideas to Inspire <ul><li>Endowment Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Event Printing </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging Young Alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching Your Students </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Communications </li></ul>COUNCIL FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SUPPORT OF EDUCATION
  13. 13. Questions? Comments? <ul><li>Lynne Wester </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.donorrelationsguru.com </li></ul><ul><li>Friend me on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Follow me on Twitter @donorguru </li></ul>COUNCIL FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SUPPORT OF EDUCATION

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