SIX INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON SOCIAL INNOVATION About Root Cause, 7.15.09
Root Cause: Advancing Innovation for Social Impact Mission: Root Cause is a nonprofit organization that advances enduring solutions to social and economic problems by supporting social innovators and educating social impact investors. Vision : Root Cause envisions a world in which the public, private, and nonprofit sectors work together to invest and re-invest in the most efficient, effective, and sustainable solutions to social problems regardless of ego, organizational structure, or political agenda.
Building an Ecosystem of Social Innovation For Profit Social Investor Social Innovator Social Innovation Social Investor Social Innovator Non Profit Social Investor Social Innovator Govt Social Investor Social Innovator
Consulting and education service lines to support social innovators and social impact investors through a lifecycle towards Enduring Social Impact Enduring Social Impact Practice Framework Oscillating lines connect Social Innovation and Social Impact Investing Social Innovators Social Impact Investors
Knowledge Framework A New Community of Learning Committed to Advancing Social Impact Non Profit Sector Private Sector Public Sector Practical Knowledge Planning Measurement Sustainability Advocacy Field Building Knowledge Spreading Social Innovation Role for Government Social Capital Markets
Policy Framework A New Role for Government: 1. Encourage social innovation; 2. Foster a supportive policy environment; 3. Reward initiatives for exceptional performance; 4. Spread successful approaches; 5. Produce knowledge to understand performance; and 6. Catalyze public-private partnerships across sectors.