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1 Nonprofit organisations as a source of social innovation Artur Taevere Charities Foundation Heateo Sihtasutus

2 (1)What is social innovation? (2)A theory of change (3)Case study (4)How to support social innovation?

3 (1)What is social innovation? (2)A theory of change (3)Case study (4)How to support social innovation?

4 What is social innovation? -A new solution or an approach to a social problem -Changes the pattern in a field (education, environment, health etc) -At the national level, or across a broader region

5 ORGANIZATION PERSON A BIG NEW IDEA A powerful, attractive pattern-changing idea Scalable and replicable Cost-effective Visionary + engineer Entrepreneurial Creative Ethical Focused on rapid growth Good management Accountability Financial sustainability

6 (1)What is social innovation? (2)A theory of change (3)Case study (4)How to support social innovation?

7 How to achieve lasting positive change? YES, MINISTER PUBLIC POLICY IMPLEMENTATION A MULTITUDE OF PEOPLE AND NGOS ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE FIELDWORK A BIG NEW IDEA POLICY CHANGES APPROACH ADOPTED BY OUTSIDE GROUPS

8 A theory of change EXPERIMENTATION VISIONARY LEADER ORGANIZATION WITH RAPIDLY GROWING INFLUENCE AN IDEA SPREADS THE WORLD AND HELPS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE

9 The most powerful force for change in the world is a new idea in the hands of a leading social entrepreneur. Bill Drayton, Founder of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

10 (1)What is social innovation? (2)A theory of change (3)Case study (4)How to support social innovation?

11 Case Study: A Child for Every Eating House -One third of Estonias children live below the poverty line, many of them are in hunger -Innovative approach: cafes, canteens and restaurants adopt a child to provide a daily free meal

12 Traditional solutionNew approach Soup kitchens focus the problem in one physical location Bad for self-respect Labelling (poor) A network of cafes and restaurants that have adopted a child Children are treated with care: a personal, warm relationship with employees The joy of giving Employment opportunity

13 Scotland Yard, Olde Hansa, Stockmann 5 th floor, Cafe Haldjas, Eesti Maja restaurant, Tädi Anni Juures, Miny Many, Ilo Cafe, Kompressor and many others

14 (1)What is social innovation? (2)A theory of change (3)Case study (4)How to support social innovation?

15 How to support social innovation? Engaging donors who are ready to commit their time as well as their money Channel the support to social entrepreneurs who aim to create large scale, lasting and systemic change Focus on capacity building The Social Venture Partners model:

16 How to support social innovation? Funders might benefit if they: Performed more up-front evaluation Engaged in a long-term relationship with the grantee Offered more unrestricted operating support Recognized that the economic model and management capacity of an organization are essential constraints on long term programmatic impact

17 Thank You! Heateo Sihtasutus | The Charities Foundation | Artur Taevere, skype: arturtaevere, mobile Suggested web-sites on social innovation: Ashoka: Innovators for the Public | Schwab Foundation | New Profit Inc. | Social Venture Partners |


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