April 2017 Paul Dotey

Sept ans plus tard : retour sur l’article Patterns, Principles and Practices in Social Innovation

Voici le deuxième article de notre série consacrée à l’innovation sociale. Celle-ci est publiée dans le cadre d’une collaboration entre The Philanthropist et La fondation McConnell.    À certaines heures, non seulement l’avenir mais aussi le présent semblent bien obscurs. C’est ne pas voir comme le monde où nous vivons est déjà transformé, et non seulement par des cauchemars comme le réchauffement…

April 2017 Paul Dotey

Seven Years On and Seven Years Out: Revisiting “Patterns, Principles and Practices in Social Innovation”

This is the second article in our series about social innovation. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and McConnell Foundation. “This is an extraordinary time full of vital, transformative movements that could not be foreseen. It’s also a nightmarish time. Full engagement requires the ability to perceive both.” – Rebecca Solnit, Hope…

Patterns, Principles, And Practices In Social Innovation

“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” Peter Drucker, Managing in Turbulent Times (1980) Introduction Social innovation opens up new approaches to addressing complex problems. For most of the 20th century, work in the community sector consisted of “charitable activities,” that is, the alleviation of…