Innovation from Within: Redefining How Nonprofits Solve Problems

ISBN : 9780190858797

Stephanie Berzin; Humberto Camarena
192 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Mar 2018
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We are in the middle of an explosion of activity in the nonprofit sector, with increased attention to social problems and unprecedented access to the tools necessary to launch a new start-up. But often overlooked is the capacity for change, innovation, and brilliance that can emerge within an established organization, and that is where Innovation from Within fills a needed gap, providing a framework to help organizations to empower employees and amplify the impact of their work.


Introduction; Part 1: Innovation Redefined; Chapter 1 Reframe Social Innovation; Chatper 2 Claim the Nonprofit Role in Innovation; Chapter 3 Cultivate Innovative Nonprofits; Part 2: Innovation In Action; Chapter 4 Initiate; Chapter 5 Investigate; Chapter 6 Innovate; Chapter 7 Integrate; Part 3: Innovation for the Future; Chapter 8 Envision the Future of Nonprofits; Chapter 9 Build the New Nonprofit DNA

About the author: 

Stephanie Berzin, PhD, MSSW, is an Associate Professor, Chair of Social Innovation + Leadership, and Chair of the Children, Youth, and Families Concentration at the Boston College School of Social Work. As co-founder of the Social Innovation + Leadership Program, Dr. Berzin co-led the curriculum redesign and the development of the strategic vision for social innovation at the school. Dr. Berzin also serves as Co-Director of the Center for Social Innovation, where she conducts research and supports organizational capacity-building around innovation and intrapreneurship.; Humberto Camarena, MSW, is a professor and administrator at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile School of Social Work where he teaches social innovation and develops social projects with government, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations. Prior to this, he was the Assistant Director of the Boston College Center for Social Innovation and directed the implementation of multiple interorganizational social innovation labs in Latin America.

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