Readings

We have broken down some of key readings by sector here. Naturally we like it best when we all collaborate. We hope you find this useful.

Community Sector | Private Sector | Academic SectorPublic Sector

SiG websites

SiG Reports

The Collaborative Economy Canada Tour: Tour Summary and Reflections, jointly prepared by April Rinne & Vanessa Timmer, sponsored in collaboration with Cities for People and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

Breaking Through: How Corporate Social Innovation Creates Business Opportunity in collaboration with KPMGVolans, and MaRS

Tim Draimin’s Social Innovation Slides from the Natural Step Webinar May 2013

Labs: Designing the future

Resilience

Surmountable Chasms: Networks and Social Innovation for Resilient Systems

Social Impact Bonds: A Practical Social Innovation

Canadian Task Force on Social Finance Report

Measuring Progress During Year One: Canadian Task Force on Social Finance

On Not Letting a Crisis Go to Waste: An Innovation Agenda for Canada’s Community Sector

Patterns, Principles and Practices in Social Innovation

Social Finance Census 2010

Engaging Youth Within Our Communities

Regrouping, Recalibrating, Reloading: Strategies for Financing Civil Society in Post-recession Canada

Getting Wisdom: The Transformative Power of Community Service-Learning

SiG@Waterloo Case Studies and Reports

Making a Difference: Strategies for Scaling Innovation for Greater Impact
Frances Westley & Nino Antadze, 2009-03

SiG Videos

Stephen Huddart on Social Innovation

Alan Broadbent & Tim Brodhead: Tools for Building Effective Collaborations

Recommended Reading

The Times They Are A Changin‘ – Stephen Huddart, speech, Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network Conference 2012

Getting to Maybe: How the world is changed– Frances Westley, Brenda Zimmerman, Michael Patton, Random House, 2006

New Voices from the Voluntary Sector, Edited by Frederick Bird and Frances Westley, 2011

Other recommended resources

Reports

Evaluating Social Innovation FSG, Hallie Preskill and Tanya Beer

Communicating bigger-than-self problems to extrinsically-oriented audiences

Finding Frames: New ways to engage the UK public in global poverty

Effective change strategies for the Great Transition

The Future Quotient Volans and JWT

Effecting policy change: Lessons from the Canadian Caregiver Coalition

Strengthening the Third Pillar of the Canadian Union: An Intergovernmental Agenda for Canada’s Charities and Non-Profits

The Partnership Project: An Ontario Government strategy to create a stronger partnership with the not-for-profit sector

InnovateNext: Leading Canada to greater productivity, competitiveness and resilience

Social Impact Bonds: A promising new financing model to accelerate social innovation and improve government performance

What’s next for Philanthropy – Monitor Institute

Mass Localism – NESTA

Intentional Innovation

Social Enterprise and Social Innovation, by Charles Leadbeater

Integrated Innovation – Grand Challenges Canada at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health

Capital Ideas: How to generate innovation in the public sector, Geoff Mulgan and Jitinder Kohli, 2010

Scaling New Heights Geoff Mulgan and Jitinder Kholi, 2010

Radical Efficiency, NESTA, 2010

Design and the Social Sector: An Annotated Bibliography

Articles

Social innovation harnesses the best in all of us

Collaboration, innovation key to solving social ills

B.C. Begins Consultation on Community Interest Companies

The Tyze that Bind

New blood, new ideas shake up old notions

This man has ideas, let’s put them to work

BC’s Institutions – a stain on our history

Social Innovation in Canada: An Update
From Canadian Research Policy Networks

Social Innovation needs funding

A New Alliance for Global Change – Bill Drayton and Valeria Budinich

Alliance Interview with Sir. Ronald Cohen Jan 1, 2010

Eight trends in social entrepreneurship to look out for in 2011, by Dowser.org

Blogs and Media

Dowser

CauseGlobal

Waterlution

NESTA

Charles Leadbeater

Philanthropy2173

Andrew Wolk

Mez Dispenser

Recommended Reading

How to Change the World: Social entrepreneurs and the power of new ideas – David Bornstein, Oxford University Press, 2004

Five Good Ideas: Practical strategies for non-profit success, Edited by Alan Broadbent and Ratna Omidvar

The Four Walls of my Freedom, Donna Thomson, Mcarthur and Co, 2010

We-Think: Mass innovation, not mass production, Charles Leadbetter, Profile Books, 2008

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, Chip and Dan Heath, Broadway Books, 2010

The Innovators Playbook, William D. Eggers and Shalabh Kumar Singh, Deloitte Development LLC.

Leading Public Sector Innovation, Christian Bason, The Policy Press, 2010

Here Comes Everybody, Clay Shirky, Penquin Books, 2008

Macrowikinomics, Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams, 2010

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