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Nonprofits and Innovation, Sep 14

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Webviewing at UC Davis: 1003 Kemper Hall

Webviewing at UC Merced: SE1 100

Webviewing at UC Santa Cruz: SOE E2 Building, Room 506


Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits and Founder of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, will present a brief history of the role of nonprofits in social innovation – including some social innovations that had significant downsides. Many of these social innovators brought together ideas from different fields, blended them and created original solutions. But social innovation is not just original ideas. The ideas need to grow into useful products or services that gain adopters and have a large impact on people’s lives. But similar to the for-profit sector, how do we go about finding and investing in social innovation? What barometer would we use? How has the social sector adopted technology to increase innovations?