People often view social problems solutions with impatience, and always hope to accomplish everything at one stroke. Whether it is global climate change or rural development, the grand issues in the era of globalization are only problem awareness in social innovation. More practical and down-to-earth innovation takes place in the details under the grand issue.
There are many problems in today's world, and different societies are also facing different specific social problems. Kindness and passion alone are not enough to solve these problems, and more reflective knowledge construction and sharing of practical experience are needed. Therefore, only by embracing the details worthy of reflection can we perceive the profound and even systematic changes in social structure that have taken place from the micro level.
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Innovation Starts with Details and Societal Changes from Micro
Plutocratic Biases in Modern Philanthropy
Plutocratic biases are in all kinds of policies of charitable donation in the United States. Large-scale philanthropy is the exclusive game of the rich, symbolizing the exercise of a right. This right is uncontrolled, opaque and is presumed to be everlasting. The challenge we face is how to formulate a binding framework through various policies and social norms so that foundations and large-scale philanthropy can better serve the society.
Are the Elite Hijacking Social Change
Donation Cases of the Rich in China over the Last Decade
Mastering System Change
Organizations are increasingly turning to system change to tackle big social problems. However, the difficulties of system change derive not only from the complexity of the system itself. Here are two approaches and three key points of pursuing social change.
The Science of What Makes People Care
Maya Angelou once said: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Social advocacy is not simply about getting your message out, it requires you to know what makes people pay attention, what shapes their feelings and makes them take action. Effective communication requires the science of empathy as the basis for action strategies.
Time to Scale Psycho-behavioral Segmentation in Global Development
The private sector is good at segmenting consumers, making and transmitting marketing information in a more targeted way. How can this method be widely applied to global development programs to change the behavior patterns of service users more effectively?
The #Giving-Tuesday Model
The innovation network that has emerged from the post-Thanksgiving global giving movement embodies many traits of innovative philanthropy in the Internet era.
Fund for Shared Insight: Exploiting New Areas of "Funding Feedback"
It has long been common for the private sector to collect user feedback, and consumer preferences will become the basis for enterprises to formulate strategies. However, in the field of nonprofits, the experience of end users is rarely used to improve the decision-making and services of donors and nonprofit organizations. In order to solve this problem, the Fund for Shared Insight, together with nonprofits and their end users, is trying to design an end-user feedback system that can scale up, which is unique in the philanthropy field.
On-Demand Medical Drone Delivery
Combating Fake News in India
Nuclear Weapons Against Nuclear Threats
Revitalizing Community Connection
StrongMinds looks to break the cycle of depression for women in Uganda and beyond
Benefit Chicago promote place-based impact investing
Foundations as Interest Groups
Case Study of Cooperation between NGOs and Bureaucracy
When Funding Moves Away from Universities
Book Review of Money Well Spent
Social enterprises must sustain both a social mission and a for-profit venture, and not tip too far to one side or the other.
Book Review of Equality for Women=Prosperity for All
CASE STUDY IN CHINA
Acceleration from Shareholder Economy to Stakeholder Economy in East Asia
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