Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend?
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Paul Conneally: Digital humanitarianism | Video on TED.com

TED Talks The disastrous earthquake in Haiti taught humanitarian groups an unexpected lesson: the power of mobile devices to coordinate, inform, and guide relief efforts....



Paul Geisen illustrates hand-held, mobile technology and open source software as new, powerful humanitarian tools for disaster response including coordinating efforts. Collaborating.
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Innovation, Impact, Change Words: Enough Talk, More Do | The Nonprofit Quarterly

Innovation, Impact, Change Words: Enough Talk, More Do | The Nonprofit Quarterly | Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend? | Scoop.it

This matches my current experience.  Does it match yours in the fields of innovation and change leadership?

 

Excerpt:  If you’re a nonprofit news junkie, you know it’s nearly impossible to go a day without reading or hearing the words “innovation” and “impact.

"It’s little surprise, then, that collective eyes are beginning to roll when the terms innovation and impact are tossed around with little explication as to what they look like on the ground and within a more systematic framework. So, maybe it’s time to start putting our money where our mouths are and get serious about assessing what, exactly, is true innovation; and, most important, what are the kinds of innovation that lead to real impact—especially those that can be rigorously assessed and measured..."  Source:  @npquarterly 


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Is the Metric the Message? How do we measure innovation? - O'Reilly Radar

Is the Metric the Message?  How do we measure innovation? - O'Reilly Radar | Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend? | Scoop.it

As the curator of this Innovation & Institutions stream, the comments on this innovation metrics post are particularly telling - especially one of the last posted comments by Perla Ni:

"What about nonprofit innovation? There's even fewer good barometers for that. There's few patents and very rarely any formal R&D expenditures (maybe there should be!).

In my observation, there's very little devoted to either spurring innovation or measuring it in the nonprofit sector. This is a shame because the nonprofit sector deals with some of the biggest and most difficult challenges of our time. Nonprofits deal with everything ranging from teaching kids how to read, to providing hospice care for the dying, to helping human rights workers safely document their findings."

Tim O'Reilly's original post begins with IP, as relevant to his own impact in the tech, innovation world:
Menions: 1) IEEE's report on Patent Power, which lists the top companies ranked by number of patents, and 2) shared, useful commentary.

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