Each case uses a consistent framework that allows the reader to easily navigate them and make comparisons. Concluding Lessons Learned chapter provides a summary of the themes that emerge from the cases and gives the reader an outline of the practical dimensions involved in carrying out nonprofit innovations. Profiles an array of innovative nonprofit organizations from around the world that provides the reader with a balanced picture of the sector and show commonalities between cases that come from different countries, regions, and fields. Discussion questions at the end of each case ask the reader to reflect and analyze the innovation as well think creatively and initiate successful innovations themselves.

Resto VanHarte: A Dutch Restaurant Assisting Others to Overcome Social Isolation

Resto vanharte: A dutch restaurant assisting others to overcome social isolation
Lucas Meijs

Department of Business-Society Management

Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy

Rotterdam School of Management

Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Netherlands

After having worked a long term abroad for UNICEF and Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), I returned to the Netherlands in the year 2000. I started volunteering in several cities when I suddenly realized how much the Dutch society had changed while I was abroad. I discovered a diversity of cultures, colors, nationalities, religions, and backgrounds of people. At the same time I noticed aging, secularization, individualism, and a range of ...

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