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.

Helping Social Change Bloom: Two Capacity-Building Innovations at Third Sector New England

Helping social change bloom: Two capacity-building innovations at third sector new england
Diane Vinokur-Kaplan Jonathan Spack


In the United States, the charitable nonprofit sector reflects efforts to serve those with the fewest resources and to advocate for social change, social justice, and civic participation. The organizations that especially focus on these goals range in size from large, established institutions and think tanks to much smaller nonprofits with limited staff and strong reliance on volunteers. It is these smaller organizations that face particular challenges to meet their goals. They themselves have limited resources, are often located in large cities with high rents and volatile real estate ...

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