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.

Social Innovation: Definitions, Clarifications, and a New Model

Social innovation: Definitions, clarifications, and a new model
Ram A. Cnaan Diane Vinokur-Kaplan

School of Social Policy and Practice University of Pennsylvania and Graduate Institute for Peace Studies Kyung Hee University

School of Social Work University of Michigan

Nonprofit Organizations and Social Innovation

According to the Independent Sector (2012), in 2011, there were more than 1.6 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States—a number that has approximately doubled in the last 30 years—and many more worldwide. They are active in many fields, including education, welfare, arts, culture, health, advocacy, and the environment. Their contribution to our quality of life is immense. In fact, without the contribution ...

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