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.

HelpHOPELive: Meeting Financial Needs in Medical Crises

HelpHOPELive: Meeting financial needs in medical crises
Ram A. Cnaan Lynne Coughlin Samson

University of Pennsylvania and Kyung Hee University


The Problem and the Rationale for Solving It

We all know it. … that unbelievably powerful feeling of helplessness when we find out someone we love has just received a heartbreaking diagnosis with lifelong implications. …What can we do to help?” Some pray, some call, many organize themselves to make a casserole. … a phenomenon HelpHOPELive calls community empathy. HelpHOPELive has spent 30 years mobilizing and organizing community empathy (turning casseroles into cash) to raise funds for transplant and catastrophic injury expenses not paid by insurance.

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