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adhansen

Member Since Feb-12 2010
Last Active about 11 years ago
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What are some ideas for The Cherry Collaborative for Social Innovation

created about 11 years ago, last activity about 1 month ago

Re: Caroline's "overhead sucks up too much of the donations" assumption - a "force-multiplier" effect where the volunteers actually make each donated dollar go 5x because the volunteers have to qualify for participation by committing not just themselves, but resources of their respective companies as well. A handful of ways to qualify, such as you bring 4 others who will also commit to x hours a year, or you bring support from 2 company vendors (printing, backoffice, etc.). [about 11 years ago]

What are some ideas for The Cherry Collaborative for Social Innovation

"Tso" => develop a hard-hitting Benefit-Laddering that ferrets out the most compelling "So Whats?" for a client non-profit. "Fresh Aroma" => a take-no-prisoners assumption-busting session with non-profit leadership teams to freshen up their thinking. DO SOME RANDOM ASSOCIATION and see where it goes. [about 11 years ago]

What are some ideas for The Cherry Collaborative for Social Innovation

PROCESS NOTE: Harness the power of Random Association - force-associate unrelated stimuli to our task. E.g., if I take "Chinese food" as my stimulus, then see what are the first things that makes me think of, I get spiciness levels, General Tso, fresh aroma, deep color, 8 great traditions (Hunan, Szechuan, etc.), etc. "8 Great Traditions" leads me to develop an 8-point heuristic for non-profit innovation. "Spiciness levels" => an innovation continuum for non-profts - hot to mild. Continued... [about 11 years ago]

What are some ideas for The Cherry Collaborative for Social Innovation

Assumption about non-profits (riffing on Miranda): People who devote themselves to non-profits hate business and therefore have acquired little/no business-running acumen across all disciplines: Marketing, Finance, Operations, R&D, HR, etc. [about 11 years ago]

What are some ideas for The Cherry Collaborative for Social Innovation

Create a website, put compelling shit on it, make money from ad revenue and give that money to a charity of your choice (from Dougster). [about 11 years ago]

What are some ideas for The Cherry Collaborative for Social Innovation

Assumption about non-profits: Most of the heavy lifting in a cause is from donations from the top 1% of the population. When it comes to real effectiveness, it's all about the plutocrats. [about 11 years ago]

What are some ideas for The Cherry Collaborative for Social Innovation

Assumption about non-profits: Particular charities/causes go in and out of fashion, and any cause that had its heyday 15 years ago is mainly SOL now. [about 11 years ago]

What are some ideas for The Cherry Collaborative for Social Innovation

Assumption about non-profits: There is one best way to tug at the heartstrings, and it involves Sarah MacLachlan and sad-eyed rescue animals or third-world kids with distended abdomens - all the focus on "before" instead of "after." [about 11 years ago]

What are some ideas for The Cherry Collaborative for Social Innovation

PROCESS NOTE: Time for some overt assumption-busting. Let's get a bunch of assumptions listed about what's true or not true about non-profits. We can then take each assumption and consider what opportunities open up if that assumption's busted. So here's one assumption (we'll come back later to pick up some assumptions and bust them). Assumption about non-profits: Non-profits are *always" underfunded. [about 11 years ago]

What are some ideas for The Cherry Collaborative for Social Innovation

Wished-for CCSI claim: "CCSI is smarter, more effective and more efficient - The $1MM endowment from the Gates Foundation plus the CCSI multiplier effect has enabled CCSI to accomplish what other non-profits would need $5MM to do." [about 11 years ago]

What are some ideas for The Cherry Collaborative for Social Innovation