Show me the money? Not necessarily: Lessons learned from building an innovation practice at a global nonprofit

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Show me the money? Not necessarily: Lessons learned from building an innovation practice at a global nonprofit

When Pact, a Washington, D.C.-based global nonprofit founded in 1971, first invested in innovation in fall 2013, we looked to determine whether we could institute a dedicated innovation team to source and win unrestricted funding for concepts from across Pact’s country and project staff. The nuanced and complex nonprofit system required a thoughtful, systems-level approach to achieve this. With critical local staff already prioritized to projects and without local-level organic, enabling environments for testing and experimentation, success for innovation at Pact was a journey that went beyond dollars and awards, targeting and transforming our culture and processes. 

Read the full article in Social Innovations Journal here

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