August #ideachat: “Ideas for Social Good”
I was introduced to the #ideachat monthly twitter chat, by host Angela Dunn (@blogbrevity) over a year ago. Twitter chat’s are an excellent way to connect with likeminded individuals around topics of both personal and professional interest, and are invaluable for ideas, inspiration, relationship building and links to resources. #ideachat is my favourite, simply because of the people it attracts – smart, friendly and generous tweeps who are more than happy to share insights and wisdom and incredibly useful information on anything from innovation and creativity, to learning and leadership.
This month’s theme is “Ideas for Social Good”, and I’m especially looking forward to this one not only because it’s one of my favourite topics, but because Angela has invited me to be this month’s special guest AND we’ll be joined by one of my favourite people in the whole world, the wonderful Christine Egger (@CDEgger). Here’s my post from Angela’s blog introducing this month’s theme. I hope you can join us for what’s sure to be an excellent #ideachat exploring “Ideas for Social Good” on Saturday 11 August 9am ET (US)/11pm AEST (Australia). David
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
- Generating and capturing ideas for social good – what works?
- The value and effectiveness of crowdsourcing ideas, and use of platforms like OpenIDEO
- The benefit of multi-disciplinary approaches, including: 1) design thinking and service design and 2) rapid prototyping and the lean startup
- The importance of cross-sector collaboration
- Open source solutions and open collaborative approaches
- Accelerating the development of ideas and projects through incubators and development programs
- Social Enterpreneurship – creating sustainable business models that have an impact
- Creating shared value - connecting business, societal value and opportunity
A little inspiration… Stanford Social Innovation Review - Informing and inspiring leaders of change Echoing Green - Unleashing your talent to solve the world’s biggest problems Unreasonable Institute - Giving high impact entrepreneurs wings Berkana Institute - Whatever the problem, community is the answer Wiser Earth Worldchanging GOOD - For people who give a damn The Story of Stuff Project PSFK - Your go-to source for new social good ideas and inspiration The Chronicle of Philanthropy (Social Good posts) – Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs and ideas Mashable (Social Good posts) Some great resources… IDEO Human Centered Design Toolkit Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving - Design thinking and social enterprise Change Agency - Supporting effective community action GOOD Maker - A tool to help you make good ideas happen Start Some Good (crowdfunding platform) – Connects social entrepreneurs with people who want help Plan Big (Australia) – A community of people with tools, skills & know-how turning big ideas into reality Do Gooder (Australia) – Create seriously good campaign websites Change.org - Campaign website Crowdrise - online fundraising Beth Kanter - Using social media to power change Potential questions to frame the discussion
- What makes a good idea for social good?
- What’s the best approach to developing ideas for social good to ensure they are appropriate, effective and executable?
- How can we uncover the best ideas for social good? Brainstorming? Crowdsourcing? Competitions?
- What are some of your favourite creative and innovative campaigns or projects for social good?
- What organisations from nonprofit, corporate or government do you think are leading the way for great ideas for social good?
- How can we help people and orgs challenged with limited resources and capability to implement these ideas for social good?
David Hood has been working with not-for-proﬁts and community organisations for close to 15 years – including almost four years at Greenpeace Australia where he worked in Communications and Public Engagement and was the Campaign Project Leader on the successful viral campaign against Nestle for deforestation. In the last five years David has experienced the growing effectiveness of the web and social media to connect and enable communities to come together, collaborate, and take action on issues ranging from malaria and climate change, to mental health and girls’ education. The use of social media has been deeply integrated into David’s current projects as founder of Doing Something Good, host of The Collaboratory Melbourne and producer of the Gathering Unconference. His mission is to realise the potential of the strategic use of the social web, emerging models for business and collaborative networked communities to build better futures for all, together. A recent graduate of the School for Social Entrepreneurs program, David was recently named Melbourne Social Entrepreneur of the Year for 2011.
Latest posts by David Hood (see all)
- EcoCity Food Forum 2013 with City of Melbourne - 16 May, 2013
- Digital Changemaker Apprenticeships - 16 April, 2013
- Unconference: 22 March, 2013 – EcoCity Food Forum Melbourne - 7 March, 2013