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How do you prioritize potential solutions?

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on February 15, 2022

There are always more good ideas than are possible to implement. So how do we prioritize which solutions to pursue?

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Place-Based Innovation: A new community-centred approach to community change

Posted by Myriam Bérubé on February 11, 2022

After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the question for communities is no longer “if” they should act urgently to address social or environmental issues, or even “why” they should transform the ways of doing things, but rather “how to do it.” 

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Social regeneration and the fundamental principles toward activating regenerative communities

Posted by Jorge Garza on February 7, 2022

This blog post is adapted from a Medium piece published on December 6, 2021. Read the full story here.

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Telling Your Story of Change

Posted by Chiara on July 14, 2021

What is Solutions Storytelling?

The solutions movement originates in the world of journalism with an approach to communication that uncovers and disseminates viable responses (aka solutions) to social problems. Rather than the usual focus on gloom and doom, solutions journalists deliberately bring attention to interventions that foster deeper understanding, greater dialogue and, ultimately, change. 

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Living SJ Announces Eight Social Innovation Projects

Posted by Living SJ on July 16, 2018

In May 2017, Living SJ and the Province of New Brunswick announced a funding agreement of $10M over five years for Greater Saint John to test and implement innovative ways to end generational poverty. Saint John has a child poverty rate of 30%, the 2nd highest amongst urban centres in Canada. With a Collective Impact initiative involving more than 100 local partners, their goal is to identify successful strategies that can be scaled and replicated in an effort to put an end to children being born into poverty across New Brunswick.

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Stop Wasting Time on Social Impact Measurement

Posted by Jonathan Coburn on June 6, 2018

So, let’s start with something we can all agree on.

All social enterprises exist for the simple and overriding purpose of creating a positive social impact (to change society for the better).

If this is what drives us, then surely, it’s important that we are able to describe, measure and communicate this impact. At least, that’s how the argument goes. Not least to help figure out if our work is well targeted, if we are helping beneficiaries in the best way possible and, ultimately, if we are making good progress in achieving our intended impact.

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