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Allyson Kapin 3 min read

Igniting Innovation In Your Organization

If nonprofits are truly going to move the needle, they need to embrace innovation both internally and externally. I recently asked the nonprofit community to share their thoughts on how to encourage innovation for the nonprofit blog carnival. Check out some of the terrific responses.

Ever find your self advocating for an online marketing or fundraising campaign that your boss just doesn’t get? Definitely check out Katya Andreson’s post on the Network for Good blog where she tackles overcoming internal resistance to marketing/fundraising change in 9 Things To Do When You’re Right But Your Boss Thinks You’re Wrong

Organizing 2.0 Co-Founder, Charles Lenchner penned an insightful post on the "current wave of interest sweeping the nptechie world for all things strategic and change-y". Is "change too important to be left in the hands of the executive directors, board members and consultants?" in Strategic Plannery and Organizational Changeyness.

In the Paradox of Nonprofit Innovation, David Venn explores the impediments to innovation and how to create a positive culture within organizations.

While innovation is important to the nonprofit world, it’s equally important in the government sectors as well. In Gov 2.0 and Salsa, David Wolpe discusses innovation in government and advocacy. Be sure and also check out Jake Seliger’s post Grants.gov Lurches Into the 21st Century, which outlines the challenges of institutions who are starting to adopt innovative technologies.

And in case you missed the Frogloop posts on innovation, definitely check out Marnie Webb's great post on Why Innovation Matters and my own post urging Nonprofits: It’s Time to Innovate.


Allyson Kapin

Allyson has been named one of "Top Tech Titans" by the Washingtonian, one of the Most Influential Women In Tech by Fast Company, and one of the top 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter by Forbes for her leadership role in technology and social media. As Founding Partner of Rad Campaign, she leads the firm's client and online strategic services. For over a decade Allyson has helped non-profit organizations and political campaigns create dynamic and award-winning websites and online marketing and recruitment campaigns. She works side-by-side with her clients to meet their web needs and maximize their online effectiveness to create real world impact.