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Ash Center for Democratic
Governance and Innovation
Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
The Power of
Social Innovation is an initiative of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. Stephen Goldsmith provides a framework that will guide and encourage government, nonprofit and private sector practitioners to rethink how their communities address today’s toughest public problems. Based on conversations with some 100 innovators from across all sectors, The Power of Social Innovation is full of inspiring and illustrative case studies and common sense strategies for transforming social service delivery.
Stephen Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of Government and the Director of the Innovations in Government Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Goldsmith occupies the unique position of having approached issues of social innovation as a national leader across sectors—including government, for-profit corporations providing public services, and major nonprofit and philanthropic organizations… more
The Innovations in Government program hosts a seminar with the 2011 Innovations in American Government Award finalist Boston Teach Residency. Read more here>>
The Ash Center's Innovations in Government program hosts David Osborne for a seminar titled "Creating an Organization in Which Innovation is the Norm, Not the Exception." Join us if you are in the Cambridge/Boston area! more information here>>
Stephen Goldsmith will be speaking at Nashville's Entrepreneur Center on enabling local social innovation and social enterprise. More information here
Andre Fowlkes explores the availability of "risk capital" for social innovation in Memphis. Read "Why not a 'venture fund' to support community initiatives?" here>>
Stephen Goldsmith is interviewed by Ryan Streeter for a column on the late James Q Wilson. Read Wilsonian influence on Indy
Lipscomb University reports on Stephen Goldsmith's remarks to students and to the Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership in Nashville. Read more>>
Stephen Goldsmith discusses the power of a government-NGO partnership. Watch more here>>