Innovation for Social Change: How Wildly Successful Nonprofits Inspire and Deliver Results

How can nonprofits effectively transform their ideas into action? Innovation for Social Change, Nonprofit Strategist Leah Kral provides a practical manual for nonprofits and charitable organizations seeking to innovate their way toward new and exciting possibilities.

Explore hands-on design thinking strategies and techniques you can use as a disciplined process for exploring what’s possible in your organization.

This can’t-miss roadmap to creative innovation will earn a place in the libraries of nonprofit board members, managers, fundraisers, and other professionals in the charitable space.

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"Innovation is not just for commercial businesses. This fascinating book tells stories from innovative nonprofits, deriving vital lessons for how social entrepreneurs can and do turn new ideas into affordable, reliable and available improvements in people's lives."

- Matt Ridley, author of How Innovation Works

“Leah Kral has crafted an invaluable resource for philanthropic professionals of all levels to discover and apply best practices of innovation in their work. She draws together vivid examples from the non-profit and for-profit worlds to help practitioners find creative and innovative solutions to the problems their organizations face.”

- Heather Templeton Dill, President, John Templeton Foundation

If your nonprofit needs a boost of innovation and inspiration. Leah Kral’s Innovation for Social Change is just what the doctor ordered. Through practical examples and modern research, this book encourages nonprofit leaders to trust creativity, take risks, and, perhaps most importantly, learn from failure.

- Arthur C. Brooks, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School, and #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Chock-full of real-world examples, Kral goes way beyond the theoretical by drawing on her more than two decades of practical experience helping organizations achieve meaningful results. Innovation for Social Change shares sophisticated yet easy to follow lessons to help empower social entrepreneurs and the organizations they lead.”

Brian Hooks, Chairman & CEO, Stand Together and coauthor, Believe in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World

“A brilliant combination of useful frameworks, practical advice, and real-world stories that bring everything to life. Innovation for Social Change reflects many of the experiences we've had while building Recidiviz and shares new lessons that will continue to guide our growth. It’s a must-read for leaders, founders, and anybody who cares about high-impact, creative solutions to pressing challenges.”

- Clementine Jacoby, co-founder and CEO, Recidiviz

"A must-read for every nonprofit organization wanting to thrive in the modern-era. Innovation for Social Change highlights the benefits to humankind when nonprofits leverage innovation, and the consequences when they do not. Throughout, Kral helps nonprofits overcome innovation deficits by offering thoughtful principals and actionable practices to build an ecosystem that fosters a perpetual culture of innovation."

- Nathan Chappell, Inventor for Social Good and coauthor of The Generosity Crisis: The Case for Radical Connection to Solve Humanity's Greatest Challenges

"Radical impact to longstanding, deeply rooted social issues requires grit, ingenuity and courage. We have to funnel the compassion often found in the nonprofit sector into true action for systemic change. Innovation for Social Change provides a roadmap to doing just that, transforming bold baby steps into sustainable, innovative practices that can change our work for the better."

- Tina Postel, CEO, Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays

"This is an enormously helpful book, charting ways for us all, toward real transformational change. Leah Kral helps us see non-profit innovation as a way to imagine a circle of compassion and then imagine, no one standing outside that circle.

- Fr. Greg Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries and bestselling author, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion