How to (Re) Frame Your Conversation to Achieve Greater Impact

How to (Re) Frame Your Conversation to Achieve Greater Impact

Despite my best intentions, and having prepared in advance with a detailed agenda and a plan, the conversation didn’t go as planned. I was facilitating a meeting of concerned citizens seeking to improve the quality of life in their community. But, instead of...
How Social Innovators are Making Fashion a Force for Good

How Social Innovators are Making Fashion a Force for Good

On November 12, the day before the start of the World Ethical Apparel Roundtable (WEAR conference) in Toronto, the Centre for Social Innovation hosted the Fabric of Change Network Ecosystem Day. The event brought together changemakers and stakeholders from across the...
Four Steps to Driving Social Change Through People

Four Steps to Driving Social Change Through People

How can charities and social enterprises get the best out of their people to drive the change they’re seeking? Mark Norbury, chief executive of UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs, shares knowledge borne from recent experience       When I...
4 Steps to Building High-Performance Volunteers

4 Steps to Building High-Performance Volunteers

A number of articles and research studies have been published on building high-performing teams in the workplace. Are the principles the same when money is removed as a motivator? How do you build a high-performing team of unpaid volunteers? Since 2007, Endeavour...
4 Lessons From Our First 4 Years As (Social) Entrepreneurs

4 Lessons From Our First 4 Years As (Social) Entrepreneurs

Twenty years ago when we were seven years old, we sat at our grandmother’s kitchen table, pushing our veggies around our plates at Thanksgiving dinner. We’re cousins and best pals (and, at seven, we were budding shit disturbers). Just like every other family dinner,...

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