It's a question that any "blue chip" company has to be ready to respond "yes" to in order to ensure continued growth. So if being innovative is viewed as being critical to a for-profit company's success, why wouldn't such a standard also apply to nonprofits?
The barriers that prevent students from making social impact career choices are real: positions that do not effectively leverage the MBA skill set, careers that lack investment in professional development and growth potential, and pathways that require vows of poverty.
Markets for Good recently published this piece I wrote in which I assert that collecting and responding to consumer feedback and market demand in low-income communities is critical to spurring economic and social mobility.
What if the same technology that helps power my movie recommendations could help us better allocate resources for public education? Or highlight areas vulnerable to natural disaster? Or even just help our organizations find the right funders?
Trying to make the world a better place is messy and almost always full of the same back-room shenanigans chronicled throughout the political sectors, but with one difference: those involved act like it's not, and no one talks about it.