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Tools and Resources for Assessing Social Impact. Browse over 150 tools, methods, and best practices in the TRASI database. Sort by name, sponsor, or approach type. For a complete overview of an approach, click on its name.

icon pds site Making an Impact, David Pritchard, Eibhlin Ni Ogain, Tris Lumley, New Philanthropy Capital, 16 octobre 2012, 73p. Making an Impact identifies steps to be taken by charities, funders and government to improve the practice of impact measurement, fund impact measurement itself, advise charities on how to use the data, advance policy and facilitate shared outcome frameworks.

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Toolkit, IDEO. The free kit, available for free download, walks users through the human-centered design process and supports them in activities such as building listening skills, running workshops, and implementing ideas.

icon pds bibliographies Transformative Scenario Planning: Working Together to Change the Future, Adam Kahane, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2012, 126p.
The autor walks readers through the five steps of the transformative scenario planning process. He explains what is needed to convene a broad-based team, develop a shared understanding of what is happening in the present, construct stories about what could happen in the future, discover what the team can and must do about this, and then act to create a better future.

icon pds bibliographies Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation, Linda A. Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove and Kent Lineback, Harvard Business Review, 2014, 298p. Collective Genius will not only inspire you; it will give you the concrete, practical guidance you need to build innovation into the fabric of your business.   

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The Innovation Expedition. A visual toolkit to start innovation, Gijs Van Wulfen, BIS Publishers, 2013, 247p. This book inspires you with practical tools on HOW to start innovation effectively. It gives you both practical and visual tools.

icon pds bibliographies This Is Service Design Thinking, Marc Stckdorn and Jacob Schneider, Wiley, 2011, 375p. This book introduces service design thinking in manner accessible to beginners and students, it broadens the knowledge and can act as a resource for experienced design professionals.  

icon pds bibliographies Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity, Keith Sawyer, Jossey-Bass, 2013, 275p. The author reveals the surprising secrets of highly creative people (such as learning to ask better questions when faced with a problem), demonstrates how to come up with better ideas, and explains how to carry those ideas to fruition most effectively.

icon pds bibliographies The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World's Toughest ProblemsPascale Richard, Jerry Sternin and Monique Sternin, Harvard Business Press, 2010, 227p. Leverage positive deviants--the few individuals in a group who find unique ways to look at, and overcome, seemingly insoluble difficulties. By seeing solutions where others don't, positive deviants spread and sustain needed change.

icon pds bibliographies Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying), David A. Owens, Jossey-Bass, 2012, 294p. Creative People Must Be Stopped shows how individuals and organizations sabotage their own best intentions to encourage "outside the box" thinking. It shows that the antidote to this self-defeating behavior is to identify which of the six major types of constraints are hindering innovation.

Much has been said about social innovation, but it remains a vague concept for many organizations.

However, it encompasses a set of practices and new methods that deserve close attention. Essentially, social innovation means challenging the status quo, for everyone’s benefit.