START SOCIAL INNOVATION

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You aspire to lead big, meaningful change in your organization or the world.

But you don’t have the tools you need and you aren’t sure where to start.

We get it. We’ve been there.

But in the past seven years, we’ve figured it out for ourselves, for a hundred other organizations around the world, and for more than a thousand students. Now we want to help you.

We are Foossa, based in New York City, and GreenHouse, based in Chicago. We have come together to develop the first, best, most effective place to start social innovation. If you don’t know us already, see below.

WORKSHOPS & KITS

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START WITH A WORKSHOP

We will lead you and your team through the design of big, meaningful change in your organization or the world.

In a day-long workshop and subsequent coaching sessions, you and your team will develop a clear picture of the change you aspire to make and a path for getting there, and you will begin to master the tools and skills for designing change without us.

This includes:

  • A planning session – by phone or online – with principals of Foossa and GreenHouse and you or your designees
  • A day-long, on-site session with principals of Foossa or GreenHouse and up to 24 of your colleagues or students
  • Five follow-up coaching sessions – by phone or online – with principals of Foossa and GreenHouse and you or your designees
  • Proprietary materials and online course on Innovation Dynamics™ and key concepts of designing change

This was developed for:

  • Social businesses seeking to increase the odds of success of a new product, service or program
  • Non-profit organizations seeking to launch a new intervention or increase the impact of current interventions
  • Universities, schools and programs seeking to enhance students’ abilities to design and lead meaningful change

Price (Sept 2017 to Jan 2018): $14,900. This pricing is limited to sessions in the U.S. Please contact us for international pricing.


START WITH A KIT

We are building you the first stand-alone kit to help design big, meaningful change in your organization, your market or the world.

The kit will include:

  • A field guide to designing social innovations

  • A workbook with basic and advanced exercises to help you make sense and make change in the world
  • Decks of question cards you can use alone or with groups
  • Access to an online course on key concepts of designing change
  • A poster and quick-start guide
  • Case studies you can use to practice
  • Design activities
  • Bibliography and recommended readings

We are building this kit for:

  • Owners of social businesses who want to design and lead meaningful change
  • Non-profit leaders seeking to launch new interventions or increase the impact of current interventions
  • Aspiring changemakers who want to launch ambitious programs
  • Students learning about social innovation and change

Let us know if you want to be notified when the first, limited-edition kits are available.

WITH OUR HELP

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You and your team will:

     

    Identify key actors in the change you’re seeking to make and who influences them

    Reveal essential, hidden actors who can accelerate or slow change

    Understand actors’ motivations and needs

    Make sense of the existing narratives that will impact change

    Sort through the various formal and informal rules that will impact change

    Investigate expectations about the future that will impact change

    Make sense of related challenges that will impact change

    Identify social norms at the center of change you’re seeking to make

    Identify deviances you can leverage or engineer to facilitate change

    Verify that you’re seeking to make the right change

    Prepare to prototype and test concepts

    Stop group-think and settling for the status quo

    Coalesce around a shared vocabulary and experience of change

     
     

    ABOUT US

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    Foossa is a creative consultancy based in New York City, specializing in civic and community design. We facilitate work on complex social challenges on five continents and teach in some of the world’s most prestigious design programs.

    GreenHouse is a strategic consultancy based in Chicago, specializing in development of new, disruptive models for change. We lead teams working on complex social challenges on three continents and authored the curriculum for the world’s first doctorate in social innovation.

     

    TOGETHER

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    Foossa and GreenHouse have worked with many of the world’s most important organizations to lead change and teach innovation.

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