In the spring of 2013, Impact! Design for Social Change in collaboration with Design Ignites Change presented a series of free 30-minute webinars that explored how design-driven ideas for social good are launched.
Each session was hosted by Mark Randall, chair of Impact! Design for Social Change and principal of Worldstudio, in conversation with business leaders, creative professionals and influencers working in the area of social change. Click on the title below to watch the Impact! Sessions in Adobe Connect.
Cultivating and maintaining a wide range of relationships is critical to the success of any social venture. In many cases individuals are not even aware of the powerful connections they already have which can help them turn their project, program or business into a success.
For many creative professionals, the thought of having to figure out the funding of a social change project is daunting and prevents great ideas from getting off the ground. This session will introduce various funding models to help de-mystify the process.
The creative professions have traditionally been a service industry, a client drives the inception and development of a project. What about self-driven projects? This session will introduce you to the concept of the social entrepreneur and what to consider to successfully launch your own ideas.
When you have a deep understanding of the goals, desires and needs of the audience you are trying to reach, you can create powerful and innovative solutions for the challenges they face. This is is why empathy is such a critical component when tackling social issues.
How do you work closely with a community to provide them with the tools and resources they need to have a direct impact on shaping their world? In this session we talk about how to engage communities in a collaborative, inclusive and meaningful way to produce equitable, sustainable and long-term results.
6. IMPACT MEASUREMENT: HOW TO MEASURE WHAT MATTERS
with Kyla Fullenwider, Imperative
Measuring the impact of a project, program or business is critical to it’s long-term success and yet it is rarely prioritized and often ignored. This session will introduce you to new ways of thinking about impact measurement and how it can be your greatest asset in creating meaningful, sustainable, and effective projects.