How to Design Innovative Social Programs

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Design Thinking for Social Innovators

Many nonprofits tackle deeply rooted and complex issues that require evolving solutions. Sticking to the status quo with a mindset of "this is how it's always been done" puts your programs and projects at risk of becoming outdated. That’s why success in the nonprofit sector requires continuous innovation.

Innovation, however, is not just about having creative ideas; it’s about focused implementation based on good research and design, often done with a team or collaborators.

During this webinar, Paul Wright will share tools and examples of how social innovators have benefitted their communities and organizations with unique approaches to complex issues. You'll explore what innovation means for nonprofit organizations so you can apply these principles to your own situation.

You’ll learn:

  • the skills and mindsets of innovators;
  • the myths and misunderstandings about innovation;
  • examples of leaders who used design tools to innovate in their organization;
  • the ten areas of innovation you should consider and how to apply them to your organization;
  • three innovative tools for designing programs or projects; and,
  • how to take the first steps to becoming more innovative using design tools.

You’ll leave ready to apply design and innovative thinking to your organization’s programs and projects.

This workshop is perfect for program managers, executive directors, and board members of nonprofits who want to increase their impact and consider ways to move beyond the status quo.

CFRE LogoFull participation in this webinar is applicable for 1.5 points in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

90 Minutes
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After the webinar, you will receive an email with a link to the recording and any handouts.


Paul Wright

Paul is the President of Wright Venture Services. He’s had a 23-year career in community economic development finance and now he shares what he’s learned with social entrepreneurs and organizations that serve them. He’s often called the Common Good Coach because of his passion to help mission-driven leaders create more good in the world through their enterprise and leadership.

He offers online courses and coaching on his platform at

Paul Wright