Here’s the second post chronicling EmcArts’ Community Innovation Labs program, from conception to design through piloting. This post documents our three Innovation Team meetings, which explored questions about artistic practice and community partnerships, surfaced assumptions and innovation strategies, and helped us develop a new Labs framework and design.
ALACI Cohort 1 gathered for their first national seminar in Providence, Rhode Island from June 1st-3rd, 2015. This three-day convening brought ALACI fellows, faculty, executive coaches and EmcArts’ staff together, and featured inspiring and educational presentations on adaptive leadership topics such as emotional intelligence, organizational systems, authentic leadership, and more.
Here’s the origin story and inspiration behind EmcArts’ new Community Innovation Labs program, which will pilot in two U.S communities in 2015. Community Innovation Labs is a new approach to solving tough social challenges by bringing together a diverse, cross-sector group of stakeholders, and deeply integrating artists and artistic experiences into rigorously designed and facilitated change processes.
Our newest animated video explains how Alternate ROOTS went about re-assessing some of their long-held beliefs about membership.
What happens when the usual tools of problem solving aren’t enough to address your organization’s issues? These two groups found that truly complex challenges require a different kind of approach.
EmcArts is committing to a “working open” approach and sharing learning about innovation projects in real-time. Last week, we held our first Community Call with a group of arts leaders interested in exploring these ideas together.
How can the arts and culture field learn from the values of the Open Web movement? We’re committing to a “working open” approach and sharing learning about innovation projects in real-time.
Watch this video about how systems thinking strategies helped SPACES Gallery think differently about cultivating individual donor relationships.
In this interview, Rebecca and I discuss the evolving definition of change capital, the capacities needed to leverage it, and how organizations can access it.
In this interview, Holly Sidford of Helicon Collaborative and I talk about how our field’s approach to change capital needs a system-oriented response, and what we need to do about it.
In this interview, Jesse Ehrensaft-Hawley and I talk about how GAP reframed their revenue strategy and invested in change capital to help them stay sustainable in the long-term.
I’ll be one of 8 guests at WESTAF’s annual Dinner-vention! In this briefing paper, I share my perspective on how we should talk about broken models.
This month, we’re exploring how nonprofits are using “change capital” to invest in organizational transformation and thrive in the long-term.
Springboard for the Arts responds to our August topic about adaptive boards with an awesome photo essay. They rock! Environmental Waste Solutions
How do non-profit boards cultivate an organizational culture that embraces change?