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The Social Innovation Imperative by Sandra M. Bates

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Chapter 9WHAT CITIZENS WANT

The Social Impact Framework illustrated throughout this book has no greater purpose than that of bringing innovation techniques and the philosophy of collective impact to every part of our government. President Obama in 2011 identified innovation as a vital and core value of this country; however, the goal of innovation will not be fulfilled without a structured process and the cooperation and collaboration of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. It is the government’s role to solve some of the world’s most wicked issues: climate change, poverty, a broken education system, nearly bankrupt social services, substantial unemployment, and the continued escalation of our national debt. However, it is clear that the ...

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