THE NETWORK FOR NONPROFIT AND SOCIAL IMPACT
Who is NNSI?
What does a research lab focused on social impact organizations and networks do?
What are Networks for Social Impact?
Are you new to the idea of Networks for Social Impact? Our short web video series that unpacks the topic across five levels of difficulty can help you get oriented.
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Real-World Wicked Problems
Wicked problems are much like board games. Board games can look wildly different, but their inherent underlying premise–the nature of what it means to be a ‘board game’–stays largely the same. Wicked problems are classified by their multi-dimensionality, complexity, and inherent lack of solution. Like board games, wicked problems come in all shapes and sizes, but the inherent complexity of their nature–the nature of what it means to be a
It Matters How You Do It: NNSI’s High-Impact Networks Campaign
Today’s nonprofit landscape is full of social impact networks– but not all of them are effective. Even if a network is making a difference in their community, there is always room for growth. In a landscape saturated with networks addressing a plethora of wicked problems, communities want to see impacts that are beneficial and substantive. When a network engages in high-impact practices, their operations thrive. High-impact networks have strong theories
Wicked Problem and Design Thinking
Every day, we are confronted with problems–small and large scale. Design thinking provides a systematic approach to solving these problems. Formally, design thinking refers to the diverse and interrelated approaches, techniques, and tricks to scientifically addressing the problems we face individually and collectively. This blog is dedicated to understanding the connection between design thinking and wicked problems. Wicked problems are problems without a singular cause or an immediate solution. They