Well that is one way to describe the Social Innovation Challenge – and here are some others from the 150 entrepreneurs, nonprofits, academics, business leaders, funders and students that were there:
Nice to see that philanthropy can be more than just giving money. The social innovation challenge shows that donors can also give of their time and expertise to help non-profits be more efficient
This challenge forced the groups to go beyond concept and idea generation to taking action. The results are what's exciting and inspiring to witness. Actual change for the better happened during this challenge. That's impressive!
I experienced managing a difficult team, learned how to market a business, and how to build a business plan and financial model. Wow!
Enlightening Transforming Creative Informative Educational Invaluable
Passion for the cause plus intellect, experience, know how applied to solve complex problems...powerful! Very informative and needed as a business community.What a wonderful gathering of talent! Highly creative approach to problem solving. Huge value to the community, mentors, and participants. A great way to give back and connect.
Insightful Innovative Eye opening.
This event gave me new ideas, renewed energy, and hope that our community will grow into something bigger and better! Wonderful partnership among for-profits, non-profits, and education. Bringing business leaders (entrepreneurs) and graduate students together with leaders of non-profit organizations is a fantastic idea.
Dozens of people have already written us to ask what comes next?
To start, the BYU Grantwell project will be writing case studies of each of the projects. We’ll ask the agencies to share how the implementation is progressing – and we’ll evaluate if this project made had any long term impact.
And we are beginning to raise a fund that will help being capital to agencies that want to create revenue generating activities within their agencies. Our next Challenge will involve plans for these businesses. And of course, you can be a part! Help grow our Social Innovation Fund. Share your ideas for social entrepreneurship in Utah. And be sure to sign up for our newsletter and RSS feed to keep up!
None of this would have been possible without our generous supporters: