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    Innovation Leaders Are Good at These Three Things

    January 28, 2019 | By: | In: Strategies

    IdeaScale has honored innovation leaders in their annual Innovation Management Awards for six years now. Award recipients have come from almost every industry with a variety of goals (from eradicating cancer to identifying new university technology best practices), but this year’s winners share a few key characteristics that all innovation leaders need to embody.

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    What Do Leading Innovators Need to Learn for 2019

    January 8, 2019 | By: | In: Strategies

    Every year, IdeaScale convenes a gathering of innovators from all over the world who share their best practices in managing and delivering on new ideas.

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    Why is Crowdsourced Innovation Perfect for Nonprofits?

    February 26, 2018 | By: | In: Strategies

    When the United Way told the story of their crowdsourcing program, Edwin Goutier, Innovation Lead at Unitd Way, said that one of the things that he hears a lot is that people don’t think of the United Way (or nonprofits in general) as innovative.

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    A New Emerging Practice: Innovation Communications

    May 22, 2017 | By: | In: Strategy

    Closed innovation is a thing of the past. Scalable, open innovation as a business practice has yielded the most dramatic and successful results – and communication and connection with your audience is essential to success. By engaging through at least four of eight channels (website, email, social, public relations, partners, events, offline, and beyond), a robust communications process and schedule can yield valuable insights to help you innovate better.

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    Managing Fundraising Innovation: the Dangers of the ‘Echo-Chamber’

    March 23, 2017 | By: | In: Innovation Psychology, Organization & Culture, Strategies

    This case study explores the results of an innovation research process undertaken by Oxfam, which compared internal feedback vs. general public feedback to identical sets of ideas. In comparing responses between these two audiences, Oxfam discovered an immediate and obvious divide between their staff’s opinions about which fundraising ideas would perform the best, versus what the general public preferred – an important lesson about avoiding the bubble of the echo chamber.

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    What Do the Best Innovation Programs Have in Common?

    March 20, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    An in-house innovation program is becoming a common fixture in the most competitive organizations. However, in a recessed economy, these research & development programs can sometimes get eliminated, because they struggle to prove or articulate value.

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    Great Innovators as Great Mentors: Is This a Skill You’re Nurturing?

    March 13, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Companies that are looking to gain a competitive edge are also looking for the innovators among them. But what do innovators look like?

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    The Future of Civic Engagement and Innovation

    February 6, 2017 | By: | In: News, Trend Alert

    Numerous leaders and community organizers have been talking about public service lately, especially in the US – mostly encouraging the public to take place in ongoing dialogues and to volunteer in their communities in order to create positive change at local and national levels.

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    What’s New in Crowdsourcing?

    February 2, 2017 | By: | In: News

    This month we’ve seen how the crowd continues to contribute in the political arena and in further developing clean and safe cities. The trend of incorporating “citizen scientists” in the search for data and groundbreaking ideas is expanding from the glaciers all the way to Mars. This month we’re seeing a large number of medical studies calling for crowdsourced data, and finally we can learn from ZTE’s failure to crowdsource a smartphone.

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    What Do Innovators Look Like?

    January 23, 2017 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Crowdsourced innovation is a tactic used more and more often by government organizations as well as enterprise corporations. This means that innovation teams need to add a new skill set to their resumé: communications.

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    3 Advantages to Collaborating on Innovation as a Global Community

    January 16, 2017 | By: | In: Enabling Factors, News

    The list of problems that need to be solved is growing almost as fast as our solutions are. Some are concerned about the lack of food and water security, others worry about access to education and a whopping 45.2% of millennials think today’s most pressing problem is the destruction of natural resources. But with the proliferation of problems, organizations and enterprises are broadening their search for innovative solutions and many of them are looking to the crowd for ideas.

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    What’s New in Crowdsourcing?

    December 30, 2016 | By: | In: News

    2016 was a big year for crowdsourcing. In our final edition of What’s New for the year, we clearly see how crowdsourcing is being used to create transparency and provide citizens with an active voice in our local governments. Crowdsourcing continues to play an important part in new product development for large and small companies, and our new capacities to collect scientific and locational data is proving to be game-changing. Check out the latest news stories from around the world.

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    Crowdsourcing Amongst Hackers

    December 21, 2016 | By: | In: Videos

    Synack’s Jay Kaplan discusses how the cybersecurity startup he heads mitigates concerns stemming from the practice of using crowdsourced hackers around the world to identify vulnerabilities in the systems of private companies and government agencies that serve as customers. Synack’s safeguards include rigorous vetting and tracking, as well as placing high “bounties” on the most serious vulnerabilities.

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    Involving Citizens in Government Product Development

    December 19, 2016 | By: | In: Enabling Factors, News, Strategies

    The election of 2016 will certainly be one for the history books. Regardless of your political leanings, there was one sure thing to celebrate during this election cycle. The Innovate Your State Fix California Challenge—a crowdsourcing campaign aimed at promoting public participation in order to determine ways to improve government—had an initiative on the ballot in California!

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    The Importance of Diversity in Innovation: 3 Tactics to Enrich Workplace Diversity

    December 12, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Many of our customers have asked “what are the most important organizational values to nurture innovation?” Some of them may seem obvious or (at least) familiar: transparency, the embrace of digital solutions, the ability to celebrate failure, but we’re coming to discover that the most important value that you can embrace as part of your innovation programs is diversity.

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