To help social entrepreneurs apply best practices, we need to take practices out of the typical contexts in which we find them: white papers, books, workshops, and conferences.

 

Instead, we need to immerse ourselves in the day-to-day contexts of social entrepreneurs and their colleagues. What are they doing from day to day? What are their workflows? What short-term goals are they scrambling to meet?

 

Once we have that understanding, we can then ask, “How can we create tools to help them do what they already do better?” It is through these tools that we can inject the sector’s best practices. It’s through them that the academic becomes practical. When tools can be integrated into normal workflows, they become “job aids.” They facilitate action, not just knowledge.

 

Keep checking this page. We will continue to feature easy to use, just-in-time tools and templates to help social entrepreneurs perform critical tasks in a quick and easy way.