As the problems addressed by nonprofits become more complex or more persistent, solutions need to be more creative and adaptive.
In his book “The Social Labs Revolution,” Zaid Hassan promotes the idea of the social lab, which he describes as a strategic approach toward addressing complex social challenges. The strategy is simple: bring together a diverse, committed team and take an experimental, prototyping-based approach to addressing challenges systemically, at the root-cause level.
Hassan offers seven how-to steps for starting a social lab.
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