It is a nice combination of high-touch and high-tech approaches to brainstorming and innovation.
For instance, we recently spent an entire Saturday white boarding our new bottom-up budget technique, then quickly mocking the templates online (read blog post here). The rapid prototyping has helped us speed up our innovation cycle considerably.
We are always keen to hear about other people and organizations that invest heavily into similar processes that harness creativity, innovation and rapid-prototyping. Idea Paint recently circulated a White Paper (click here) where 20+ practitioners shared their insight into Managing Creativity.
Without sounding too much like a one-trick pony, our team is particularly interested in the comments from some contributors on supporting a culture of sharing.
One such nugget: "Delineate clear lines of communication to invite employees from all levels of the organization to share ideas" (see image to right).
Michael Schaffer added "What's really important to me is to create an environment where people are willing to share."
In May and June, we will be considering how to better apply these sharing principles to sector-wide collaboration, creativity and innovation.
We know there is so much potential and opportunity to unlock millions of volunteer hours and donations.