Open Innovation in Charities
The Nesta Giving website reported on a study of the implementation of open innovation by 10 charities in Great Britain. While open innovation is relatively established in the commercial sector–with companies such as Kraft Foods Collaboration Kitchen being regularly cited as leading examples–open innovation is a relatively new process for many in the charity sector. For many charities, significant time investment is required to build internal buy-in, commitment and overcome (understandable) reticence about discussing giving challenges with external organizations and developing collaborative solutions to these challenges that share the risk and reward.
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