Not-for-profits & NGOs

  • Co-Designing Health & Care with a Community

    How a Prospective Provider in Boothbay Maine Is Gathering Customer Requirements

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    Boothbay Region Health Care is a start up non-profit chartered to provide primary healthcare for the residents and visitors in their region. They’re in the strategic planning stage of their project. Customer co-design is part of their planning process.
    Jan. 29, 2015
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  • Designing Solutions for Aging in Place

    Part 1: Boothbay’s Awesome Seniors’ Initiative—First Year

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    How do seniors design services that will enable them to thrive in their own homes? They look at what they need. They look at what they have. They experiment.
    Dec. 5, 2014
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  • Educating a Generation of Change-Makers

    Meet Some Graduates of URDT’s Breakthrough Curriculum

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    For over 25 years, Uganda Rural Development and Training (URDT) has evolved and refined an educational curriculum that empowers people to become creators, leaders, and entrepreneurs. These young women are changing our world.
    Nov. 14, 2014
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  • 25 Years of Training Young Innovators

    Your Next Hires? FIRST Inspires Young People to Invent and Innovate in Team Co-Opetition

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    FIRST is a nonprofit that offers a proven approach to team-based innovation. Its innovation framework has been refined over 25 years, with kids from 6 to 18, from 80 countries. Why not try it in your organization?
    Apr. 10, 2014
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  • Tackling a Wicked Problem: Water Issues!

    How the Delta Dialogues Project Is Using Dialogue Mapping to Build Shared Understanding

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    The Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta Conservancy wanted to engage key stakeholders in planning the future of California’s fresh water supply. They used CogNexus Group’s Dialogue Mapping™ to build shared understanding among polarized players.
    May. 30, 2013
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  • The Evolution of African Rural University

    Co-Designed by Its Faculty, Students, and End-Customers (People the Grads Will Serve)

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    Discover how 29 young Ugandan women helped shape a unique innovative educational institution. Learn how necessity led them to create a new profession. Find out how a university should measure its success.
    Apr. 11, 2013
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  • Turning Protests Into Realizable Visions

    URDT Institute Is Transforming Unemployed Youth Into Job Creators in Uganda

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    What if young people in poor villages could create prosperous businesses and careers in their home towns instead of flocking to cities to contribute to the overcrowding and unemployment? That’s the solution promulgated by the URDT Institute in Uganda.
    Dec. 1, 2011
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  • How to Transform the Quality of Life in African Rural Communities

    Educate Young People to Be Entrepreneurs and Leaders

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    In western Uganda, URDT’s Vocational Institute addresses unemployment by training young people to be job creators—not job seekers—in their local communities.
    Mar. 17, 2011
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  • Innovation in Education: School Children Improve Their Families' Livelihoods

    At URDT, It Takes a Child to Raise a Village

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    Why not educate children to become masterful in envisioning and creating a better life for themselves and their families? That’s the innovative approach to education that URDT has been practicing for almost a decade.
    Nov. 25, 2009
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  • Making Team Innovation Work

    Learning from FIRST How to Inspire Inventors and Build an Innovative Culture

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    FIRST’s annual world robotics championship inspires kids to work together while competing, and to come up with innovative solutions to difficult challenges. There are lessons to be learned on how to inspire adults to innovate and cooperate.
    Apr. 30, 2008
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  • Customer Co-Design in Rural Uganda

    How URDT Empowers Grass Roots Creativity

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    See how the URDT worked with Ugandan villagers to tackle issues of rural development. The approach they took is one that can be applicable for your organization as it works with customers to create innovative solutions.
    Mar. 8, 2007
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  • Pan American Health Organization

    Using Online Meeting Software to Collaborate on Addressing Health Issues throughout the Americas

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    Our interview with Bob Rodrigues of the Pan American Health Organization spotlights how the multinational group uses the Elluminate Live! online conferencing tool to increase the number of people able to attend important meetings.
    Dec. 14, 2006
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