Research and development is gaining traction as an essential capability in the social sector. There are the whys of R&D and there are the hows. Once you’ve gotten past all the buzzwords and buy-in, you need to know what it really means to put R&D into play.
Movements are demonstrating a well-deserved place in creating change. The next decade of social impact will consist of countless micro-movements. Knowing what makes them tick can give you insights to mobilize people for causes you care about.
Business as usual won’t get us to the quality and scale of social change fast enough. We need new ways of experimenting, designing, and developing. Research and development (R&D) has brought wonders in other sectors—from life sciences to energy. The world of impact is starting to see benefits too.