Signals tend to reveal emergent phenomena sooner so that changemakers can turn their attention to possible opportunities, disruptions, innovations and developments that affect their missions, programs and work. Signals can become mainstream and evolve into trends — when a signal hits a certain threshold, for example, it might become a trend in the broader society or sector, and begin to diffuse rapidly.
Demonstrating transparency means data, details, and corroboration — those verifiable points about a impact-oriented business. New legal forms like the C3 as well as more grassroots approaches like the Economic Nutrition Label are shaping the new age of transparency. The second in a series.
Transparency is the new black. For some impact-focused organizations, this may include disclosing data on diversity or pay equity and for others it may involve voluntary certifications. Either way, it's here to stay. The first in Future of Good’s Radical Transparency series.
In a finance-focused blockchain world, life-saving and life-enhancing use cases will become early indicators of the mainstreaming potential of this technology for social change, says blockchain expert Anne Connelly.