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In Canada's community sector, business as usual isn’t enough to deliver the results we need. Fortunately, new approaches such as developmental evaluation, social enterprise, social finance, impact and strategic clarity, collective impact, outcomes finance, constructive engagement, scaling impact, and cloud computing are helping charities and non-profits generate greater impact, more quickly, and at less cost.Innoweave helps community organizations learn about, assess, and implement these approaches. Innoweave is organized into modules, each focusing on a different approach to social innovation. The Innoweave Process offers five layers of support for organizations looking to understand, test and implement new approaches to help enhance their impact: 1. Learn about an approach on innoweave.ca, or on a webinar. 2. Select which tool(s) to explore using a self-assessment tool. 3. Participate in a workshop with your leadership team to clarify your approach and determine next steps. 4. Connect with an Innoweave coach to help you implement. 5. Access funding to hire the coach of your choice. Innoweave is an initiative of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, in collaboration with Social Innovation Generation (SiG), thought leaders, academics, and partners from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Innoweave's objective is to provide community sector leaders with new tools and processes to effect large-scale change.

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