Scaling Up Through Adopting Open Innovation

 Five Steps to Growing Your Social Impact - Lessons from the World Wildlife Fund | Siegfried Woldhek| Forbes.com Summer 2012

In this article the former CEO of the Dutch branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) provides his insights into scaling up social change in five steps he experienced working while scaling his biggest vision with other partners. 

Open Innovation - A Muse for Scaling | Alexa Clay and Roshan Paul | Stanford Social Innovation Review | August 2012

This article describes how open innovation enables community participation, distributed accountability, and knowledge creation - all behaviors that provide the groundwork for scale.

Case Study on KABOOM! – Breaking Ground: Using the Internet to Scale |The Monitor Institute

This case study on KaBOOM! illustrates the options of using the internet to disseminate a model and shows that harnessing online tools is innovative and enables much faster scale. What KaBOOM! has learned while pioneering this path is informative for any organization that wants to use technology to increase its impact.

Working Wikily | Diana Scearce, Gabriel Kasper, and Heather McLeod Grant | Stanford Social Innovation Review | Summer 2010

This article shows how working “wikily” can lead to greater social impact. It discusses what this means, how to work wikily, the challenges involved and the promise of using such open approaches.

Practitioner Interview with Stephen Song – Scaling Social Impact by Giving Away Value | Alexa Clay and Roshan Paul | Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog | September 2011

This is the first in a series of interviews where the authors speak with leading innovators who are appropriating lessons from open source thinking—once purely the domain of the software engineer—for social change. The first interview is about how to scale social innovation through an open source approach and was conducted with Stephen Song, who is the founder of Village Telco, a social enterprise that aims to make starting a telephone company as easy as starting a blog.

Practitioner Interview with Stephen Friend – An Open Source Approach to Medical Research | Alexa Clay and Roshan Paul | Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog | October 2011

This is the second in a series of interviews where the authors speak with leading innovators who are appropriating lessons from open source thinking—once purely the domain of the software engineer—for social change. The second interview was conducted with Stephen Friend, who is working to transform the culture and practice of the closed information systems in biomedical research to align with and support health outcomes by establishing a commons.

Practitioner Interview with Casey Fenton – From Crowdsourcing to CouchSurfing | Alexa Clay and Roshan Paul | Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog | November 2011

This is the third and final in a series of interviews where the authors speak with leading innovators who are appropriating lessons from open source thinking—once purely the domain of the software engineer—for social change. The third interview was conducted with Casey Fenton, who is co-founder of CouchSurfing and an Ashoka Fellow in the United States.