“Strategy is a fancy word for coming up with a long term plan and putting it into action”
– Ellie Pidot
“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, You have to keep moving forward”
– Martin Luther King Jnr
Guide by Daylight
What even is design thinking? Don’t look at us. Look at this very informative video instead.
Article by Insights By Stanford Business
So how can design thinking help me? Read all about it here. Plus how to keep in mind important things like people and prototyping. It’s even tailored to social entrepreneurs. That’s you!
Tool by Design Kit
Do you want to design your idea around both people AND social change? Thought so. This toolkit is a great place to start. Plus they’ve got loads more resources that might be handy to check out while you’re there.
Tool by Community Toolbox
Problems. You’ll have them. Sometimes you won’t know exactly what they are. This toolkit will help you identify problems and potential problems within your project so you can go forth and solve them.
Tool by Community Toolbox
You might have a pretty good understanding of the health problem your idea addresses. But you know what would make that better? Solid evidence to support your theory! This toolbox is a great starting point for research and stats on problems that impact people’s health.
Guide by Nesta
Prototyping is a way of working with an idea in the early stages to test and improve it before committing too many resources. This handy guidebook will show you how to do just that.
Guide by SCIL
From the get-go you’ve got a pretty good understanding of your very excellent idea. But how do you convey that to someone else? Check out this guide for some suggestions.
Guide by TED Talk
What makes for a successful start up? Here’s a TED Talk someone else prepared earlier.
Guide by The Compass
Who gives a crap? Simon Griffiths, that’s who. The founder of Who Gives a Crap shares some insights from his journey to becoming a social entrepreneur.
Tool by Strategyzer
This video shows you how to use a handy tool called the value proposition canvas. Essentially it helps you to understand the value you are providing to customers or clients.
Guide by DIY
This resource will talk you through the theory of change. Sounds full on, but really it’s just a way of asking yourself, why does your project matter? And how will your initiative make a difference?
Guide by Social Ventures Australia
Program logic is really just another way of talking about the theory of change. It’s a way of finding the golden thread linking the cause and effect that brings about the difference your project will create. This article will help you do just that.
Tool by DIY
Looks like you’ve got yourself a project. So let’s manage it! Here’s a canvas to help you identify and track critical tasks that need to happen so your project moves forward.
Tool by Global Changemakers
There’s more than one way to skin a cat… is a pretty gross visual but an apt way of saying there’s lots of ways to go about managing your project. Here’s one of many available project management tools. This one is created by other young changemakers!