Author Archives: Alan J Gardiner

Keeping innovation ‘social’ – An appeal to reduce jargon in the workplace

By Alan J Gardiner Do you know what CSO, QIPP and SROI stand for or what an ideation session or community stakeholder engagements involve? As you are reading this Young Foundation’s social venture blog then it is quite likely that … Continue reading

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Fools Gold? – Reflecting on the recent rush to value social impact

By Stuart Thomason The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) impact measurement workshop Brussels is not immediately synonymous with social innovation. A brief survey of our friends, family and colleagues before departure summarised the tourist options well, with specific instructions on … Continue reading

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Social Venturing @ YF with the Business Model Canvas

By Alan J Gardiner What do Fastlaners, an employability programme for unemployed graduates; Saheli, a health and fitness service for Asian women and Start Again, a sports and social development programme for young people with mental health issues have in … Continue reading

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