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Book Discussion of "The Power of Social Innovation" by Stephen Goldsmith

In this new age of the social entrepreneur, too often private sector innovation, as admirable as it is, fails to translate into meaningful change in the larger public sector. There, massive expenditures of public dollars continue to fund delivery of services that have conspicuously failed to solve our most urgent social problems. In a few communities around the country, however, private and public leaders have come together to design significant change in the way we approach public problems, reflecting the best impulses of civic entrepreneurs, and restoring the role of citizens and neighborhoods in self-governance. Former mayor of Indianapolis and current chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service Stephen Goldsmith has been a pioneer in such efforts, and in The Power of Social Innovation: How Civic Entrepreneurs Ignite Community Networks for Good, he lays out his career-long experience with and research into this approach

Panel

William Schambra, Moderator

Hudson Senior Fellow and Director, Bradley Center for Philanthropy & Civic Renewal

Stephen Goldsmith, Panelist

Chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service and author

Paul Grogan, Panelist

The Boston Foundation

Gail Nayowith, Panelist

Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

Robert Woodson, Panelist

Center for Neighborhood Enterprise

Experts

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