Lean Startups for Social Change

The Revolutionary Path to Big Impact

What does the Lean Startup model have to do with the social sector?

By Michel Gelobter Read by Matt Morea Business & Investing / Nonfiction / Nonprofits & Charities English, Unabridged 4h 43m Sell Sheet
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4 Audio CDs November 2, 2015 $39.99 $29.99 9781681419947 Add to Cart
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							Traditionally, entrepreneurs develop a detailed plan, find money to fund it, and then pursue it to its conclusion. But conditions can change drastically at any point—you can end up locked into a process based on now-obsolete assumptions. The lean startup is all about agility and flexibility. Its mantra is “build, measure, learn”: create small experimental initiatives, get real-world feedback on them quickly, and use that data to identify what works and discard what doesn't. Gelobter explains exactly how nonprofits and advocacy organizations can adapt lean startup concepts to their unique circumstances. He offers dozens of real-world examples. The standard approach wastes time and money—the lean startup promises to help social sector organizations vastly increase the good they do.

Whether you're developing a new campaign or trying to innovate within a large organization, this book delivers the goods for how to make change at an unprecedented scale. - Mike Brune Executive Director, Sierra Club

Gelobter shows how to bring the cutting edge of Silicon Valley to some of the wicked problems facing the social sector. A must-read for all funders and change makers. - Barry Gold, Environment Program Director, Walton Family Foundation

Social change requires not just good ideas but also effective ways to implement them. In this excellent book Michel Gelobter lays out his revolutionary and practical methodology. An immensely valuable contribution. - Adam Kahane, Director, Reos Partners, and author of Power and Love