"March Forward": The Accelerator for Innovation + Philanthropy

Compendium of Insights

Equal Innovation has created a compendium of insights from the March Forward webinar series that was conducted between March 1st & April 12th, 2017. The webinars featured Worldwide Innovation Leaders in Business and Philanthropy including Dr. Desh Deshpande, Dr. Gopika Kannan, Anup Akkihal, Nikhil Kumar, Parvathi Menon and Ashok Kamath. Below are the main themes that came out of the webinars on inovation in philanthropy:

  • Structure the un-structured - Innovation doesn't happen by accident, it requires having a game plan and the right team.
  • Start with relevance - It is imperative to solve a real need, when working at the bottom of the pyramid, Technology is just a means to an end.
  • Co-creation & Partnerships - Innovation rarely happens in a silo, it is a collaborative and creative effort with external stakeholders
  • Leadership commitment - Given the outcome is a new and unknown variable, there needs to be constant support for the innovation process

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March 1 - Organizing for Impact

Parvathi Menon
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March 8 - Breakthrough Innovation for NGOs

Ashok Kamath
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March 15 - Philanthropy as a leading funder of innovation
Dr. Desh deshpande
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March 22 - Corporate Innovation Processes

Dr. Gopika Kannan

Completed. view the recording

April 12 - Leveraging the India Stack to create impact

Anup Akkihal & Nikhil Kumar

Completed. view the recording

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