The social innovation box is the result of 5 years working ON THE FIELD with non-profit organizations and social entrepreneurs around the world. With a holistic approach (Mind, Soul and Body) we aim to maximize efforts and impact of social initiatives with the help of a friendly, easy-to use and POWERFUL tool-box. http://sinnhub.org/socialbox/
We are convinced that inequality, globalization and digitalization can affect NGOs, mostly in non-developed countries, which have limited access to technology, resources and innovation.
We aim to build a bridge that closes this gap by providing knowledge, resources, tools and real experience to NGOs and social initiatives in a friendly and easy to use way.
Social Innovation Box gives everyone the chance to explore solutions and make a positive impact in the world.
Case study: Living Positive Kenya (LPK) is a Community Based Organization aiming to support women and their kids infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. It is formed by 20 members located in Ngong, Kenya.
LPK has 3 main projects running: 1. Women empowerment and skills development program (WEEP), 2. Day-care center for children, 3. A farm as part of its micro-financial support to the WEEP.
Most of the time and effort are invested in managing donors and volunteers, thus there is not sufficient time to focus on the improvement and development of the current programs. Furthermore, LPK would like to become economically more independent, self-sustainable and build income generators through the WEEP program.
In 1 month, with the use of the Social Innovation Box, we were able to re-encounter the core values of LPK by analyzing the evolution of their outcomes in the last 5 years and the personal commitment of each member. We started to build a strategy to focus on a strong income generator linked with the WEEP program. The result was the installment of a chicken supply business as well a small factory to produce pillows and school uniforms. We also built a better and more automatize volunteer management system by introducing a common agenda covering the whole state of the volunteer including a set training before the actual arrival, the system is based in a win-win relationship which actually fulfills volunteer expectations.
We built an achievements board using gamification that keeps track of their monthly goals and sets prioritization of the tasks needed, leaving time for general meetings like evaluation of results.
Outcome of the Social Innovation Box in Living Positive Kenya (On site): Income generator, more self-sustainable NGO, Better work-life balance, improvement of their WEEP program, efficient volunteer management and recovery of their main mission.