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New thinking tools for social change

The Creative Activism Book shows readers how to use formal innovation techniques for social betterment. The Creative Activism Book covers problem definition, idea generation, structured
problem solving, idea evaluation, decision analysis, and the selling of ideas. Social entrepreneurs, activists, nonprofit management people, and anyone interested in socially responsible business will find helpful advice and information.
You will discover:
 
1. Proven idea generation techniques
2. Tools for making better decisions
3. Ways to find, steal, and adapt valuable ideas
4. Tools for gaining a better understanding of your challenge
5. Tools for designing and selling social innovations
6. An eight-part creative activism strategy
7. The four principles of powerful and effective social innovation
 
Mr. Davis holds a Ph.D. in sociology. His business ideas and social innovtions, developed over several years are posted on several Web sites. Many of those ideas resulted from using the principles and techniques described in The Creative Activism Book. He has taught sociology, worked as a VISTA at a nonprofit organization, and done public policy research.
With the right thinking tools you can change the world.
Available in September from Booklocker.com

Table of Contents

Introduction *

Chapter 1 – Creating a Strategy *

Chapter 2 – Innovation Tools & Tactics *

Chapter 3 – Asking Good Questions *

Chapter 4 – Problem Analysis *

Chapter 5 – Spotting Potential Problems and Opportunities *

Chapter 6 – Don’t Beg or Borrow, Steal! *

Chapter 7 – Design for Social Betterment *

Chapter 8 – Brainstorming Tools *

Chapter 9 – Evaluating Ideas *

Chapter 10 – Innovation Strategies *

Chapter 11 – Making Better Decisions *

Chapter 12 – Problem Solving Groups and Practices *

Chapter 13 – Collaboration Tools *

Chapter 14 – Selling Ideas *

Chapter 15 – Putting Everything Together *

Chapter 16 – Advanced Innovation Tools *

Appendix 1 – Some Social Innovations *

Appendix 2 – Fighting Bad Ideas *

AGENTS, EDITORS, PUBLISHERS: Subsidiary rights are available. Contact me to get the details. Foreign-language rights and electronic publication rights might be particularly valuable because of the huge number of nonprofits and citizen's groups operating around the world.

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Using business tools in activism, public administration, and nonprofit management.