As the pace of change around the world continues to accelerate and the problems in our society become ever more complex, mission-driven organizations will need to become more ambitious, more nimble, and more effective to make a much-needed difference. Lean Impact adapts the best practices that underpin the dramatic engine of innovation of Silicon Valley for the more challenging realities of social impact.

We offer workshops, consulting, and coaching services to help organizations move beyond flashy new ideas and embed the best practices for innovation to drive greater performance and results based on three principles:

  • Think Big – set audacious goals and build an engine for growth that will move the needle relative to the size of the problem
  • Start Small- build the agility to run fast experiments and drive feedback loops that will accelerate your pace of learning
  • Relentlessly Seek Impact- identify and track the metrics that matter to increase impact and scale

We work with organizations seeking to dramatically increase their impact and scale including foundations, nonprofits, government agencies, and mission-driven companies and investors.

Introducing Lean Impact

Watch the launch at the 2018 Lean Startup Conference with Ann Mei Chang and Eric Ries

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Lean Impact adapts the best practices from The Lean Startup to a new purpose – radically greater social good. The same principles of being customer-focused, building minimum viable products, and driving fast iteration through build-measure-learn feedback cycles apply, but innovation in the social sector is harder and involves some unique challenges.

Drawing on her experience across Silicon Valley, government, and nonprofits, Ann Mei Chang presents practical tools and strategies, vividly illustrated with insights from the real stories of nonprofits, social enterprises, companies, government agencies, foundations, and philanthropists around the world. Lean Impact will be an essential guidebook for anyone who seeks to maximize social impact and scale.

Is your organization interested in learning how to innovate for radically greater social good?

We offer hands-on training and coaching from successful social entrepreneurs. Send us a message.

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