The Social Innovation Center has been working since 2017 in alliance with CORFO, to enhance the impact of civil society enterprises on the development of the country.
The Laboratory of Social Innovation is a space for learning and experimentation, which seeks to empower organizations to improve the quality of their projects and social interventions.
Incubation and Scaling Program
This program aims to accelerate projects supported by the Social Development Program, to improve the quality of its models of social change, incorporate leadership skills and ensure efficient solutions for children, education and overcoming poverty. In each process, six work stations are implemented where different experts participate, content is applied and presentation and feedback spaces are opened, in order to strengthen each project. This program was carried out during 2017 and 2018 in partnership with different organizations, achieving a total participation of 13 projects.
Training and delivery of tools
This laboratory is intended to transfer and apply tools to improve the effectiveness of organizational management. Through innovation, advocacy and approaching technologies, organizations can develop new skills and find effective solutions to the challenges they face. During the years 2017 and 2018, training programs were carried out on models of sustainability, income generation, trends, challenges of civil society and good practices of participation and inclusion. In 2018, 38 organizations participated in the fundraising workshops and 150 people attended the massive events that were organized to transfer knowledge and skills.
Encounter and reflection
To address the emerging challenges facing civil society, meetings of reflection and learning are organized among leaders in this sector. These instances aim to discover better forms of work organization, promoting horizontal and participative organizational structures and procedures that promote effectiveness.
They also provide skills that improve the impact of institutions. During 2018, two were carried out to work on governance and dynamic management, specifically the Sociocracy model. Attended 79 people with management positions of 39 foundations.
We generate alliances based on trust and collaboration to strengthen a network that values diversity and draws a horizon of values that goes beyond the present.