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Why DSI? Mari Nakano. That’s Why.

This year, our amazing group of thesis advisors has been led by Mari Nakano, who joined the DSI team in 2018. What is design for social innovation to you? For me, design for social innovation means using design tools and strategies for the purposes of creating a resilient planet, where all people can share power…

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Thesis Intensives: Getting Your Work Out There

With years of experience in fundraising and expanding partnerships, Thesis Advisor Kara Meyer knows a thing or two about publicizing and growing a project. In our latest thesis intensive–Getting Your Work Out There–Kara walked our students through some tips and tricks on effective PR strategies for their blossoming thesis projects. Using Kara’s work at +POOL–the…

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The Pitch Is Dead. Long Live the Conversation

By DSI Advisor Kevin Starr | Jun. 20, 2016
Originally posted on SSIR.org

Some months ago, I was at a conference about social innovation or something, and a young woman came up and asked if we could talk. I said “Of course!” and with that, she launched into a staccato pitch about some really useful thing she was doing in some place that really needed it.

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