Audacious Social Impact: A Practical Guide to Building High-Performing Organizations That Deliver Great Social Value
Social impact is the effect of an organization’s activities and outputs on the welfare of human beings, and is key to a healthy society. If we are willing to examine the root causes impeding organizations from achieving their missions and goals, we can then identify and address the roadblocks to scaling social impact. This is especially true now as we enter into this unprecedented era of a strengthening economy with a tight labor market combined with increasing tension between economic, social and political turmoil. Now more than ever there is an increased need to align business and economies in ways that increase positive social impact. Audacious Social Impact examines the “how” by providing key principles, systems, frameworks, examples, and, in some cases, tools that strive to advance meaningful solutions based on performance or outcomes measured through achievement. Drawing on decades of for-profit and nonprofit experiences and secondary research, four focus areas are required to execute a strategic plan in any organization. Author Maurice Woods introduces the four focus areas through practical, real-world examples. The intersection of the four focus areas forms the framework for audacious social impact.