Your Input Needed: Survey on Failure, Risk, and Innovation in the Social Sector

This post was written by Kate McElligott and Sara Telzer on behalf of the Case Foundation. 

American University’s Social Enterprise program assists students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary to launch a new social entrepreneurial venture or play a key leadership role in an existing one. The Case Foundation has partnered with AU to help gather critical data on the landscape of fearlessness in the social sector.

The social sector is changing at a rapid rate, and it is time for leaders to initiate bold and audacious solutions to some of our world’s most intractable problems. In response to this need, the Case Foundation launched its Be Fearless campaign to encourage the social sector to rethink traditional models, act with urgency, make failure matter, and take bigger risks. The Foundation asked us to develop a survey that will help reveal key trends on innovation, experimentation and risk-taking to better understand the state of the social sector today.

We welcome you to join us in our research to gather opinions from nonprofits and foundations on the challenges and opportunities they face in their work by taking a 15 minute survey.

Your participation is critical to providing a balanced perspective. We’re excited to get your input, and we ask that you complete the survey by Tuesday, April 30.

The intended participants of this survey include executives and staff working at foundations and nonprofit organizations. We hope you will add your voice and take the survey before Tuesday, April 30.

By completing this survey, you will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of five $100 Network for Good gift cards.
American University’s Social Enterprise Program will analyze and publish the results in late summer, and we want to make sure your voice is heard. Please click here to take the 15 minute survey before Tuesday, April 30.

Thank you,

Kate McElligott and Sara Telzer
Masters Candidates, American University’s Social Enterprise Program