The OpenIDEO in partnership with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Better Giving Studio is encouraging for its Reimagine Charitable Giving Challenge that focuses on everyday givers of all races, genders, socio-economic statuses, and perspectives who are key to supporting the essential work of nonprofit organizations. They believe to solve today’s complex problems, there need to be better ways to come together, share ideas, and coordinate action around the globe.
They built an open innovation model because it allows us to do just that: help people worldwide break barriers, find support, and iterate on the ideas of many to create real change. By focusing on the everyday giver, this Challenge seeks to disrupt and reimagine giving. Through the OpenIDEO platform, empower the social impact ecosystem towards action, helping ideas from all corners of the world rapidly reach the innovators and platforms that can implement them. Join the initiative as they collaborate to design and reimagine a more inclusive and equitable giving experience.
This program challenges global community of innovators to come together and build solutions to address the following question: How might they reinforce a culture of generosity by creating charitable giving solutions that are more accessible, inclusive, and effective?
This moment in time is one of deep need across society. People are responding to that need with a desire to help, create change, and contribute to a more just and healthy world. Despite the immense surge of generosity they’ve seen in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the movement for racial justice, resources and funding don’t always reach those who need it most.
Vision of impact for this challenge is threefold:
- Empower everyday givers—of all races, genders, socio-economic statuses, and perspectives—with the tools they need to give in line with their preferences and intentions.
- Catalyze innovation in the giving marketplace by translating research and evidence into products that improve the quality, quantity, and impact of everyday giving.
- Surface new insights and concepts to inform the development of inclusive giving products and services.
- Up to 10 concepts will be selected as finalist concepts. Each concept will receive a share of up to $100k USD in prize funding.
- Selected concepts will receive refinement support from IDEO designers.
- Selected concepts will also be shared on the Better Giving Studio website and made available under Creative Commons License.
- Intention (Bridging the Evidence to Practice Gap);
- Simplification of Choice (Bridging the Evidence to Practice Gap);
- Collective Giving (Bridging the Evidence to Practice Gap);
- Black, Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPOC) in digital philanthropy (Design as Research);
- Women in Digital Philanthropy (Design as Research);
- The Next Generation: Young Donors (Design as Research);
- What are they missing?
A Winning Idea must be
- Innovative: Take a new approach or use an existing approach in a new way.
- Donor focused: Demonstrate a deep understanding of the donor journey and map to a key moment.
- Impactful: Build on, disrupt, or adapt existing giving systems and tools.
- Feasible: The idea solution is rooted in existing functionality, or you can prove that it would be functional upon implementation.
- Submissions are welcome from individuals, registered nonprofits, civil society, community-based, and for-profit organizations working anywhere in the world.
All submitted concepts should:
- Digital: Be a digital product, or be translatable to a digital product.
- Relevance: Clearly articulate an answer to the Challenge question.
- Relevance: Address a problem that is pressing and real by articulating the gap this idea is filling.
- Evidence: Be based on evidence from the current philanthropic and social landscape. The submission form will prompt you explicitly to share evidence that supports your innovation. Evidence might include academic research, A/B user testing, design research your team is previously or currently doing that relates to the opportunity area, or other beneficiary feedback.
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