Overview of Social Innovation

Trends, funding, examples in the emerging field of social innovation


Social innovation is a big buzz word lately, but what does it really mean? Nell Edgington, president of Social Velocity, will describe the field of social innovation where new, bold ideas are being created to solve social problems. Examples of social entrepreneurs, both for-profit and non-profit, as well as innovative ways they are being funded will be discussed. Come learn about this emerging field, the trends and the exciting things happening in Texas and around the country.

Nell Edgington is President of Social Velocity (www.socialvelocity.net) a consulting firm that accelerates social innovation by leading nonprofits to greater social impact and sustainability. Prior to launching Social Velocity, Nell led teams and strategic planning efforts, raised over $5 million annually, recruited and trained top talent and won national awards in nonprofit organizations in Oregon, Texas and Washington, DC, including PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) headquarters. She holds an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.