Social Innovation

The Redwoods Group Foundation is committed to supporting innovative ideas


To help businesses and non-profits incorporate innovative strategies into their daily operations, the following resources are beneficial to taking the next step towards building and sustaining positive impact on the community.

Design Thinking
This model can be used to approach big problems, identify opportunities, and develop effective solutions within your organization.

Root Cause Analysis
Prior to designing any program, project, or initiative, organizations should deeply explore community problems to design efforts that address true causes and needs, rather than treating symptoms.

Collective Impact
Leverage your existing network to collaboratively to develop effective, large scale, and sustainable initiatives that best meet the needs in your community.

Social Innovation
Create beneficial impact in your community that is human centered, empathetic, and sustainable.

Abuse Prevention Strategies The CDC has identified living wages, family leave and other key factors for preventing abuse and creating safe, stable, nurturing environments. Below are several resources for incorporating these concepts into your projects and programs.

Spreading Social Entrepreneurship

Our goal is to empower organizations to incorporate innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship into daily projects and operations. We believe that we can collectively advocate for a more responsible and inclusive economy, and that by bringing people together to focus on new ideas, we can create safer communities for all. The Redwoods Group Foundation provides the platform and tools to help more businesses and non-profits grow and sustain their positive impact in their community.

Tools and Guides to Help Businesses and Nonprofits Grow and Sustain Their Positive Impact on Communities
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for goodTM. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World® and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity. Learn more by visiting the B Lab webpage.

Need help in measuring your current impact? You can take B Lab’s quick impact assessment to start measuring and managing your social and environmental impact using this free, confidential tool.

Additional Business Tips, Resources and Ideas for social entrepreneurship

Learnings rom the 2017 Innovation Challenge