Creativity and innovation in charities podcast: episode details
Creativity and Innovation in Charities, Fundraising, Nonprofit, Fear, Long-Term Thinking, Acknowledging Failure, Psychological Safety, Nurturing People, Involving Audience, Problem-Solving, Learning from Failure.
Creativity in problem-solving and innovation in transforming these solutions into tangible results – simple concepts, yet often mistaken as one and the same, and riddled with roadblocks. Today, Lucy Gower, founder of Lucidity, helps to disentangle these concepts, while unearthing the hurdles that can hinder their implementation. From redefining innovation for your organisation, to confronting the fear of failure, we cover a wide spectrum of insight in this episode.
Don’t let fear and scarcity of resources stifle your creative spirit and hamper innovation. We candidly address these common hurdles, encouraging a shift in perspective towards embracing failures as stepping stones to success. Together with Lucy, we shed light on the necessity of a long-term vision in fundraising, bust myths about the digital shift during the pandemic, and uncover the silver lining that every challenge presents. Through this, we aim to inspire a fresh approach to problem-solving, ultimately driving your organisation towards innovative outcomes.
Lucy talks about the importance of nurturing our people during stressful times and fostering an environment of psychological safety to stimulate effective innovation. Lucy shares practical strategies to foster such a culture, and we highlight some valuable resources to further explore this topic. From learning from failure to committing to perpetual innovation, this episode is a treasure trove of wisdom on fostering creativity and innovation in charities.
You can access the transcript for this episode here. It is AI generated and not 100% perfect but I think it is good enough to follow the conversation. Unfortunately, we don’t have the resource to manually make the corrections.
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Lucy is founder and director at Lucidity. She is a coach, trainer and facilitator specialising in giving people the confidence and tools to think creatively, develop ideas and make their innovations happen.
She is bestselling author of The Innovation Workout and a global speaker on innovation. Lucy is passionate about helping people unlock their creativity and get the important work done. She enjoys working on projects with the potential to make a positive impact on the world.
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