Training

Lean Startup Principles for Social Impact – Free online course from Sasha Dichter and Steve Blank

Free Lean Overview training from the State of Arizona (USA)

Books

Lean Government Now! by Harry W. Kenworthy

Lean for the Nonprofit: What You Don’t Know Can Cost You by Paddy O’Brien

Lean Startups for Social Change: The Revolutionary Path to Big Impact by Michel Gelobter

We Don’t Make Widgets: Overcoming the Myths That Keep Government From Radically Improving by Ken Miller

Streamline: One City Manager’s Breakthrough Journey to Government Efficiency with Lean and Six Sigma by Richard Paul Baron

Building High Performance Government Through Lean Six Sigma: A Leader’s Guide to Creating Speed, Agility, and Efficiency by Mark Price, Walter Mores, Hundley M. Elliotte

Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good by Ann Mei Chang

Lean Ministry by Charles Duffert

Coaching Green Belts for Sustainable Success by Steve Pollock and Daro Mott

A Public-Sector Journey to Lean: Fighting Muda in Times of Muri by Kate McGovern

Walking with the Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development by Bryant Myers

Lean Six Sigma for Good by Brion Hurley

Lean Six Sigma for Good: Lessons from the Gemba (Volume 1) by Brion Hurley et al

Learning to Improve: How America’s Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better by Anthony S. Bryk, Louis M. Gomez, Alicia Grunow, Paul G. LeMahieu

The Alternative: Most of What You Believe About Poverty Is Wrong by Mauricio L. Miller

Websites

Lean4NGO – A free, open, online community that brings together NGO and Nonprofit leadership with the Lean (continuous improvement) community for knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC) – Toyota employees who have shared their Lean (TPS) know-how with other manufacturers, non-profits and community organizations to help them find better ways of doing their day-to-day work.

Sherpa Sustainability Institute – Consulting company focused on educating and coaching individuals on the use of quality tools and principles toward the achievement of Sustainability and Social Responsibility within an organization.

Lean Government (EPA) – Resources, case studies, and references explaining how the EPA is looking for ways to improve performance

Spread Prosperity – US-based nonprofit that utilizes lean principles to transform humanitarian returns by providing purpose-driven insight, engagement, and investment.

Reference Guides

Improving State Agency Processes with Lean and Six Sigma – guide developed by the EPA to help agencies apply Lean Six Sigma to government