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

Lean Ministry by Charles Duffert

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

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