Measuring The Wrong Things The Wrong Way in the Social Sector – The Stand Together Podcast

In this podcast, Evan Feinberg and Dr. Todd Rose unpack some of the broken paradigms that exist in philanthropy and exploring some necessary shifts in that vision. They discuss the science of individuality, and assumptions that the average is a real thing that represents most people, when in fact it doesn’t represent anyone. What if […]

Video: Lean Case Studies Across Different Industries – Manufacturing, Government and Healthcare

This short video highlights four case studies from different industries that have had success applying Lean principles and concepts to their organization. Omark Industries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lean_manufacturing Appvion: https://amzn.to/3QQjNiV (Lean CEO book) City of Denver (Colorado): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puaT1KBY7Pg Virginia Mason Institute: https://www.virginiamasoninstitute.org/resource/surgical-setup-reduction-improves-patient-outcomes/ Watch the video below, or go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRtekUSXmYI

Video: Applying Lean Thinking and Process Improvement to Nonprofits and NGOs Case Studies

This short video highlights four different examples of nonprofits and NGOs applying Lean principles and concepts to social challenges in the local community. St. Bernard Project (New Orleans, LA) Learn more at https://planet-lean.com/lean-construction-new-orleans-katrina/ Food Bank For New York City Learn more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EedMmMedj3M Free Geek (Portland, OR) Learn more at http://www.sustainableengineer.org/free-geek-named-2021-excellence-in-sustainable-development-award-winner/ Project C.U.R.E. (Houston, TX) […]

Conference Volunteers Help Thrift Store Streamline Operations

The IISE Annual Conference Volunteering Event is a yearly project started in 2012 where members attending the annual conference volunteer to assist a nonprofit agency in the conference’s host city. The 2022 event took place May 21st at the Southcenter Store of the Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King County in Tukwila, Washington. 23 volunteers offered their time […]

Book Review: Practical Innovation in Government

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I ordered the book, “Practical Innovation in Government: How Front-Line Leaders Are Transforming Public-Sector Organizations” through Audible. But I was pleasantly surprised, and actually listened to it a second time to make sure I didn’t miss anything. If you work in government, or process improvement, you will definitely […]

Marion County Cohort Addressing Under-represented Black Women in Six Sigma

Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) Center for Business and Economic Development has partnered with the Six Sigma Racial Equity Institute (SSREI) to help Black women in Indianapolis and Marion County earn their Six Sigma Green Belt certification. “What we’re doing with the Six Sigma for Racial Equity Institute is taking the power of data analysis […]

Detroit Nonprofit Furnished 10 More Homes with Lean Partnership – Lean Enterprise Institute

Humble Design Detroit (HDD) furnishes homes for individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness. They furnished ten more homes in 2021 than they did in 2020, an increase that the community service organization previously couldn’t imagine. They don’t plan to stop there: HDD is aiming to provide an additional 12 homes in 2022. The improvement […]