We’re tracking impact
We now have a new challenge phase on OpenIDEO called Realisation, where we tell stories and create action around implementation of concepts. Because implementation and impact mean different things for different challenges, each Realisation phase will be unique. The end goal, however, is to continue creating and tracking impact even after the challenge ends.
We’ve created new features
Comments are also now more powerful thanks to Threaded Commenting. This feature is creating some really interesting conversations and enabling much greater collaboration around different issues and ideas.
As you can see we’ve been working hard on the core technology, or OI Engine, that runs OpenIDEO. Using this OI Engine technology, we are now able to setup new, private sites and communities, either straight out of the box or with customization. So far we’ve worked with a range of organizations on different kinds of issues: from enabling collaboration across remote teams, to improving decision making processes with external stakeholders, to gathering input on corporate strategy.
OpenIDEO wins a Webby!
Finally we’re really honored to be a Webby Award winner in the community category (we somehow beat Twitter to the title), which is a great encouragement to everyone involved, including our challenge sponsors.
If you’d like to hear more about our recent challenges for social good, as well as how we might help you use OpenIDEO within your organization, we’d love to hear from you.
What makes a good challenge?
We aim to host a breadth of challenges across a diverse range of social and environmental issues. In general, successful OpenIDEO challenges have global relevance and are focused on impact. Challenge questions are framed broadly enough to appeal to a wide audience, while also specific enough to feel like we’re offering a compelling problem to tackle.