This is not the book to convince you that the world is changing and our systems are currently under stress. The purpose here is to begin codifying the practices of stewardship, as exhibited by innovators who are consciously rethinking institutions to better meet the challenges of today. Stewardship is the art of aligning decisions with impact when many minds are involved in making a plan, and many hands in enacting it. This notion comes to life through the stories of six projects on three continents. By zooming in on the details, a handful of practices emerge that will help you convert ideas into action. Each story is shared as a brief narrative which is then broken down into a network of interlinking practices. In writing Legible Practices We hope to spark a conversation about the deep craft of social innovation as a reminder that, even when dreaming big, the details still matter.
January 1, 2013