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Praise for The Power of Social Innovation
"Goldsmith guided us in Florida on our successful faith-based initiatives. His
bold approaches continue to inspire public officials and community groups alike
with keys to activating citizens and expanding opportunity for all."
— Jeb Bush, former Governor, Florida
"It has been a great pleasure to work with Steve Goldsmith. His work with us
at America's Promise and all of his other diligent efforts are so well
reflected in this book. The Power of Social Innovation reminds each of us in
government, philanthropy, the nonprofit community, and as private citizens that
we can and must work together to ensure the full fulfillment of the American
Dream and to ensure the success of our most precious resource, our children."
— Alma J. Powell, chair, America's Promise Alliance
" The Power of Social Innovation is a must read for social innovators who want
to make a powerful impact. Stephen Goldsmith surveys the field and provides
indispensible tools to help civic entrepreneurs scale up their ideas and
produce the best possible results."
— Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO, Harlem Children's Zone
"Goldsmith provides a useful toolkit for entrepreneurial public executives and
innovative nonprofits and foundations. His research encourages transformative
social change by advocating a shift in focus from direct services to citizens
to building new, higher performance networks of public, private, and nonprofit
— Mark R. Warner, United States Senator, Virginia
"When it comes to doing good, Stephen Goldsmith is as disruptive an innovator
as we've seen. Read and study The Power of Social Innovation if you don't just
want to do good, but want to make the greatest impact possible."
— Clayton M. Christensen, professor, Harvard Business School and author,