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Experimentation Toolkit

Posted on 24 Feb 2014 Comments Off

Sourcing New Ideas Through ExperimentationHow do we create the space for venturing into unfamiliar territory? How do we get out of comfortable idea loops and challenge the status quo? How can we best tap into fresh ideas and thinking? And, in doing so, how can we cultivate a culture of experimentation? In 2013, the Packard Foundation began taking an intentional look at these questions, through a partnership between Programs, Communications and Evaluation & Learning teams.

This Starter Kit surfaces highlights from our learning journey. It outlines steps you can take to identify and vet new ideas, and it details our experiences and lessons learned along the way. We hope our reality-tested process will provide inspiration and fuel to other funders asking and acting on similar questions.