CLEVELAND, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NineSigma, Inc., of Cleveland, the leading innovation partner to organizations worldwide, today published The Foundation and Non-Profit Leader's Guide to the Grand Challenge. Philanthropists, endowment managers, non-profit executives and boards of trustees want to be associated with success as much as CEOs of large companies. But the challenges they face are often more complex and cannot be solved with traditional corporate best practices alone.
This new guide addresses issues unique to non-profits in their quest to solve the world's biggest challenges, both by rallying internal resources around a shared vision, and collaborating with the world's leading experts and scientists. Through a Grand Challenge, a non-profit organization can realize bigger ambitions than other giving-back programs can deliver, while dramatically heightening visibility of the causes that drive them.
The origin of Grand Challenges began with early programs like offering rewards and recognition to those who could solve long-standing issues like mapping longitudinal locations before modern mapping technologies existed. These programs evolved into contemporary challenges like reversing global warming, ending malnutrition and curing pandemic diseases like HIV/AIDS. These challenges capture the world's imagination and have the power to unify the global innovator community.
Andy Zynga, CEO of NineSigma says, "We are experts in facilitating the most high-value partnerships and collaborations in the world – and often they're not obvious matches. As we've seen in creating and executing a myriad of Grand Challenges for non-profits, there are a world of potential partners and solution providers who can collaborate to create a new level of global impact."
A successful Grand Challenge depends on several factors such as articulatin
|SOURCE NineSigma, Inc.|
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