Lessons from Lean Startups

“The only way to win is to learn faster than everybody else.”

Implement feedback loops, iterate constantly.

Validation > Assumption

Prove it.

Feedback > Feelings

What you think doesn’t matter. What your customer thinks does.

Value > Vanity

Monitor the metrics that mean something.

Learning from failure – experimenting with start-up thinking in charities

There’s increasing evidence that the traditional charity business model is being disrupted. It’s becoming harder to generate new income from mass fundraising. And new competitors are emerging to deliver social impact. According to Deloitte, 87% of Millennials believe that companies should do more than generate profit. In response, a new economic category is growing at lightning speed where profit is closely linked to social purpose (e.g. Belu, Elvis & Kresse, Change Please). What does this mean for the future of the charity sector?