We use a ‘success-case’ evaluation methodology (Brinkerhoff, 2003; Murphy, 2016), identifying a set of known social innovation organisations that are ‘long term survivors’ and exploring their resourcing strategies to identify core as well as divergent characteristics. The findings, drawn from US examples, highlight that even among a small selection of ‘success cases’ several different resourcing strategies and models can be discerned, but that core strategies based on ‘diversified’ approaches that provide for an element of autonomous funding are characteristics that recur across the success cases. We identify and describe several time bank/exchanges or related social/share economy initiatives that illustrate a range of approaches to resourcing. We describe and distinguish among the different resourcing models and resources that have been developed to enhance organizational sustainability. We also analyse the impact of this diversification of resourcing models on time exchange operations, including relationship to government entities and issues related to monitoring and evaluation. The paper concludes with suggestions for future study. [Authors' abstract].
Marks, M. B., Hogan, L. and Weaver, P. M. (2017) Success case examples of sustainable social innovation : resourcing strategies in the United States (Transit working paper # 12, July 2017), TRANSIT: EU SSH.2013.3.2-1 Grant agreement no: 613169.
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