Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls around the world. Their challenge and opportunity was to design with and for the Indian diaspora community in the US to prototype a new model for better engaging existing and acquiring new members to support their global mission.
The time has come to be a market maker, not a share taker. Business model innovation must be a strategic imperative for all organizations. BIF is releasing a deep dive into our Design Methodology for Next Practices and New Business Models with our 22 step Playbook complete with guides and tools.
With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, BIF was tasked with developing and testing a new model that used a system-focused, teacher-driven approach to advancing racial equity in education.
In partnership with the Alliance for Innovation and Transformation (AFIT), the Student Experience Lab is designing and testing new models and next practices for community colleges. These models will address current challenges facing community colleges in order to transform student outcomes and create sustainable higher ed institutions.
Students Design For Education (SD4E) is a groundbreaking initiative to create a school designed by high school students. SD4E is driven by a team of students hungry for transformation, supported by community members and educators passionate about student success, and powered by BIF’s extensive experience in human-centered design.
The impact of the model on the elements of family well-being is, in large part, still to be determined. But these stories? Strong evidence of the power of designing, iterating, and executing in partnership with our end-users.