Publications & Video
From social finance to shared spaces to networks for social change, we want to share our best strategies and models with you. Read them, share them, use them.
All that we ask is that you send us an e-mail with feedback about how you're using this knowledge
Shared workspaces are redefining how we think about work and space
The Centre for Social Innovation is internationally recognized as a leader in the creation of shared spaces for social innovation. We’ve open-sourced our model to help you along! Discover the Shared Spaces Books
Turn your supporters into investors
The Centre for Social Innovation turned its community of supporters into investors with the Community Bond. This DIY guidebook can help you do it! Check out the Community Bonds website to read an excerpt from the book, purchase the guide and templates, find out about other community investment opportunities, and much more.
Check out the Community Bonds Site
Cultivating healthy networks for social change
This imaginative book explores the unique character of networks and offers a new framework for assessing their impact. It's goal: to further empower the success of networks that are making a difference. Read the Network Evaluation Book
Crowdfunding Guide for Nonprofits, Charities and Social Impact Projects
HiveWire and the Centre for Social Innovation are proud to present the 2015 Crowdfunding Guide for nonprofits and charities. With insights gained from examining over 27K nonprofit crowdfunding campaigns, this comprehensive guide will help your nonprofit or charity in the journey for crowdfunding success.
This guidebook is a project of ESDC. Download Crowdfunding Guide.
The Collider Newspaper
CSI's community newspaper
The Collider is the place to go to find out about what's going on in our community. You can download the inaugural Jan. 2013 issue, the April 2013 issue, the July 2013 issue, and the Winter 2013-2014 issue.
The Collider Magazine
CSI's community magazine
We took our community newspaper and turned it into a glossy magazine that champions our members and showcases social innovation in action. Read the Spring/Summer 2014 issue.
Changing the world and just trying $#!% since 2004 - The Centre for Social Innovation
What is the Centre for Social Innovation? After 11 years of catalyzing social innovation, five locations in two countries, 2,000 members and a community of social entrepreneurs and innovators with annual revenues of $250M, we still get asked this question all the time. We hope this video says it all. Watch
It's Up to Us - CSI's video series
Our video series looks at emerging issues and trends in social innovation, and features our members doing outstanding work. Watch It's Up to Us and other videos on our You Tube channel.
What the Heck is Social Innovation
Social innovation refers to the creation, development, adoption and integration of new and renewed concepts and practices that put people and the planet first. We can all be a part of the solution. Because it's up to us.