Creating a culture of inclusive innovation means developing intentional access for those who have been previously left out - under-connected persons who lack key relationships and connectivity to the people, information and resources critical for innovation. In 2015, Boundless Impact joined a group of forward-thinking diverse leaders from Greensboro to embark on a 2-year journey towards inclusive innovation called InnovateNC. Our outcomes include developing a high-tech on-line Triad Navigator tool for accessing people, information and resources. Surrounding the tool will be a high-touch network of connectors, advisors and mentors trained to increase accessibility for under-connected students, people of color and immigrants. Follow our exciting developments at InnovateGSO.
Many faith communities are declining in effectiveness, as they continue to separate and worship in safe and secure comfort zones, ignoring the complex community problems and divisiveness that are breaking God's heart. To address this problem, Boundless Impact partnered with the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church to launch InnovateUMC in 2015, a network of teams formed to practice innovation around adaptive challenges facing churches and surrounding communities. To date, three InnovateUMC teams are experimenting in the following ways: