Design Thinking for Nonprofit Action

Advance your mission like a lean startup.

Begin with a Design Sprint at Wowza.

THE DESIGN SPRINT PROCESS

Nonprofits are a lot like start-ups. Small staff, limited funds and the need to produce important work quickly. Design sprints combine the design thinking and agile methodologies used by fast-growing and successful businesses to create innovative new products and improve their users' experiences without risking precious time and money. 

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Map the problem and choose the right challenge.
Generate innovative solutions.
Decide which idea will be the testable hypothesis.

 

Create a realistic prototype.
Test on real live people.

WHY TRY A DESIGN SPRINT?

PREVENT OVER-THINKING (and under-thinking)
Using Design Thinking techniques and compacting the process into one week, a design sprint forces the team to discuss and analyze the problem, the target and the solutions. 

LEARN WITHOUT A FAILED EFFORT
At the end of a sprint your ideas may not have worked when tested, but the effort hasn’t failed because you’ll always learn something valuable. If the idea wasn’t going to work anyway, you’ve prevented the loss of countless time and money.

TRULY COLLABORATE
The structured process gives everyone on the design sprint team – which includes clients – an equal voice. Whiteboards become one shared brain and ideas blend together. By the end of the week the results belong to everyone.

SEE IDEAS THE SAME WAY
It’s hard to get everyone to understand a wireframe or concept board. By creating a high-fidelity prototype early on in the process everyone sees the same thing before the product is built, and before it’s too expensive and painful to change.

INNOVATE WITHOUT THE FEAR
Design thinking stresses innovation. Making fast prototypes and testing ideas early allows you to run with an idea that could have the biggest upside without the fear and risk of failure. In a design sprint you don’t have to play it safe, because it’s all safe.

 

websites and online marketing

video concepts and production

acquisition and development programs

meeting and event planning

branding, promotion and pr

WHAT CAN YOU DO IN A DESIGN SPRINT?

DESIGN THINKING FOR ACTION

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