Platform Thinking

Platforms have irreversibly changed the way industries operate. We anticipate that like the business world, the citizen sector will also turn to platforms as one of the strategies to create at-scale system change.  It´s an opportunity our field cannot miss.  

It´s important to clarify that for us, in ASPIRe, the word platform refers to a model of organizing, an approach  ie. An entire model that creates impact by facilitating exchange of values between two or more interdependent groups and NOT a piece of technology (like an app or website).   

We have seen from the work of our fellows and beyond that platforms are an effective vehicle for scale. They achieve impact through networks, connecting and facilitating interactions. Learning from them is an opportunity that the citizen sector cannot afford to miss.   


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