Community of Practicing Innovators

Practicing innovators in (Dutch) NGOs share inspiration and solve issues together

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The Spindle facilitates a community of innovators in development. Members hold an ex- or implicit innovation role within a Dutch NGO. The community meets every two months, in which they discuss their professional issues around innovation within development cooperation. Chatham House Rules apply.

The community of practice is a group of innovation-minded participants. They either hold a position as an innovation manager or – officer, or they engrain innovation in their roles as a business developer or programme designer. In every meeting, they exchange inspirational content. Also, they discuss one or more organizational cases of one of the participants. You can find more information on a previous session here.

The next session is scheduled for July 2, from 15-16h and will be hosted online, via BigBlueButton!

During this session a case will be proposed by Nina Pavlovska from Dance4Life, with whom we will jointly explore and discuss what the ‘corona times’ have taught us and the lessons we can learn from this unprecedented time.

Are you working within an NGO in The Netherlands and do you have the word ‘innovation’ on your business card or in your DNA – and are you open to share with and learn from colleagues in other organizations? Don’t hesitate to contact us via

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