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Social innovation

Social innovation eXchange, otherwise known as SiX, is both an event series (brought to you by The Pittsburgh Foundation in concert with Pop City, The Sprout Fund and sponsored in part by the Buhl Foundation) and a topic we plan to cover more at Pop City. Who's leading the charge in affecting change for the public good? Social innovation requires us to think differently about how to solve tough social problems,: it's getting new people around the table, from techies and artists to those in business and those already working on the issues. It's not just coming up with ideas. It's putting good ideas to work.

Social innovation Features

Sixteen Pittsburgh social media mavens to follow

Because eight is never enough, this week we bring you eight more Pittsburgh social media-ites who are using the power of their networks for good.

Sixteen Pittsburgh social media mavens to follow

In part one of a series, Pop City points your browser to the city's top bloggers, tweeters, Instagram-ists and others, as we survey newcomers and veterans, the celebrated or those who should be, who are using social media to make Pittsburgh better – or just make us laugh.

Join the conversation: Engage! Pop City

Check out Pop City's new civic engagement platform where you can join conversations about making Pittsburgh a better place to be. Let's hear your ideas about how our city can be more welcoming, for example, or how we can be better connected. There's even a conversation about favorite East End Brewery beers. Click here to see Engage! Pop City.

SiX video: Connecting our City

This short video captures some of the energy and ideas from our recent social innovation eXchange about forging new connections in our city. Check it out and then take the next step and fund your own idea!

SiX: Sprout announces more funding for connecting Pittsburgh

Got a new and innovative idea to better connect Pittsburgh? The Sprout Fund is waiting to hear from you. Read about our latest social innovation exchange and find out how you can help move our city forward.
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