What we're about
"Complex social problems today outstrip the capacity of any single organization or individual to solve them. We don't need to grow non-profits. We need to grow networks for social change." Alison Fine (http://www.allisonfine.com/index-flash.html), co-author of The Networked Nonprofit (http://www.bethkanter.org/the-networked-nonprofit/)
The Collaboratory Melbourne is a growing community of smart, passionate people with diverse backgrounds, skills and interests who believe that together, we can build better futures for all.
We meet monthly with entrepreneurs, innovators, social pioneers and other special guests from the not-for-profit, government, corporate and community sectors who are leading the way to successfully address our most pressing social and environmental issues.
We are currently developing a model for a community owned civic innovation lab that works in partnership with local government, business, not-for-profit and community organisations as an accelerator for the development of projects and campaigns tackling local issues.
The Collaboratory Melbourne is an initiative of Doing Something Good (http://doingsomethinggood.com.au/). Please join us Doing Something Good on facebook (http://facebook.com/DoingSomethingGood) or as @DoingSomeGood on twitter (http://twitter.com/DoingSomeGood) and follow the conversation using twitter hashtag #CollabMelb (https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23CollabMelb). You can also sign up for updates on the Doing Something Good website (http://doingsomethinggood.com.au).