Future of Community Panel


Thursday, May 21

Future of Community – How Nonprofits and Businesses Are Engaging Audiences to Grow Their Impact

I have one comp ticket to give away, first come first serve. Otherwise, use code BSC25 to get 25% off.


Eli Malinsky, Executive Director, Centre for Social Innovation

David Spinks​, CEO, CMX Media

Kristin Hodgson​, Communications Director, Meetup

Sarah Judd Welch​, CEO/Head of Community Design, Loyal

Marcos Salazar​, Co-Founder + Executive Director, Be Social Change

Lee-Sean Huang, Co-Founder / Creative Director, Foossa

More information and registration>>

Last Call for Cornell Design Thinking Innovation Lab

Register for Cornell Executive Business Education’s first 2-day Intensive Innovation Lab in New York City, May 7-8. People only associate Stanford with Design Thinking, the 5-step innovation methodology that helps companies create new products, services and redesign processes (an $11,500 investment).

Now, Cornell​ will be offering executive classes teaching the methodology in NYC. A 10% discount off the $3990 fee is available for 2 or more people from a corporation and the fee is reduced to $2500 startups and nonprofits. The April 17th deadline is nearly here. I will be there as a coach and mentor.

Learn more & register


Foossa Spring Newsletter 2015

Community News

Our partners at Made in the Lower East Side are offering free co-working space for businesses and residents affected by the recent East Village explosion and fire.

Happy Mango, an alternative credit rating start-up, was recently featured in USA Today. Foossa designed Happy Mango’s brand identity and user interface. 

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Design Thinking Innovation Lab
May 7-8, Cornell University, NYC
Lee-Sean Huang will be a facilitator and mentor at this two-day executive education course based on the pioneering curriculum developed at IDEO and the Stanford d.school.

Transformative Storytelling
May 11, Centre for Social Innovation, NYC
Learn how to use narrative to inspire and activate your community. Use coupon code LeeSean25 for 25% off.

Un-School of Disruptive Design Summer Fellowship
June 14-20, NYC
Lee-Sean will be a mentor at this week-long program in design, sustainability, and social innovation. The deadline to apply for scholarships is Wednesday, April 8, while the general admissions deadline is April 15.

Recent Publications

Social Good Guides – Authored by industry experts, the Social Good Guides are a collection of subject-specific guides created for startup changemakers. Lee-Sean wrote the Intro to Strategy guide.

Innovation Spirit Animals: How 5 Mythical Beasts Can Help You Tackle Real-World Challenges

How (Not) to Design Meaningful Civic Conversations

#WeWashing: When “Sharing” is Renting and “Community” is a Commodity

India and the Culture of Innovation – Co-authored by Foossa’s researcher-at-large, Kris Hartley


Join the Awesome Foundation for #AwesomeTalks‬
April 30, Orbital Space, NYC
Hear from former grantees and learn about our $1000 grants to forward awesome in the universe.

Do Good Data
April 30-May 1, Chicago
Foossa’s David Colby Reed will be in Chicago for the Do Good Data conference and looks forward to others interested in data science and civic technology. Connect with him on Twitter to meet up.

Innovation Spirit Animals

How 5 Mythical Beasts Can Help You Tackle Real-World Challenges

Meet five spirit animals from Foossa’s innovation menagerie: Ouroboros, Chimera, Kitsune, Hydra, and Trojan Horse. More than just mascots, each mythical creature embodies a mindset and a methodology for solving social and business challenges. Together they enhance our strategic toolkit for creative action. Let’s learn more about these spirit animals.

Read more on Medium

Innovation Spirit Animals

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