This free, online event was held on July 29,2010, and was convened by the Ash Center's Government Innovators Network. Please visit the event page to access the slide presentations and resources associated with this webinar.

Event description: Procurement is built on standards and rules intended to protect the public trust and to be fair for vendors. How does one carve out space for trying new ideas within a culture where process trumps outcomes?

This webinar, sponsored by the Government Innovators Network and the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, featured experienced city government officials who have been trusted with procuring social services. Each has committed their careers to both public service and unlocking the potential of innovation to drive progress. They shared their experiences promoting, from inside government, innovation within social service delivery systems often dominated by government funding and rules.

Webinar panelists include Linda Gibbs and David Gragan.