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Changing the Outcome of the Game

July 19, 2017

By Ed Long – Creative Oklahoma & Cross Sector Innovations   At an event hosted recently by Creative Oklahoma, I listened to Thunder general manager Sam Presti, a newly appointed Oklahoma Creativity Ambassador, talk about the creativity that takes place on the basketball court. Men and women are given a ball and have to create something.…

Philanthropreneurship | How The Creative Democracy Can Transform Communities

July 3, 2017

By Susan McCalmont In a growing world of complexity and change, we are all being challenged to imagine new solutions for the collective problems facing us, and even develop new definitions for what it means to be part of a civil society where civic discourse is encouraged and celebrated. A global shift is making space…

Creative Oklahoma Partners with Cross Sector Innovations to Support Communities

June 14, 2017
Cross Sector Innovations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact:Ed Creative Oklahoma is partnering with Cross Sector Innovations to support the Oklahoma Creative Communities (OCC) initiative. Creative Oklahoma launched OCC in 2016 with the vision of ensuring Oklahoma communities are supported in their efforts to implement local solutions to local challenges. There are currently eight communities participating in the initiative,…

Article from NewsOK | Point of View: New perspectives can help Oklahomans with intellectual, developmental disabilities

May 31, 2017

By Wanda Felty and Ed Long   Social innovation requires that we not only look for new solutions to problems, but that we also look at the problem through multiple lenses. A new lens for viewing social challenges can offer insight into new, complementary solutions. The challenges faced by Oklahomans with intellectual and developmental disabilities…

Platinum-selling country music superstar Blake Shelton added to list of honorees for 2017 Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors Gala

March 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Stéphanie Coderre Porras 405.232.5570×7 Oklahoma City — Creative Oklahoma is pleased to announce that country music superstar Blake Shelton will attend the 2017 Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors Gala to be honored as one of this year’s Ambassadors at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City on Monday, April 3. A…

Who We Are

February 8, 2017

By Ed Long “It is not about who we want to be; it’s about who we are.” Bruce Carter, owner and curator of the Tallgrass Art Gallery in Pawhuska and also our tour guide, reminded us of this at the beginning and end of our day when a group of Creative Oklahoma board members and…

Article from NewsOK – Entrepreneurship in Government: Creating New Possibilities

February 5, 2017

By Chad Mullen and Ed Long Even in times of economic prosperity, state agencies in Oklahoma may not have the resources to develop and launch innovative tools for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery and program administration. For the full article click here:   You may leave your comment below or email Ed…

2017 Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors Announced

January 31, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Stéphanie Coderre Porras 405.232.5570×7 Oklahoma City (Jan 17) — Governor Mary Fallin will designate seven prominent Oklahomans as Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors on April 3rd at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. The 2017 Ambassador honorees who will be present to receive their awards from Governor Fallin will be…

Creating Oklahoma’s Future

January 24, 2017

Another amazing blog post from our collaborator, Ed Long. “By coming together to launch innovative solutions in communities across the state, we can avoid larger challenges in the future and build a stronger state today for all Oklahomans.” Ain’t that right?! Happy reading! Ed Long Entrepreneurial leaders anticipate challenges and opportunities ahead of their…

More is Possible. Expect it.

January 11, 2017

I again want to thank Mr. Ed Long for his contribution and hard work in creativity.  This guy gets it!  His article is a must read, providing solutions when everyone else says it can’t be done. Ed Long In this series on social innovation and creative problem-solving, it’s been said that more is possible…

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