Mistakes to Success cover imageLearning from Constructive Failures was a project supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to learn from mistakes made in the field of community economic development.

The objective of the project was to identify the lessons learned from mistakes made in the design and implementation of economic development initiatives so that nonprofits can boost their capacity to manage complex community economic development efforts.

The project compiled papers that identified mistakes and constructive failures and published them as a book, Mistakes to Success: Learning and Adapting When Things Go Wrong.


For more information on MDC and Learning from Constructive Failures, contact Colin Austin, JD.