John O'Leary is a former GOVERNING contributor. He is co-author of "If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Getting Big Things Done in Government."E-mail: email@example.com
In July, President Barack Obama held a meeting in the White House, bringing together some of the nation's most distinguished social innovators. Stephen Goldsmith, who serves as Vice Chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service, moderated the event. You can read about it and see the video here.