Read the Beeck Center’s new report, Funding for Results: A Review of Government Outcomes-Based Agreements, on how governments can re-align incentives and design outcomes-focused policy to drive impact in communities. To learn more about our report and our November convening, visit driveimpact.org.
GU Impacts is a program that provides experiential education in social enterprise, giving Georgetown students the opportunity to work directly on entrepreneurship projects in economically developing countries over the summer.
Be sure to read what Congressman John Delaney has to say about the Pay for Success event that took place on October 1st!
“Having taken two companies public before joining Congress, people often ask me if I find it frustrating that the government doesn’t operate like a business…” You can find the rest of his post on our blog.
To solve problems on a global scale, we need global capital pools to respond. This means that, alongside the pioneering investors already allocating for impact, we need impact investment to find its formal place within institutional portfolios.
To learn more, please take a look at the Global Impact Investing Report.
In August, we had the honor of partnering with the U.S. Department of Education and Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton for the My Brother’s Keeper Data Jam, a day-long event. Mr. Shelton is also the Executive Director of My Brother’s Keeper, the President Obama’s flagship initiative to empower boys and men of color.
Learn more about the Data Jam in our Letter from the Executive Director!
In this interactive course taught by Paul Schmitz, students will explore how leadership works and has worked through social change history, consider a set of values and practices for effective leadership today, and identify their own leadership purpose and style. Read more about our first meeting, click here.
Led by the Offices of the President and the Provost, Georgetown’s Designing the Future(s) of the University is an initiative that engages the whole community to explore issues facing higher education and experiment with new ways to envision and deliver education.
The Master's in Global Human Development at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service is an innovative, academically rigorous skills-based program designed to produce highly qualified graduates. GHD prepares students - through coursework, extracurriculars, and a practical field work experience - to understand and address the challenges of development as successful professionals.
The Global Social Enterprise Initiative at the McDonough School of Business prepares leaders to make responsible management decisions that create both economic and social value. GSEI engages corporate, nonprofit, government, and other stakeholders to advance the understanding of social enterprise.
The Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center offers free corporate and transactional legal services to social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and select small businesses in DC. Through the Clinic, law students learn to translate theory into practice by engaging in the supervised practice of law for educational credit.
With a new year comes new opportunities. When the 114th Congress is sworn in next month, policymakers will have a huge opportunity to demonstrate how government can be more innovative and achieve real results for all Americans. It is time to move beyond partisan debate to a shared conversation on new ideas that can have impact at scale.
The Hill; December 17, 2014
A new report from Georgetown University analyzes public spending. Sonal Shah from the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University discusses ways to increase effectiveness while reducing cost.
Comcast Newsmakers; November 16, 2014
Governments around the world are beginning to embrace outcomes-based funding as a way to increase their impact.
Stanford Social Innovation Review; November 13, 2014
The Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown University today released its report on outcomes-focused policy, which illustrates how the public sector can realign funding to reform social service delivery and improve results...
My Social Good News - Nov 13, 2014
I came to believe in collective impact from a cognitive dissonance I increasingly experienced during two decades of work in the nonprofit sector. It culminated in April, 2010, when I awoke to a headline that my hometown Milwaukee had the worst 4th grade reading scores for African American children in America. That same day I received a newsletter from a well-regarded youth organization boasting about the outcomes it was achieving for the children they served. I could not reconcile why we had great programs achieving outcomes, and yet the city-wide numbers did not seem to ever change.
Huffington Post; October 22, 2014