Nicaraguan streets at sunset A presenter shows her idea at the Data Jam Our first Leadership for Social Change Seminar

Beeck Futures Fellows 2015 -- Apply Now!

Apply today to be a Futures Fellow with the Beeck Center for Spring 2015. Click here to learn more.

Drive Impact

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

GU Impacts

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.

Building Public-Private Partnerships to Scale Pay for Success

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.

Global Impact Investing Report

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.

MBK Data Jam

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!

Leadership for Social Change

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.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Beeck Center Futures Fellows Info Session

    Interested students are invited to attend an information session on January 8, 2015.

    January 8, 2015 6:00-8:00PM

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Innovation in government to achieve results

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

Public Spending: Sonal Shah Interview for Comcast

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

Transforming Government Funding to Drive Impact

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 Releases Report On How Governments Can Pay For Success

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

The Culture of Collective Impact

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

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