Anxiety about debt and financial stability can severely reduce the productivity and health of employees, which can hurt a company’s bottom line. Businesses, government, and philanthropic organizations should embrace the case for improving the financial well-being of workers.
The Arkansas nonprofit Our House, which provides shelter to homeless families and individuals working to regain their economic independence, has built a culture of continuous feedback with surveys, community councils, and “happy or not” voting terminals. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
When Paula John visited Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services for help with her arthritis, she encountered long wait times and unfriendly staff. Her feedback led to changes that transformed her opinion of the organization. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
Billions of dollars are poised to flow into development impact bonds (DIBs) as a mechanism for solving social challenges around the world. Now is the time to make sure these complex structures are grounded in sensible approaches to measuring impact.