In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a nonprofit leader shares lessons on preparedness, collaboration, and resilience.
Social Services Innovations in public services that promote equity and opportunity
New organizations often bring new tactics to old problems, but they need funding and support to move from idea to systemic change.
Colombia’s Comfama has brought critical economic and social services to Medellín. Can this public-private hybrid continue to bolster the country’s growing middle class?
How a social service organization defined equity and made it a core of its programs for low-income families in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati, Ohio region.
Nine communities in the United States are finding ways to invest in housing to contain health care costs.
New legislation around the United States aims to combat the widespread practice of shaming students who cannot pay for school lunch.
Several states are adopting the Finnish practice of distributing “baby boxes” to expectant parents—and taking the opportunity to also educate families about safe sleep for infants.
We must address the poverty that underlies criminal recidivism if we want to reduce the number of people in US prisons and jails.
The Contemplative-Based Resilience Project is using meditation to help aid workers stave off burnout.
Funders and others can better support the involvement of those who use social services in service design and implementation. And by doing so, they can generate more meaningful, systems-level impact.
Global aid agencies must shift from just agreeing to “go local” to preparing development experts for the task.
Far from being a win-win financial instrument, SIBs come with significant technical burdens and exemplify an ideological shift in welfare service provision.
Stories are the most powerful tool we have for increasing understanding and building engagement with complex issues. Telling them well can drive belief and behavior change.
An excerpt from Unjust Conditions: Women’s Work and the Hidden Cost of Cash Transfer Programs.