While communities can benefit from the entry of more welfare nonprofits, there is a point after which greater numbers are counterproductive.
Social Services Innovations in public services that promote equity and opportunity
Launching social enterprises with national reach holds great promise, but there’s no easy route to success—a look at four lessons from the field.
It’s hard to fully understand the effects of interventions that aim to address several life challenges at once. But it can help to transition from all-or-nothing assessments to more incremental measures.
Funders can support positive change by backing proven, replicable interventions and new measurement tools that help draw the connection between services offered and results achieved.
Evidence-based practice has great potential to improve social outcomes, but only if we do a better job marketing and adapting it to address the specific problems at hand.
In laying the groundwork for stronger cross-sector collaboration and outcomes-focused approaches, pay-for-success projects in Silicon Valley are reaping benefits far beyond the success they’ve agreed to invest in.
By offering better early support for struggling families, child welfare services can reduce the need for more serious interventions down the line and improve the wellbeing of whole neighborhoods.
In Japan, minimart chains such as 7-Eleven and Lawson play a major role in providing services for a burgeoning elderly population.
For more and more social change efforts, the key to success lies in clearly defining the desired results for beneficiaries.
Disapproval of welfare recipients who use their benefits to buy “ethical” but costly items is widespread.
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.
Why there is a renewed sense of urgency and optimism about place-based initiatives.
To be effective, collective impact must consider who is engaged, how they work together, and how progress happens.
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.