North Carolina’s Project Lazarus has brought harm-reduction principles to Appalachia to address the opioid addiction crisis.
Social Services Innovations in public services that promote equity and opportunity
San Francisco’s Free City program covers tuition at its community college through a real estate transaction tax.
How collaboration between nonprofit evaluators and organizational consultants can increase efficiency and lead to deeper results.
The real promise of pay-for-success lies in changing how government funds social services.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a nonprofit leader shares lessons on preparedness, collaboration, and resilience.
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.
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.
Auticon aims to change society’s perception of people on the autism spectrum for the benefit of businesses and employees alike.
Kate Lauzon found sobriety and a role as an activist through her Massachusetts city's weekly resident feedback sessions, a gathering of civic groups known as “Working Cities Wednesdays” organized by Habitat for Humanity. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
Global aid agencies must shift from just agreeing to “go local” to preparing development experts for the task.