San Francisco’s Free City program covers tuition at its community college through a real estate transaction tax.
Social Services Innovations in public services that promote equity and opportunity
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.
New legislation around the United States aims to combat the widespread practice of shaming students who cannot pay for school lunch.
From emphasizing the importance of a data culture to exhorting people to “move thoughtfully and improve things,” nonprofit leaders, funders, scholars, and technologists at SSIR's 2019 Data on Purpose Conference provided deep insights into surviving and thriving in an increasingly digital world.
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.
New experiments with civic engagement, outreach, and philanthropic models in Philadelphia offer inspiration for leaders across the social sector.