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Tag: Government Programs

 

Innovations in federal, state, and local government programs

 

Foundations

Using Evaluation as a Strategic Intervention

A new Packard Foundation report illustrates how funders can use evaluation as a powerful strategic intervention for large-scale policy and systems change.

By Eugene Lewit & Paul Jellinek | Aug. 12, 2014
 

Government

Real World Collaboration in Times of Polarization

The newly passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act illustrates how organizations can find space to debate and successfully create cross-sector and bipartisan solutions.

By Mark Edwards & Sarah Beaulieu | 2 | Jul. 15, 2014
 

Government

A Strong Field Framework for SIBs

A look at the strengths and weaknesses of the US Social Impact Bond field framework, and where we need to build capacity to establish SIBs as a viable financial tool.

By Tracy Palandjian & Jane Hughes | 1 | Jul. 2, 2014
 

Environment

Collective Impact for Conservation

How effective collaboration led to the largest conservation deal in history.

By Larry Linden & Guillermo Castilleja | 1 | Jun. 16, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Great Ideas and Great Execution Require Different Skills

Five important lessons on the relationship between innovating and achieving scale.

By Bill Shore | 2 | Jun. 3, 2014
 

Human Rights

Government Innovation in Child Welfare

The federal government is empowering states to improve child welfare systems using design-thinking and other innovative approaches.

By Marquis Cabrera | May. 30, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Building Leadership Diversity: A Call to Action for Philanthropy

Philanthropy can lead the way to opportunity for young men and boys of color by supporting diverse leadership.

By Kelly Brown | 3 | May. 27, 2014
 

Government

Lessons in Mass Collaboration

Recent experience with government-convened hackathons has generated insights into the methods and instruments used to design effective mass collaboration efforts.

 

Nonprofits

Scrutinizing ONE’s “Secret Sauce” for Global Social Change

How a global NGO has fought extreme poverty using a formula that mixes pragmatic incrementalism and practical idealism with pop culture.

By Jamie Drummond | 1 | May. 16, 2014
 

Government

Government by Toolkit

The first chief technology officer of the United States offers a vision for remaking public services.
Reviewed By Sonal Shah | May. 14, 2014