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To Build a Movement

April 18, 2017: As fellow students, organizers, business leaders, and policy makers, what movements are you a part of, and what work do you see left do to?

Social Innovator Paul Schmitz Arrives at Georgetown

An energetic entrepreneur, an avid activist and a Bob Dylan fan, Paul Schmitz is the Beeck Center’s first Innovator in Residence. This fall, he will lead a series of lectures and activities related to leadership and social innovation, available for the Georgetown community.

What are We Really Willing to Risk for Real Return?

This is not about fixing. This is about changing the system. Dr. King called for action and Peter Buffett is also making the same call. We need a completely new way of thinking, new models, new systems and a collective approach from business, government, and social sectors leaders alike to make a dent on the world’s greatest challenges.

Innovation is Not Just Apps

When thinking about technology innovation it is critical to think beyond simply the tool. We need to also think about how a given innovation directly affects and engages citizens. Fortunately governments are working to create spaces for civic engagement.

Congress Needs Its Bacon Back

Welcome back to the continuing series, Warlord Leadership Lessons, your handy how-to guide for advancing practical solutions, in confusing times, to our most vexing social challenges.

Building Public-Private Partnerships to Scale Pay for Success

Pay For Success is a model that incentivizes the government, investors, and non-profits to work together to produce better outcomes for our citizens. That would be a positive change on its own, but the model provides an additional benefit because it produces these better outcomes in a way that saves taxpayer dollars.

#SheDisrupts and the Power of Inclusion

These women are achieving for maximum impact and disruptive innovations — helping women get back on their feet, investing in businesses that have environmental impact, and creating opportunities for women to grow their businesses.

Research Spotlight: Government Innovation

We launched our Government Innovation work last summer to drive an action-oriented dialogue on how government, social sector, and philanthropy leaders can reimagine the public sector for the 21st Century.

Designing a Sustainable Future

Building off our work from the past year, we worked with leaders from across the student body and university administration to use design thinking to address questions surrounding sustainability at the Georgetown campus.

Category Archives: Policy Innovation

Fare Evasion: Access in an Unequal System

Fare Evasion: Access in an Unequal System

August 14, 2017: Public transportation, a system designed to increase access and affordability, should not increase the financial burden for its poorest residents.

Contracting for Social Impact

Contracting for Social Impact

May 19, 2017: To achieve lasting social change, governments need to use smart, effective models that connect private capital to public sector priorities.

Welcoming Adam Neufeld to the Beeck Center

Welcoming Adam Neufeld to the Beeck Center

May 8, 2017: We are proud to announce the appointment of Adam Neufeld as our newest Fellow, in partnership with the Institute for Technology Policy at Georgetown Law.

To Build a Movement

To Build a Movement

April 18, 2017: As fellow students, organizers, business leaders, and policy makers, what movements are you a part of, and what work do you see left do to?

What is Social Innovation, Really?

What is Social Innovation, Really?

The focus on social impact and innovation at the Beeck Center was a major draw for me, but I didn’t know what it meant, not really.

Social Innovator Paul Schmitz Arrives at Georgetown

Social Innovator Paul Schmitz Arrives at Georgetown

An energetic entrepreneur, an avid activist and a Bob Dylan fan, Paul Schmitz is the Beeck Center’s first Innovator in Residence. This fall, he will lead a series of lectures and activities related to leadership and social innovation, available for the Georgetown community.

What are We Really Willing to Risk for Real Return?

What are We Really Willing to Risk for Real Return?

This is not about fixing. This is about changing the system. Dr. King called for action and Peter Buffett is also making the same call. We need a completely new way of thinking, new models, new systems and a collective approach from business, government, and social sectors leaders alike to make a dent on the world’s greatest challenges.

Innovation is Not Just Apps

Innovation is Not Just Apps

When thinking about technology innovation it is critical to think beyond simply the tool. We need to also think about how a given innovation directly affects and engages citizens. Fortunately governments are working to create spaces for civic engagement.

Congress Needs Its Bacon Back

Congress Needs Its Bacon Back

Welcome back to the continuing series, Warlord Leadership Lessons, your handy how-to guide for advancing practical solutions, in confusing times, to our most vexing social challenges.

Building Public-Private Partnerships to Scale Pay for Success

Building Public-Private Partnerships to Scale Pay for Success

Pay For Success is a model that incentivizes the government, investors, and non-profits to work together to produce better outcomes for our citizens. That would be a positive change on its own, but the model provides an additional benefit because it produces these better outcomes in a way that saves taxpayer dollars.

The Culture of Collective Impact

The Culture of Collective Impact

I came to believe in collective impact from a cognitive dissonance I increasingly experienced during two decades of work in the nonprofit sector.

To be successful, let failure be your muse

To be successful, let failure be your muse

I never thought of failure as a tool for development. It was fascinating to me that leaders could recognize their mistakes, without a constant fear of being judged.

Why We Support the Social Impact Partnership Act

Why We Support the Social Impact Partnership Act

On behalf of the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University, I applaud U.S. Representatives Young and Delaney for re-introducing the Social Impact Partnership Act today.

#SheDisrupts and the Power of Inclusion

#SheDisrupts and the Power of Inclusion

These women are achieving for maximum impact and disruptive innovations — helping women get back on their feet, investing in businesses that have environmental impact, and creating opportunities for women to grow their businesses.

Fixing Democracy: Global Efforts to Tackle Poverty and Climate Change

Fixing Democracy: Global Efforts to Tackle Poverty and Climate Change

The SDGs will attempt to change international indicators on policies like poverty and climate change, but they will also have a new goal: to create “responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.” This goal builds on the democratic innovations around the globe.

Research Spotlight: Government Innovation

Research Spotlight: Government Innovation

We launched our Government Innovation work last summer to drive an action-oriented dialogue on how government, social sector, and philanthropy leaders can reimagine the public sector for the 21st Century.

Designing a Sustainable Future

Designing a Sustainable Future

Building off our work from the past year, we worked with leaders from across the student body and university administration to use design thinking to address questions surrounding sustainability at the Georgetown campus.

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