Impact at Scale

Working alongside experts and students, we surface, accelerate, and scale promising interventions to fill market, policy, or structural gaps that may impede faster positive social change.

Who We Are

We are an experiential hub with two key mandates.

Through Georgetown University, we operate as an orchestrating broker across sectors to increase the probability of scaled positive impact, ultimately provoking grassroot and institutional leaders to think, behave, and collaborate differently toward a shared vision of prosperity for all.

We believe that accelerating social change hinges on all sectors operating in concert. We take promising, impact-ripe efforts that fill ecosystem gaps and ready them for scale. Our experiential work always includes students as our long-game, to actively ready future leaders in the evolving impact space.

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A training ground for students and lifelong learners.

Equipping future global leaders with the tools and approaches to further the common good.

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A catalyst for scalable, leading-edge ecosystem ideas.

Promoting outcome-driven solutions in three primary areas: Fair Finance, Data + Digital, and Sustainable Student Impact.

Our latest work.

As new government appointees begin their terms, many will be tasked with implementing change. Doing that successfully isn't easy, but we have examples that point the way.

Chief Data Officers (CDOs) at all levels of government need strategies and best practices in the formation and operations of a data-sharing collective. This playbook provides checklists to make it easy.

Executive Director Cori Zarek lays out a number of ways the new administration can make the government's tech workforce better meet todays needs.

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Upcoming Event

Will There Be Justice for George Floyd?

The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, The George Washington University Law School, and the Justice Innovation Lab are convening a discussion with people who struggled with this question in the wake of a 2015 police killing: the murder of Walter Scott in North Charleston, SC.

Our Approach

We value things differently.

Our work centers on investing in outcomes for individuals and society. We believe impact at scale requires the courage to think, behave, and collaborate differently.

• Thinking differently. The Beeck Center starts with outcomes first. We question and redefine incentive structures. We scale innovative solutions beyond just organizations. We see it as a social movement of coordinated efforts.

• Behaving differently. Through our applied research, the Beeck Center showcases new models. We don’t shy away from failure. We meet people where they are, knowing that tools, frameworks, and approaches are important to achieve outcomes.

• Collaborating differently. We work beyond silos. The Beeck Center convenes and knits together public, private, and civic actors to co-create solutions leading to lasting positive social outcomes.

… and students get to roll-up their sleeves and participate in all of it.