Impact at Scale

We are a training ground for students and an incubator for scalable, leading-edge ideas in service of the common good.

What is the Beeck Center?

We are an experiential hub that has two key mandates.

A training ground for students.

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

An incubator for scalable, leading-edge ecosystem ideas.

Promoting outcome-driven solutions using the tools of finance and data + digital

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 re-define incentive structures. Leveraging the tools of finance, data, and civic voice, we scale innovative solutions beyond just organizations.
  • 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 Center convenes public, private, and civic actors to co-create solutions leading to lasting outcomes.

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

Upcoming Events

Join us in building a community to shift paradigms.

November 19, 2019

Data, Digital + Social Impact Seminar Series – Part 5: Digital Service Delivery and Design

During the Fall 2019 semester, the Digital Service Collaborative at the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University is offering a limited series of five seminar-style conversations, led by experts in technology, data science, and social sector innovation. The seminar will be a mix of presentations and conversation held over dinner and will be open to a limited number of Georgetown students and faculty and invited social innovators. We are keeping these sessions small to facilitate an inclusive discussion.
Seminar Themes by Date
  • September 24: Leveraging Data for Impact
  • October 8: Balancing Data Use with Data Privacy
  • October 22: Digital Government + Public Interest Tech
  • November 5: Digital Service Delivery and Design
  • November 19: Maximizing Social Impact for Data + Digital

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November 20, 2019

GU Impacts Info Webinar

You've heard of GU Impacts -- but is it the right fit for you?
Join Beeck Center's Program Manager, Franchesca Rybar, on Wednesday, November 20 at 12:30pm to learn more about this fellowship opportunity. We'll cover the mission, logistics, and requirements for this program, as well as hear from two alumni, and leave ample time for your questions. Even if you are unable to attend the webinar live, you should still register below. We'll record the session and email it to all registrants. Applications for GU Impacts open on Friday, November 22.

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November 21, 2019

Fair Finance Workshop: More Than Measurement

Join us for an interactive workshop on impact management and the value in performance metrics, goal-setting, and field best practices.
Students, alumni, and professionals in the DC area will learn about the field of impact management. They will take away a basic understanding of an approach to managing impact performance within the impact investing field. The workshop will also review measurement tools across various impact organizations. Participants will engage with the topic with pre-reading material as a foundation for discussions.

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December 9, 2019

Student Analyst Capstone Showcase

The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation looks forward to hosting the Student Analyst Capstone Showcase on Monday, December 9 from 1-3pm. The Showcase features a dozen undergraduate and graduate Student Analysts sharing their work from the Fall 2019 semester in driving towards systems-level impact through various projects within our Fair Finance, Data + Digital, and Student Engagement portfolios. The Beeck Center’s Student Analyst program sits at the intersection of our two mandates as a training ground for students and an incubator for leading edge ideas, and the Showcase offers an opportunity to learn about how we are training the next generation of social impact leaders while gaining insights on some of the problems we are working to solve, from Census 2020 to Opportunity Zones. Join us for a panel discussion and presentations. Food and refreshments will be served! Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, Room 415.

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