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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.

A training ground for students and lifelong learners.

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

A catalyst for scalable, leading-edge ecosystem ideas.

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

What makes the Beeck Center tick? Our great people of course! Hear from our staff as we welcome you to the Center, and share the values we instill in everything we do.

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The second in our series on participatory funding shares examples of how philanthropies and other funders are listening more to the communities they serve, and giving back some of their power.

In the wake of the pandemic, it’s become abundantly clear that simply transitioning traditional classroom teaching to virtual environments is falling well-short of delivering on the value proposition of higher education. The pandemic has laid bare the need for new models for education that prepare students as society-literate leaders who can solve real world problems that serve the common good.

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Upcoming Event

Tuesday, September 29, 12pm ET – Ideas That Transform: What if Colleges Designed Impact-oriented "Bridge Years"?

The COVID pandemic has had a significant impact on higher education, leaving colleges and universities around the world scrambling as they figure out how to provide quality education that prepares students for successful and impactful careers. In the wake of this challenge, it’s become abundantly clear that simply transitioning traditional classroom teaching to virtual environments is falling well-short of delivering on the value proposition of higher education. The pandemic has laid bare the need for new models for education that prepare students as society-literate leaders who can solve real world problems that serve the common good.

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.