Ideas at Beeck
We are an incubator for scalable, leading-edge ideas.
We are incubating new tools, frameworks and approaches to better invest in outcomes. Guided by three key elements that become the lens with which all of our ideas revolve, we view policy as a key tool to help these ideas scale.
Financing for outcomes often means shifting incentives is key to lasting change
Collecting, measuring, and using data for effective decision-making is what ultimately leads to better outcomes
People are at the heart of what we do; building trust between institutions and that are meant to serve them will help create well-functioning systems
We take on a select number of projects, ideally with learning partners, that are focused on delivering outcomes. We use the tools of finance, data and civic voice. We start with financing for outcomes. We believe data is critical to deliver on outcomes, but understand that how data is collected and from whom matters. Most importantly, we want to ensure civic voice is embedded in decision-making and the evaluation process. The finance, data and civic voice help us build new models for investing in outcomes. Scale is critical for success. All of our projects fall into one of three stages that show our intentionality toward scaling these efforts.
Stages for Scale
A three-pronged approach to scaling social impact.
We want to test, incubate and scale what works. We believe failure is just as important as success.
We surface leading-edge ideas and models that could achieve outcomes.
We incubate ideas to help them scale, by taking the initial risk, creating models, and catalyzing others to help scale.
We identify and collaborate with partners and networks to move the idea forward outside the Beeck Center.