New Models to Deliver Social Impact
Journal of the American Planning Association
Sherry Arnstein’s classic “A Ladder of Citizen Participation” still shapes our understanding of citizen participation within and beyond planning. However, Arnstein’s citizen control offers communities only partial authority. Rather, community control does not fundamentally alter the political and economic power … Continue reading
Pay for Success is an approach to contracting that ties payment for service delivery to the achievement of measurable outcomes. Private investors provide upfront financing for a social service and are repaid with a return on investment by a back-end … Continue reading
Do hybrid firms out-provide traditional business structures? An examination of prosocial behavior in North Carolina firms
USC Price Center for Social Innovation
Hybrid organizations are organizations that employ a for-profit model with a social mission. In recent years, there has been a push to create formal legal designations that protect the organization’s social mission while allowing it to access investment capital and … Continue reading
A concise introduction to the “pay for success” model with resource links for additional study.
A concise introduction to the concept of “collective impact” with two examples of significant initiatives in Los Angeles.