Category: Social Good

Donating to Maximize Impact

Learning to apply the principles of Lean Impact Investing has been a journey, with humble beginnings at my local church. I consider tithing 10% of my income to my local church to be the absolute…

Designing & Testing the Common App

Using user-centered design to get more families into social service programs faster. Problem Once an individual finds a resource that can help them meet a basic need, we often see that the application and enrollment…

Going from Slow and Isolated to Quick and Collaborative

For nearly 50 years, social innovation has followed roughly the same trajectory – philanthropy funds pilot programs, researchers evaluate the results, and government replicates what works. This process, which we’ll call “pilot-evaluate-replicate,” makes sense given…

Turning a Hypothesis into a Functional App (Part 2)

Thank you to Dave Guarino, Director of GetCalFresh, for contributing this piece. We have spent nearly four years building GetCalFresh, a service to make it as easy as possible for all eligible Californians to successfully enroll…