How to Take Risks, Make the World a Better Place, and Get Paid

Gary Painter walks us through some examples of these new “outcome-based” payment systems to encourage innovative risk-taking to solve wicked problems in public policy.

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LA Hashtags (Her)self

Los Angeles Hashtags Itself, a six-episode, limited series podcast, looking at Angeleno organizations leading trend of using digital media for urban & social development. Digital media are fast becoming the for material and social placemaking.

If you like art, community benefits organizations, cultural journalism, real estate, transportation, and the technology industry generally, we hope you will find something worth hearing.

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Bedrosian kicks off semester with foundation spending debate

by Justine Dodgen We kicked off the spring semester last week with a Price Governance Salon, a program that creates opportunities for students and faculty to engage with top researchers and exchange ideas. Visiting scholar Brian Galle, Professor of Law at Georgetown University, presented the findings of his paper called, “Pay It Forward? Law and…

Five minutes with Alex Graddy-Reed

by Justine Dodgen The Bedrosian Center welcomed several new faculty affiliates for the 2015-2016 school year- today, we’ve put Alex Graddy-Reed in the spotlight. Graddy-Reed is an Assistant Professor at the USC Price School where her research focuses on philanthropy, social innovation, and grantmakers’ strategies to be more outcome and impact minded. Dr. Graddy-Reed recently sat…

When Policy Evaluation, Social Innovation, and Policy Design demand that you Go Look and See

by Martin Krieger 1. What to look for: There is always the idea that if you can’t measure it, you are not doing it right. In much of public policy, you try for various measures, but you know as well that they are proxies, and they may not be reliable or even accurate. So what do…

War On Poverty: Still Worth Fighting? Yes!!

This week marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s announcement of the war on poverty. The anniversary has sparked many retrospectives this week about the policies and programs that emerged from it, as well as a debate about its effectiveness. The New York Times, for example, hosted an online forum with national experts offering their takes on the War’s legacy and future prospects.