Tipping Point Launches T Works: Homelessness

New division will address chronic homelessness in San Francisco In an unprecedented effort to focus our attention as a community, today, more than 70 news outlets across our region are reporting on an issue that we know all too well: homelessness. In San Francisco, the face of the new economy, this epidemic couldn’t be more &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/tipping-point-launches-t-works-homelessness">Continued</a>

Finding Common Ground: The Probation Experience Reimagined

By Kelly Gregory, Luis Guzman + Laura Urquiaga, T Lab Prisoner Reentry Team The U.S. makes up 5% of the world’s total population and over 20% of the world’s prison population. Earlier this year, we published learnings from our research explaining our focus on young adults in the Bay Area. Over two-thirds of people age &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/finding-common-ground-the-probation-experience-reimagined">Continued</a>

Data Drives Us: 5 Lessons from Our Impact + Learning Team

Over the past 10 years, there has been a huge shift in how philanthropists use data. Funders have switched from simply collecting transactional information about their grants to relying on data to assess the outcomes of those investments and chart progress toward achieving their mission. A new report from GuideStar and Exponent Partners provides a &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/data-drives-us-5-lessons-from-our-impact-learning-team">Continued</a>

T Lab Microtrials Begin

We’re just over the halfway through T Lab’s third and final pilot year. Our teams are getting ready to unveil their ideas in the areas of child care, pre-k education and prisoner reentry. For the next eight weeks, Problem-Solvers will road test their service concepts, gaining important feedback from those in the community along the &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/t-lab-microtrials-begin">Continued</a>

From Unknown to Known: R+D in the Non-Profit Sector

Last week Renuka Kher, our Managing Director of R+D and Co-Director of ‪‎ T Lab, spoke at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center about the importance of building R+D into nonprofit work. In this country, 7 out of 10 people born into poverty will remain in poverty their entire lives. That’s true even here in the Bay &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/from-unknown-to-known-rd-in-the-non-profit-sector">Continued</a>

T Lab Puts the R in R+D

Earlier this month, our three T Lab teams presented findings from the initial phase of their work: research into the areas of child care, pre-k education and prisoner reentry. Each team derived insights from interviews with subject experts, practitioners in the field, and low-income individuals or families with experiences related to the issues at hand. &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/t-lab-puts-the-r-in-rd">Continued</a>

Making Patchwork Child Care Work for Families in Need

By Helen Lerums, Hilary McConnaughey + Rebecca Wolfe Child care is expensive for parents across the socioeconomic spectrum, but it is especially daunting for low-income families. For someone working full-time at minimum wage in California, infant care amounts to more than 63% of annual income. For the last few months, our team has been researching the &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/making-patchwork-child-care-work-for-families-in-need">Continued</a>

San Francisco Chronicle Features T Lab’s “Little Scholars” Preschool on a Bus

Thanksgiving and the holiday season are a time when we often pause to reflect on the work we’ve accomplished over the last year. We’re grateful for committed partners, grantees, and donors who help us do this impactful work in our community. Among those projects that we’re particularly grateful for is one concept created by the &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/san-francisco-chronicle-features-t-labs-little-scholars-preschool-on-a-bus">Continued</a>


Last month, Tipping Point’s R+D pilot program, T Lab, welcomed nine new Problem-Solvers to focus on some of the Bay Area’s most challenging issues — childcare, early childhood education, and the re-entry of formerly incarcerated people back into society. Over the next five months, the Problem-Solvers will work closely with Tipping Point grantee leaders, experts in design, &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/meet-our-new-t-lab-problem-solvers">Continued</a>

Highlights from Our 2nd Annual T Lab Playback

The second T Lab cohort with our partners from frog design. &nbsp; While many industries pour billions into research and development in the pursuit of groundbreaking ideas, most human-service organizations simply do not. Given the enormity of this gap, how can we expect that non-profits operate a quickly and nimbly as our for-profit counterparts? Last &hellip; <a href="https://tippingpoint.org/thought-leadership/blog/highlights-from-our-2nd-annual-t-lab-playback">Continued</a>