Citizen Experience Lab
Enabling institutional leaders to explore and test new business models in public services.Work With Us
In collaboration with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation BIF supported a collaborative effort between environmentalist groups and New England fisherman to create a shared vision for sustainable groundfish stocks in New England.
BIF worked with The Health and Wellness Alliance for Children -- a cross-sectoral, nonprofit group of community organizations in Dallas, TX focused on helping children achieve their health and well-being potential -- to engage families and put them at the center of determining where change needs to happen.
In partnership with Babson College, Entrepreneurs of all Kinds is rooted in a deep understanding of the experiences of entrepreneurs of all kinds and engages them in the conceptual development of wholly new experiences.
This (100k Ideas) is our favorite type of model here at BIF because it taps into what we call “the gold in the grey space” — working across sectors and industries to meet true citizen needs while transforming each of the latter.
You have to get to know the community with which you are working, the people that live there, and what their aspirations are before you can begin any sort of sustainable work in community transformation.
Human-centered design, the core of BIF’s methodology, helps leaders shift how they understand a problem, see interconnections, and better frame wholistic solutions. That is one benefit to a Next Practice Lab: it can generate more holistic models that can be scaled by social impact bonds, getting more bang for the taxpayer buck.