Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Case Foundation: A Hairball to Help Non-Profits Untangle Strategy

2018-05-12T14:08:42-05:00

Starting a new nonprofit is a difficult process. Besides choosing a mission, developing a strategy and hiring employees, a new organization must figure out how they fit into the larger nonprofit landscape and find support. “How can I attract supporters?” “With whom can I partner?” “What are people saying about me?” These are just some [...]

Case Foundation: A Hairball to Help Non-Profits Untangle Strategy2018-05-12T14:08:42-05:00

Divvy Part 2: A Crystal Ball for Rebalancing

2018-05-12T14:08:43-05:00

Empty and full stations pose a major problem in the Divvy system. After all, bike share really only needs two things to work: a bike to ride and a dock to leave the bike. Chicago's commuting cycle (get it?) means that all the bike share bikes will end up under the butts of the workers [...]

Divvy Part 2: A Crystal Ball for Rebalancing2018-05-12T14:08:43-05:00

Cook County Land Bank Part 2: A Real Estate Finder for Vacant Properties

2018-05-12T14:08:43-05:00

In a previous post, we asked how the Cook County Land Bank Authority ought to decide which vacant and abandoned properties to acquire. Let’s illustrate this question with a hypothetical comparison of two homes in Chicago. 39XX W Van Buren St. is a typical two flat multi-family property in Garfield Park, a neighborhood on Chicago’s [...]

Cook County Land Bank Part 2: A Real Estate Finder for Vacant Properties2018-05-12T14:08:43-05:00

Mesa Public Schools: Undermining Undermatching

2018-05-12T14:08:44-05:00

This fall, more than 2 million American high school seniors will apply to college. A growing body of research tells us that low-income students are at a disadvantage in this process. Even when they beat the odds and do well in school, they often don’t know that they’re qualified to attend selective colleges, or that [...]

Mesa Public Schools: Undermining Undermatching2018-05-12T14:08:44-05:00