Heard on the Street: neighborhood investment, impact measurement, worker cooperatives, and more

Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week:

Experts: Chicago needs collaboration, neighborhood investment: On January 17th, economic development leaders gathered for panel on “Inspiring Investment in Chicago Neighborhoods” to discuss how to invest more in local neighborhoods in order for the entire city to thrive.

Nonprofits Have Major Money Problems: According to a new report from the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, social services nonprofits are consistently struggling to manage their budgets, and to access the funding they need from government agencies.

2017 Was a Good Year for Worker Cooperatives: Though still rare in the US, worker cooperatives are increasing in number. In NYC, the number of work cooperatives increased from 23 in 2014, to 36 in 2017, creating 185 total hires.

Can Measures Change the World? : “As much attention as there is now on using measures to foster social change, it is likely to increase in the future. That’s because our ability to track, measure, and analyze all sorts of things is growing by the day.”