The Public Good - NYC
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Increasing the bottom line for all.

We help public sector organizations implement new ideas and increase their capacity while remaining financially viable.

How do we do this?

The Public Good unlocks data to provide insights that help social sector organizations thrive and grow. We are experts at uncovering and analyzing facts, numbers and human experiences to support ideas that are innovative and relevant. Our expertise has been honed over twenty years of working with nonprofits, government agencies and philanthropies. And our passions is helping organizations serve their communities changing needs through thoughtful research and planning .



Who we serve

Since our inception in 2003, The Public Good has focused on serving leaders and organizations that create equitable opportunities for diverse communities everywhere.


Philanthropic institutions that invest in and advocate for communities

  • UJA-Federation of NY

  • National Hemophilia Foundation

  • SEIU/32BJ

  • Heritage of Pride/NYC Pride

  • The Ark Foundation, Ghana


Nonprofit and social enterprises that provide community-based programs

  • Educational Alliance/Manny Cantor Center

  • JCC-Manhattan

  • Lower East Side Coalition Housing

  • Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ


government agencies engaged in community well-being

  • NYC Department of Health

  • NYC Small Business Services

  • Union Square Partnership

  • NYC Administration for Children’s Services



Value at every stage


Starting from scratch?

Creating new programs or expanding capacity requires creative thinking and conversations with key stakeholders. We work with clients to develop a tailored project plan focused on answering the most important questions and moving forward strategically.

We facilitate strategy sessions to identify goals, explore ideas and generate engagement leads while cultivating relationships among key stakeholders.

Need to validate options?

Making change and determining what options to support requires deliberation supported by rigorous research and data analysis.

The Public Good uses a variety of analytical techniques to effectively address a client’s questions and provide the most useful insights for making decisions and moving forward. Some of the techniques we use include applied policy research, feasibility studies, asset inventories and pricing models.

ready to implement?

The Public Good works with clients to move forward in implementation. We can help with executing tasks and crafting plans for monitoring and evaluating outcomes as well as designing strategies for continuous feedback and improvement.

Data is handed over to clients and technical training may be provided, if necessary.

Our goal is to harness the value of data and transfer it to our clients.


We’ve loved working on discovering western Queens with [The Public Good]. You have been a fantastic consultant and research partner, and I look forward to working together again.
— Senior Planning Executive, Jewish Life, UJA Federation - NY


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