The Public Good - NYC
Research & Planning for Social Impact

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Research & planning for social impact

 We help organizations and communities translate policies and ideas into successful outcomes.

We are experts at uncovering facts, revealing patterns in data, and speaking directly with community stakeholders to define the most viable path forward. Our unique process combines human insight and data to inform the design of cost-effective programs and solutions that meet social goals and increase opportunities for all. 



Who we serve

Since our inception in 2003, The Public Good has focused on serving leaders and organizations that create equitable opportunities and 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, building a case or expanding capacity require creative thinking and conversations with key stakeholders. From the get-go and with strategic thinking.

We facilitate strategy sessions to identify goals, explore ideas and generate market and systemic leads while cultivating stakeholder relationships.

Need to validate ideas?

Making changes requires focused intelligence and deliberation as well as evidence to support decisions.

During the early stages of thinking and planning for change, we offer applied policy research, feasibility studies, asset inventories and pricing models based on your goals and operating environment. Our research provides the evidence to support smart decisions.

ready to implement?

Once ready to move towards implementing program ideas or new policies, The Public Good works with clients to move forward while advising on tactics for systemic support from stakeholders and end users.

We optimize resources and tools to implement and manage new programs or policy changes for continuous success.


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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