Center for the Greater Good

Current Projects

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Tech Crunch

In partnership with Reframe It and the Knight Foundation, the project aims to develop a new approach that journalists who focus on legislation and policy can use to shape their reporting. In this way, the media can gain a deeper understanding of the best ways to deliver information and the most effective tools for engaging audiences around an issue.

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Presidio Institute

Transforming the historic Fort Scott at the Presidio of San Francisco into a campus and platform for cross-sector leadership to solve society’s most significant challenges.

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Marin Community Foundation

Center for Greater Good is working with Marin Community Foundation on the feasibility of a Social Impact Bond (Pay for Success) model to reduce chronic homelessness.

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Kuhio Park

Center for Greater Good worked with The Michaels Organizations and AEGON to invest $47M from Google in a $135M project in Hawaii to revitalize Kuhio Park Terrace (KPT), including fourteen low-rise and two 16 story buildings .


Recognition

John is a highly talented and disciplined professional. I had the honor and pleasure of working alongside him for over two years. John is an executive that easily handles strategic objectives with great tactical day to day efforts; helpful in all aspects who possesses a global vision of how to surpass challenges and embrace opportunities.

Peter Magdlener, Senior Account Executive – Latin America, VITRIA Technology, Inc

Success Metrics

The collective knowledge and efforts of the Center team has
successfully achieved:

  • $2.5B in financing and funding for community development and social
    impact organizations
  • 150,000 homes developed for low- to moderate income people

  • Extensive experience in systems change, innovation, strategy,
    scenario planning and cross-sector collaboration
  • Orchestration of a 3,000-member network of social innovators in the
    Bay area and worldwide, including the Finance Innovation Lab and
    International Futures Forum
  • Awards from the MacArthur Foundation, McKinsey, Harvard Business
    Review, Peabody and Goldman Sachs for Social Innovation
  • Aiding hundreds of corporations, governments and nonprofits to
    achieve their goals including:
  • Dubai Holdings, San Francisco, Port Metro Vancouver