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"How is service being used to help organizations achieve social impact? How can our society further leverage this resource to foster social innovation and invest in what works?"

Doing More with Less: Case Studies on the Impact of National Service

Service plays a vital role in providing low-cost human capital to address today's tough social issues. Doing More with Less analyzes the link between service and the ability to make progress on difficult social issues.

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Doing More with Less analyzes the link between service and the ability to make progress on difficult social issues. The report finds that CNCS-funded service programs provide a low-cost human capital stream that extends and supplements the reach of limited financial resources. With the help of AmeriCorps members, nonprofits can provide additional services that they would otherwise tend to exclude due to lack of funding. This makes it possible for nonprofits to tackle social issues more effectively. CNCS-funded service programs are already a critical part of a larger ecosystem of funding and program delivery mechanisms in the United States. In the coming decades, national service has the potential to play an increasingly critical role in making it possible to do more with less. This case study focuses on the social issue areas of:

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Disaster Relief

Doing More with Less: Case Studies on the Impact of National Service

Andrew Wolk, Stella Tran, Katie Theriault, and Kelley Kreitz 2011