The GreenLight Method is a five-part process that focuses our investments where they will make the most impact.
Where we start
In each GreenLight community, a local executive director organizes a GreenLight Selection Advisory Council – including for-profit and nonprofit leaders, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and academics. The Council acts as an expert partner and sounding board as we implement The GreenLight Method.
Our Five-Step Method
We assess the local landscape to discover opportunities for transformation: urgent issues that are currently not being directly addressed, and where smart, effective approaches would make a significant difference in the lives of low-income children and families.
We search the country for the most effective solutions: the nonprofits that are creating new ways to deliver services, connect with their clients and sustain their work.
We look at hundreds of nonprofits each year. Through rigorous due diligence we select the nonprofit that is the best fit for the community – that meets identified needs with innovation and impact that can be successfully replicated.
We invest our funds, time and passion. Our community connections and strategic advice help organizations ramp up and start producing direct, meaningful change in the community. We continue this support so that each organization can thrive over time.
We measure the growth and effectiveness of our investments and share that information with investors, partners and the local community.