Putting Assets to Work

Putting Assets to Work (PAW) is an incubator program designed to help cities and counties leverage existing government assets to generate new revenue for impact-oriented programs without raising taxes on citizens.

Led by Ben McAdams, former U.S. Representative and Senior Fellow for the Sorenson Impact Institute, the Institute produced proposals for the PAW program implementation in six U.S. cities. The Institute developed strategy recommendations to leverage underutilized assets, work alongside private and philanthropic partners to make those assets generate revenue, and use the revenue to address societal and environmental needs to benefit the community.

Our Partners

Schmidt Futures, Government Finance Officers Association, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Telosa Community Foundation, Urban 3

Our Challenge

Propose strategy recommendations for public-private partnerships and asset-utilization to address social and environmental needs in local communities.

Our Work

Thought Leadership Research and Analysis Public Sector Engagement Program Development