Posts By: Nicole Truhe

Budget Debate: Preserving Innovation Funding for the Social Sector

Over the next few weeks Congress will be debating funding limits for federal programs for this current federal fiscal year. Lots of factors will be weighed when determining funding levels for both the defense and non-defense sectors and across programs such as health, education, and housing. If Congress is serious about being more outcomes-based and evidence-driven in how it makes
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Innovation Funds and Investing in What Works

From Left to Right: Deborah Smolover, Executive Director, America Forward; Deb DeSantis, President and CEO, Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH); Nicole Truhe, Director of Government Affairs, America Forward; Monica Beglau, Retired Executive Director, eMINTS National Center; David Anderson, Director of Evidence-Based Policy, Laura and John Arnold Foundation; Jeremy Ayers, Vice President of Policy, Results for America. The following post was
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Pay for Success: Utah Program Reports Positive Results

This post was written by Nicole Truhe, Director of Government Affairs for America Forward. "...when business, government and the social sector work together in this way, large- scale social change is possible." -Bill Crim, President and CEO of United Way of Salt Lake From New York City to Salt Lake County, Pay for Success - an innovative funding approach to driving government
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America Forward and New Profit Join SEA Summit

This piece was written by Nicole Truhe, Director of Government Affairs for America Forward Last week, I had the opportunity to attend and participate in the 2015 Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) Summit in Denver, Colorado. The Summit brought together over 400 individuals working in and with social enterprises for three days to network, learn from each other, and create a
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In Defense of the Social Innovation Fund

Our country recognizes the importance of using data and evidence in developing policy, allocating budgets, and awarding grant dollars. The push for this evidence-based approach to policymaking has generated several programs that are substantially impacting the lives of children, youth, and adults in communities across America. However, The Social Innovation Fund (SIF), along with many of the federal programs that
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