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Practice to Policy Blog Series

As part of America Forward's 10th Anniversary celebration, our Practice to Policy blog series lifts up the voices of the more than 70 organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition and our broader social innovation network by highlighting their outcomes-based solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems and why these solutions must be reflected in our federal policies.
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Tax Reform Law Resources

President Trump signed the Tax Reform Law into law on December 22, 2017. Below are a number of America Forward network resources that provide details about how the law impacts the nonprofit sector. Please contact the America Forward team at America_Forward@newprofit.org with additional questions about the law. Now What: How the New Federal Tax Law Impacts Charitable Nonprofits [National Council
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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy, December 2017

At the beginning of the year, we ushered in a new President and a new Congress and it was unclear what these changes might mean for Pay for Success and evidence-based policy and practice. It is clear now as we wrap up 2017 that this movement—reorienting policy and funding to what works—is showing no sign of slowing down. It has
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#CDC7Words: Evidence-Based Policymaking Should Not Be Forbidden

In an article written in the Washington Post on Friday, December 15, it was reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was told not to use specific words in their Fiscal Year 2019 budget request to be sent to the Office of Management and Budget. Among this list of seven ‘forbidden’ words was evidence-based and science-based. It
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Evidence in Action: Measuring the Effects of Bottom Line – a College Access and Completion Program

Every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of social innovation organizations and spotlights effective interventions in communities across the country and evidence-based policy and practice leaders to elevate both the results-driven solutions being advanced to help solve our most pressing social problems and to
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Evidence in Action: The Power of the NYC Leadership Academy’s Aspiring Principals Program

Every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of social innovation organizations to highlight effective interventions in communities across the country and evidence-based policy and practice leaders to elevate both the results-driven solutions being advanced to help solve our most pressing social problems and to
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Evidence in Action: County Government Trusting Family-Led Solutions

Every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of social innovation organizations and spotlights effective interventions in communities across the country and evidence-based policy and practice leaders to elevate both the results-driven solutions being advanced to help solve our most pressing social problems and to
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America Forward Applauds Introduction of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act

Members of the America Forward Coalition issued the following statement on the introduction of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on Thursday, November 2, 2017: "Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud the introduction in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate of H.R. 4174/ S. 2046, the Foundations for
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Evidence in Action: The Bard Early Colleges and a Broadened Vision of Educational Opportunity

Every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of social innovation organizations and spotlights effective interventions in communities across the country and evidence-based policy and practice leaders to elevate both the results-driven solutions being advanced to help solve our most pressing social problems and to
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Evidence in Action: Using Evidence as a Tool, Not an Axe – Creating a Culture for Learning from Evidence

Every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of social innovation organizations to highlight effective interventions in communities across the country and evidence-based policy and practice leaders to elevate both the results-driven solutions being advanced to help solve our most pressing social problems and to
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