Pay for Success

New Tools to Amplify Impact: Growing What Works

Photo Credit: Family Independence Initiative. With a new Administration and the 115th Congress in place, America Forward remains committed to championing innovative, effective, and efficient solutions to our most pressing social problems. Through our Coalition of more than 70 social innovation organizations, America Forward will continue to advance our collective priorities in the areas of education, workforce development, early learning,
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America Forward’s Five Commitments for the Next Administration on the Eve of Inauguration

The following post was written by Juanita Tolliver, America Forward Manager. We are on the eve of a new Administration, a new President, and a new approach in government, and with this comes a lot of questions – questions about our nation’s path forward; questions about federal policy priorities; and questions about the influence of Washington’s newest crop of power players.
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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy December 2016

It has been an extremely productive year for Pay for Success and evidence-based policy in this second and final session of the 114th Congress. A number of pieces of legislation, as well as amendment and budget authorities, have been introduced, reauthorized, or funded on a bicameral and bipartisan basis this year. In this end of the year wrap-up of our
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Part One: Lifting Up Policy Ideas for the Next Administration and Next Congress

The following post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe. Over a year ago, America Forward launched its 2016 Presidential campaign engagement effort to promote the best ideas and most effective approaches to address the biggest challenges facing our nation. Our community of social entrepreneurs shaped these ideas that are focused on ways for policymakers to scale
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Two opportunities for PFS to add value to federal programs

The following post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe and Bryan Boroughs, General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs at Coalition organization the Institute for Child Success, and was originally featured on the Urban Institute's blog. Pay for success (PFS) is not the only tool in the toolkit for driving federal, state, and local government funding
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Moving America Forward: Countdown to Election Day

The following post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe. Only five days until the almost 150 million Americans who are registered to vote cast their ballot for who they want to serve as the 45th President of the United States along with a myriad of other federal, state and local positions that will collectively influence policies impacting
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The Federal Implications Of Pay For Success

The following post was written by Nicole Truhe, America Forward Government Affairs Director, and Bryan Boroughs, Institute for Child Success General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs. Over the course of the first nine months of this year, we have seen four new Pay for Success projects launched across the country. These projects are focusing on issues such as homelessness,
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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy September/October 2016

The following post was written by Nicole Truhe, America Forward’s Director of Government Affairs. America Forward held its bi-monthly Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy Network call in late September after the Congressional August recess had wrapped up to discuss the current “State of Play” in Pay for Success and evidence-based policy and practice. This post reflects the major updates
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Presidential 2016: Democrats & Republicans Identified Common Challenges in their Platforms & America Forward has the Solutions

The following post was written by Juanita Tolliver, Manager at America Forward. At first glance, you would assume that there aren’t any points of alignment between the Republican and Democratic platforms, but guess again. In between the ceremonial events and speeches surrounding the Republican and Democratic Conventions last month, both parties adopted their 2016 platforms. The Republican party adopted a
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Presidential 2016: Five Ways the Next President Can Advance the Evidence-Based Policy Movement

Thanks to the persistence of social innovators across the country, every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This ongoing blog series will highlight the voices of our Coalition of more than 70 social innovators and their solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems, as well as examples of how this
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