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Deborah De Santis | Posted 08.17.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

The Pay for Success (PFS) model is continuously evolving and we learn something new from each community where it is being explored. Much remains to be...

"Pray" for Success: How to Take the Guesswork Out of Social Finance

Jason Saul | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Jason Saul

We believe that the future of SIBs and social finance is brighter than ever. But if we are to create a true social capital market, we must be more rigorous, intentional and outcomes-driven than the current approaches.

Data and Scalability

Deborah De Santis | Posted 03.18.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

If you ask me why CSH chose to pursue the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) housing-health initiative and also SIF Pay for Success - the answer is DATA and...

Every Student Should Succeed Under the New Law -- Even Those Denied Special Education

Laurie Levy | Posted 12.08.2016 | Education
Laurie Levy

My personal belief is that making a profit in education is intrinsically wrong. If a program is great and saves money, shouldn't the children be the total beneficiaries of the profit? I'm sure there are many better uses for the money than paying large dividends to investors.

Santa Clara Launches CA's First Pay for Success

Deborah De Santis | Posted 08.18.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

We applaud Santa Clara County and Abode for joining together to pursue the benefits of Pay for Success (PFS) to enhance communities and the well-being of the people they serve.

Failure as a Public Good

Ben Hecht | Posted 07.16.2016 | Impact
Ben Hecht

Last week, Jim Anderson of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Andrea Phillips of Goldman Sachs shared lessons from their investment in a social impact bond to reduce recidivism at Riker's Island.

Good Failure/Bad Failure

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.09.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Evidence junkies (like me) are reacting to the disappointing news on the evaluation of the Adolescent Behavioral Learning Experience (ABLE), a program implemented at Rikers Island to reduce recidivism among adolescent prisoners. Bottom line: The rigorous independent evaluation of the program failed to find any benefits.

Supportive Housing Summit Moves Us Forward

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.15.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

It is clear supportive housing will continue to grow and adapt. It is enlightening to learn just how far our partners are going to transform the traditional view of supportive housing, pushing envelopes to ensure housing and services meet the needs of our most vulnerable populations.

Second Day of Summit

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

The CSH Summit: Supportive Housing Innovations is in its second day here in Chicago and the intensity surrounding the discussions has taken our learning and sharing to a whole new level.

SIF - Pay for Success: Keeping the Momentum Going

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

As we work to advance proven solutions, transformations in government services, and cost-effective results improving the lives of those who desperately need supportive housing, Pay for Success is keeping the momentum going.

Social Innovation Fund Transforming Accountability

Deborah De Santis | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

The Social Innovation Fund of the Corporation for National and Community Service is transforming how we approach society's challenges, measure outcomes and hold providers accountable when they use public and private resources.

Massachusetts Chronic Individual Homelessness Pay for Success Initiative

Deborah De Santis | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Supportive housing works. So much so that we have witnessed a nearly 50 percent decline in the number of chronically homeless individuals over the past decade as supportive housing has taken hold and proliferated.

Social Impact Bonds: Solving Government Problems in Four (Not So) Easy Steps

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
John Roman, Ph.D.

At the cutting edge of new social innovation financing are social impact bonds (SIBs), a potentially transformative idea. The deals transfer risk from the government to the private sector and generate new capital to invest in evidence-based interventions that would otherwise go unfunded.

How Government Can (Finally) Start Paying for Success

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
John Roman, Ph.D.

Government doesn't always work as well as it should, but there are solutions. Today, government pays for programs regardless of whether they work, and bears all of the risk of that investment.

Impact Investing: Building on Strong Foundations in the U.S.

Ben Thornley | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Ben Thornley

In short, active impact investing markets are built on substantial policy foundations.

Massachusetts Pay for Success Initiative Advances Government, Private Sector, and Philanthropic Investment in Human Capital

Ben Hecht | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Ben Hecht

Can you do good and do well? This is the driving question for impact investors - those who want their dollars to both provide a reasonable return on ...

Nonprofits Enter New Era of "Pay for Success"

William Pinakiewicz | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
William Pinakiewicz

As demand for vital social services for vulnerable communities increases, and funding for these services decreases, we must find more cost-effective ways to address critical needs.

Paying for Success, Getting Results

Michele Jolin | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Michele Jolin

While Pay for Success is still a new tool and there are real implementation challenges ahead, it has the potential to improve communities and save taxpayer dollars, while also providing a new way for governments to help make better spending decisions and end programs that aren't working.