One constant meme adopted by RfA is "Moneyball for Government," based on the movie "Moneyball" about legendary Oakland A's manager Billy Beane. Constrained by limited resources to improve the team, unlike the deep pockets of the Yankees who were able to offer high-salaried contracts to the best players, Beane engaged a statistician to help him find less desirable or lower-cost players who did not fit all his scouts' requirements but somehow managed to get on base a lot.
As applied to government, Moneyball means using data to identify programs and practices that have been proven to produce valued outcomes. In education, for example, a leader who played Moneyball would actively seek reading, math, science, and other programs that had been rigorously evaluated and found to be effective. A Moneyball approach would also include using data to identify programs or approaches already in place within the district and expand the ones that are working. RfA has even identified "Geek Cities," where the local government does a particularly good job of using data to make effective and efficient use of resources to serve children and families.
RfA is strictly and wisely nonpartisan, arguing that everyone, liberal or conservative, has an interest in seeing that resources are used sensibly and well. As time goes on, Results for America is making significant inroads in the policy world, helping political leaders of all stripes get comfortable with the idea of heightening the role of evidence in policymaking.