Explore this section for latest announcements, ideas, and stories from Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (SF Fed) on Investing in Results.

November 15, 2017 

Life on MaRS: Canada's Social Finance Forum explores "the next big thing"

David Floyd

Last week, NFF's CEO Antony Bugg-Levine spoke at Canada's Social Finance Forum about how Social Impact Bond investments puts the solution first and the return second, which leads to better outcomes for the beneficiary. This was part of a larger forum on social finance as the "next big thing" in Canada.

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November 7, 2017 

Adopting an Outcomes-Based Approach for Lasting Impact

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Nonprofit Finance Fund's joint Invest in Results campaign brought government officials, service providers, investors, and academics together in Washington, DC to showcase some of the ways that organizations and city governments are shifting from outputs to outcomes, and engaging in cross-sector collaboration to solve the root causes of social issues.

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October 24, 2017 

Private Capital Takes a Risk to Help House Neediest

Rishika Dugyala

Santa Clara County's Project Welcome Home is a six-year Social Impact Bond project helping house chronically homeless individuals and families, and San Francisco is considering the same approach to end homelessness, as well as help low-income mothers and at-risk youth after upgrading its computer systems. Stakeholders are beginning to recognize the value of using private capital to pay for social progress, especially after seeing how current Social Impact Bond projects have been progressing.

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October 24, 2017 

2017 #WhatWorks Reading List: Great Fall Reads on Evidence, Data and Results

What Matters: Investing in Results to Build Strong, Vibrant Communities tops Results for America's What Works 2017 Reading List.

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October 20, 2017 

Performance-Based Contracting: Rules for the Road

A group of ambassadors from the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community, including NFF's CEO Antony Bugg-Levine, gave advice to a city government agency on what to focus on when developing a framework for performance-(i.e. outcomes-) based contracting. While there are a lot of potential pitfalls to watch out for, this type of contracting can be the key to centering government around performance.

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September 27, 2017 

As Wildfires Scorch U.S. Forests, Forest Resilience Bond Blazes a New Trail

In the midst of a potentially record-setting fire season, public-private partnerships like the Forest Resilience Bond are seeking better outcomes by preventing wildfires through better forest health.

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September 14, 2017 

Broad Support and Innovation Drive Social Sector Shift to Outcomes

In an outcomes orientation, funding is tied to the ability to demonstrate that high-quality services produce results against the country’s most severe problems in health, education, housing, employment, and more. A recent Washington, DC convening was the continuation of a campaign and national dialogue guided by NFF and the SF Fed.

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September 14, 2017 

"Only Collaboration Can End America's Opioid Crisis"

By Melissa Skahan, Vice President of Mission Integration at Mercy Hospital, writing in The Hill

"Substance use disorders, recovery, intergenerational trauma, and the stabilization and healing of lives are complex, long-march issues that urgently require a new and comprehensive approach..." 

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