June 13, 2017, 11AM-5PM PT

Watch excerpts of talks from our San Francisco launch event below. If you have any technical problems accessing the recording, please email Anjali Deshmukh at adeshmukh@nff.org.


Welcome to Invest in Results

Mark Gould and Nancy Andrews discuss how we can all work together to expand opportunity for our neighbors, how we can highlight what works, and key goals of the Invest in Results campaign.

  • Mark Gould, Vice President and COO, Federal Reserve Bank of SF
  • Nancy Andrews, President and CEO, Low Income Investment Fund


Introduction: Outcomes and Why They Matter

What does it mean, and what does it take, to shift to an outcomes-based world?

  • Jen Talansky, Managing Director of Knowledge & Impact, Nonprofit Finance Fund
  • Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund


Creating a Market that Values Health

Tyler Norris discusses the relationship between our mental, spiritual, environmental, and physical health and the importance of a holistic approach. 

  • Tyler Norris, Chief Executive, Well Being Trust

Funding an Outcomes World

What draws funders to outcomes-based funding, and what are funders doing to create an environment that helps organizations work towards outcomes, rather than outputs?

  • Fred Ali, President and CEO, Weingart Foundation
  • Fred Blackwell, CEO, The San Francisco Foundation
  • Moderator: David Erickson, Director of Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of SF


Promise and Pitfalls of Prioritizing Outcomes in Foundation Strategy 

To re-orient philanthropy around outcomes requires a lot of change. Don Howard discusses goal setting, new budgeting approaches, and how foundations must shift from believing that they have the answer to trusting in the communities they fund.

  • Don Howard, President and CEO, The James Irvine Foundation
  • Moderator: Ian Galloway, Director of the Center for Community Development Investments, Federal Reserve Bank of SF

Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement from Success to Failure

After years of research, the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) has proven that their model for reducing recidivism works. Sam Schaeffer shares the twists and curves on CEO’s long and rewarding journey towards an outcomes-based approach.

  • Sam Schaeffer, Executive Director and CEO, Center for Employment Opportunities


Mind the Gap: Social Enterprise as Outcomes-Driven Workforce Solution

Carrie McKellogg discusses how outcomes-oriented social enterprises can provide a supported work environment for individuals who have struggled to enter the job market and can create an 'on-ramp' to long-term employment.

  • Carrie McKellogg, Chief Program Officer, The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund


Pay for Success: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

NFF’s Jessica LaBarbera moderates a panel with 3 trailblazers in outcomes, all involved in one of California’s first Pay for Success transactions.

  • Louis Chicoine, Executive Director, Abode Services
  • Saidah Leatutufu, Economic Mobility Director, Hope SF, City of San Francisco
  • Kavita Narayan, Deputy County Council, County of Santa Clara
  • Moderator: Jessica LaBarbera, VP of Strategic Innovation, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Summary and Closing Comments  

Andrea Levere synthesizes the day's conversation and key themes of the book.

  • Andrea Levere, President, Prosperity Now