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How do I start a PFS project?

A common question we at Urban receive is how to get started with pay for success (PFS), a model well-known for both its potential benefits and its complexity.
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Future of PFS: Can PFS lead to sustainable funding for social programs?

In theory, once a program funded through pay for success (PFS) demonstrates measurable improvements in outcomes, the government could start funding it through traditional financing streams, providing an avenue to stable funding. The alternatives are for service providers to return to grant funding or continue with additional PFS projects—neither of which offers a sustainable solution.
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Want to be the next PFSI TTA recipient?

Back in 2015, we launched our first application process for Urban’s pro bono pay for success (PFS) training and technical assistance (TTA) services.
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Future of PFS: What does it mean to be "data ready"?

Pay for success (PFS) projects rely on data to understand the issues facing a community and measure the impact of the chosen intervention. But what does “data ready” look like for a city or a county?
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Urban announces two additional recipients of PFS data TA awards

We are pleased to announce two new sites have been selected to receive training and technical assistance services (TTA) through the Urban Institute’s Pay for Success Administrative Data (PFS-AD) grant through funding awarded in 2016 from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund.