Judith Fenlon

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Nonprofit Finance Fund Announces PFS Grantees

The Nonprofit Finance Fund has announced five sub-grantees that will receive technical assistance to develop Pay for Success (PFS) projects nationwide.

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Pay for Success Watch: Univ. of Utah Looks to Ramp Up Western PFS

The University of Utah’s Policy Innovation Lab in the James Lee Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center has announced the selection of six government agencies to participate in Pay for Success initiatives in Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana and Nevada.


Federal My Brother’s Keeper Project Converting to Nonprofit

The highly publicized My Brother’ Keeper initiative (MBK), a federal project to improve the lives of young minority males, will be spun out of the White House and established as an independent nonprofit.


One Year Follow-up Report On My Brother’s Keeper Shows Progress

Earlier this year, the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force released a one-year progress report to assess the initial year of the Presidents' Initiative.


Top Youth Fundraising Predictions for 2015

As 2015 gets well underway, we here at The Imprint have noticed some significant fundraising trends that we believe will be important to the success and longevity of your organization. From who is giving, to what they are giving and why, we will help inform your fundraising strategies for the coming year.

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Pay-for-Success Watch: The Cleveland Case Study

As part of The Imprint’s continuing coverage of the pay-for-success (PFS) funding model emerging in the U.S., we share this case study of a promising Ohio project written by Patrick Lester of the Social Innovation Research Center.


    Journalists Wanted to Explore Vulnerable Populations in California

    The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is funding a program that seeks to explore Los Angeles’ most vulnerable populations, utilizing in-depth field reporting. The foundation has invested $1 million to support a journalist or team of journalists full time over a one year period to explore an underrepresented population in the Los Angeles area.

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    Pay for Success Report: So Far, Lots of Interest and Slow Movement

    As The Imprint continues to follow the development of Pay for Success (PFS) projects (also known as Social Impact Bonds), other interested parties have begun to take notice as well. There have been a number of recent reports published on PFS, including the examination of winning federal grant applications The Imprint reported on late last year.


    Funding Available to Reform Juvenile Justice Approach to Mental Health

    The MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, are sponsoring a program to support states in developing more responsive policies affecting justice-involved youth with behavioral health disorders.