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So, Why All This Fuss about Outcomes and Results?

This post is reprinted with permission from What Matters: Investing in Results to Build Strong, Vibrant Communities, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Nonprofit Finance Fund.

You are likely not alone if you are wondering why we have written a book about the potential to orient our social system around results and outcomes. Because isn’t that what it’s already about? Don’t we already provide funding to hospitals to keep people healthy, to homeless shelters to end homelessness, to childcare centers to prepare children for a fruitful life, and to job training programs to find people permanent employment?

Unfortunately not.


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The preceding is cross-posted with permission from the Alliance blog. Based out of the UK, Alliance magazine is the leading global magazine on philanthropy and social investment.