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Investing for Success

The Council on Foundations and the Center for American Progress jointly held two roundtable conversations in 2013 with potential social impact bond investors that produced a series of key policy questions.

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Networking for Success

The Council on Foundations and the Center for American Progress jointly held two roundtable conversations in 2013 with potential social impact bond investors, concluding that strong cross-sector relationships are key to social impact bond transactions.

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Social Finance: A Primer

Sonal Shah and Kristina Costa consider three prominent social financing mechanisms with the potential of unlocking new sources of capital and revolutionizing how an array of social issues are addressed.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Social Impact Bonds

This Frequently Asked Questions guide is intended to address common questions about social impact bonds in plain, straightforward language.

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Defending the Value of the Community Services Block Grant

These federal grants provide enormous benefits to millions but face severe budget cuts in coming years, write Kristina Costa and Timothy Warfield, who suggest focusing on outcomes to demonstrate their effectiveness.

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Inside a Social Impact Bond Agreement

Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa lay out examples of what should—and should not—be included in a SIB agreement.

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Social Impact Bonds and Government Contracting

Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa explain how government should make contractor decisions in a SIB agreement.

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Fact Sheet: Social Impact Bonds

Jitinder Kohli, Doug Besharov, and Kristina Costa lay out the facts behind this new way of financing.

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What Are Social Impact Bonds?

Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa answer basic questions about Social Impact Bonds—what they are, where they can be most useful, and how they differ from traditional government contracts.

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Social Impact Bonds 101

Social Impact Bonds are an innovative new financing tool for social programs that allow government to focus on approaches that work—without paying a dime for unsuccessful programs, write Jitinder Kohli, Douglas J. Besharov, and Kristina Costa.

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