RFA Conversations



In April 2021, Results for America launched Results for America Conversations – a year-long series of events with leading policymakers, authors, philanthropists and social entrepreneurs on how we can rebuild trust in government and help government deliver for the American people so we can make progress on our toughest challenges.

Stay tuned for future events, and follow us on Twitter for more information about upcoming RFA Conversations.




September 21, 2021

How Can Cities Use American Rescue Plan Act Funds to Make “Big Bet’’ Investments that Address Local Challenges with Data and Evidence?: A Conversation with Gene Sperling

Gene Sperling – the White House American Rescue Plan Coordinator and former Director of the National Economic Council under Presidents Clinton and Obama – joined James Anderson, Head of Government Innovation Programs at Bloomberg Philanthropies, for a conversation on how cities can use American Rescue Plan Act funds to make “big bet” investments that address local challenges with data and evidence.

How are Innovative Cities Using American Rescue Plan Act Funds?: A Conversation with U.S. Mayors

Julie Chávez Rodriguez – the Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs – joined Mayors Robert Garcia (Long Beach), Michael Hancock (Denver), and Satya Rhodes-Conway (Madison) to discuss how innovative cities are using their American Rescue Plan Act funds in evidence-based and data-driven ways to deliver better results for their residents.


April 20, 2021

Why Data-Driven Government Matters: A Conversation with Michael Lewis

Best-selling author Michael Lewis – whose books include Moneyball, Liar’s Poker, The Blind Side, The Fifth Risk and the soon-to-be-released book about the COVID-19 pandemic, The Premonition – was interviewed by Jim Shelton, the Chief Investment and Impact Officer at Blue Meridian Partners and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education.

What Can the Federal Government Do to Close Racial Gaps? A Conversation with Ambassador Susan Rice

Ambassador Susan Rice, the Director of the White House Domestic Council – and former U.S. National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations – discussed the Biden Administration’s whole-of-government approach to advancing racial equity with Melody Barnes, former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under President Obama and Results for America Senior Fellow.