May 1, 2014 Press Releases

Local, State and Federal Leaders Gather in Washington to Discuss Investing in What Works

Gene Sperling Headlines Day-Long Discussion, Joins Bipartisan Moneyball All-Star Team; Results for America Unveils New Federal Investing in What Works Index and Holds Day of Events on the Next Steps for Governments at All Levels to Overcome Obstacles and Play Moneyball

WASHINGTON – As Congress holds hearings on President Obama’s FY 2015 budget request, Results for America is hosting a day of events for local, state, and federal government leaders, along with non-profit and foundation leaders on the next steps for government to play Moneyball.  Beginning with a Congressional staff briefing featuring Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, along with other national policy leaders, the day of events will focus on the specific steps governments at all levels can take to harness evidence and evaluation to invest in what works. Results for America is also holding a thought leader convening that includes keynote panels and discussion sessions led by a bipartisan group of representatives from cities including Baltimore and Philadelphia, leading philanthropic and non-profit organizations, and representatives from the Obama Administration. The Moneyball for Government campaign also named keynote speaker and former Director of the National Economic Council under Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, Gene Sperling, the newest member of its bipartisan All-Star team.

Today, Results for America is also unveiling its third federal Investing in What Works Index which shows the extent to which five federal departments and agencies (the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor; the Administration for Children and Families; the U.S. Agency for International Development; and the Corporation for National and Community Service) are building the infrastructure necessary to be able to use evidence and evaluation in budget, policy, and management decisions. Click here for the first two indexes from June 2013 and September 2013.

“We have an opportunity to harness data and evidence and use that information to make spending decisions and get better results for our nation’s kids and their families,” said Michele Jolin, managing partner, Results for America/America Achieves. “By bringing this truly exceptional group of individuals together, all at the very top of their fields, from across the political spectrum, we can provide practical insight and plenty of inspiration, on the best next steps for investing our limited financial resources to get better outcomes. Our new federal index shows the momentum behind the idea of playing Moneyball and today’s events are about overcoming obstacles and giving non-profit, government, and foundation leaders a roadmap to invest in what works.”



New Campaign Calls on Government to Play Moneyball