October 13, 2015 Press Releases

Results for America and America Forward Host Capitol Hill Briefing on How Federal Innovation Funds Are Using Evidence and Evaluation to Improve Outcomes

Investing in What Works 

How Federal Innovation Funds are Using Evidence and Evaluation to Improve Outcomes

Thursday, October 22, 2015
12:00 pm EDT – 1:00 pm EDT
Dirksen Senate Office Building G-11
Box lunches will be served at 11:45 am.

This will be a widely attended event and is intended to comply with U.S. House and Senate Ethics Committee rules.

RSVP to [email protected] by October 15th

You’re invited to join Results for America and America Forward for a Capitol Hill briefing on federal innovation funds, including the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) and the Social Innovation Fund (SIF). The briefing will provide an overview of how non-profit organizations are using RCTs to rigorously determine what works, for whom, and why.

Non-profit organizations all across the country are finding innovative ways to address the needs of their most vulnerable populations. And they are making measurable impact by using data, evidence, and rigorous evaluation to get concrete results. Our panel will share how several are investing resources from federal evidence-based innovation funds to build evidence of what works through randomized control trials (RCTs).

  • Robert Doar (Moderator), Former Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration, Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies, American Enterprise Institute, and RFA Senior Fellow  
  • David Anderson, Director of Evidence-Based Policy, The Laura and John Arnold Foundation 
  • Monica Beglau, Retired Executive Director, eMINTS National Center, University of Missouri (i3 grantee)
  • Deborah De Santis, President and CEO, Corporation for Supportive Housing (SIF grantee)


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