June 8, 2018Event Recap

The What Works Nonprofit Fellows Gather in Washington, D.C. to Discuss Advancing Data-Driven Impact

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On June 7-8, 2018, the inaugural cohort of 14 What Works Nonprofit Fellows reconvened in Washington, D.C. to discuss best ways to engage with governments in order to scale what works, drive outcomes and build effective partnerships through improved procurement.  The Fellows engaged in peer consulting and developed recommendations to advance field of evidence-based policy. The two-day meeting was the fifth convening of these leading nonprofit chief executives and will culminate in a final convening in the fall of 2018.

Featured speakers included:

  • Martin O’Malley, Former Maryland Governor
  • Stephanie A. Bradley, Ph.D., Director and Principal Investigator, Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support Center, Edna Bennet Pierce Prevention Research Center, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Sarah McGee, Chief Policy & Government Affairs Officer, Nurse-Family Partnership
  • Cecilia Muñoz, Vice President for Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives, New America; Former White House Domestic Policy Council Director and Intergovernmental Affairs Director; RFA Senior Fellow
  • Jennifer Reed, Director, Office of Budget and Performance Management, Office of the City Administrator, Washington, D.C.; RFA Local Government Fellow
  • Torey Silloway, Manager, The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Natalie Towns, Director of Prevention & Community Support, GA Division of Family & Children Services
  • Mary Kopczynski Winkler, Senior Research Associate, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute


About the Fellowship:

Results for America’s What Works Nonprofit Fellowship program, founded in December 2016, is harnessing the collective experience, insights and recommendations of a select group of well-known and well-respected nonprofit chief executives committed to evidence-based solutions to inform public policy and improve the impact of public investments.

Learn more about Results for America’s What Works Nonprofit Fellowship here.