What Matters

Investing in Results to Build Strong Vibrant Communities

This book features a collection of 56 essays by 80 leaders working on social programs, community development and other anti-poverty programs. Their collective message advocates for a shift toward outcomes-based funding of social programs. They highlight models such as Pay for Success, Social Impact Bonds and Incentive Prize Competitions, and suggest that the social policy field is beginning to re-orient market forces toward rewarding social outcomes.

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493 pages. ©2017.
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Reader Reviews for this Book


Review posted October 7, 2019


Inspiring read; community leaders should take notice.


Review posted October 1, 2018


This book was very technical and difficult for me to keep my attention on it.