Investment to Impact

Why Measuring Results Matters Now

Thank you for attending Greater Twin Cities United Way’s forum focused on measuring the impact of social service work in our community. At a time when public and philanthropic communities are asking tougher questions before they invest, we explored how the social service sector is innovating to clearly connect investment with outcomes.  See Agenda

DATE: Wednesday, December 12
TIME: 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.; Registration & Breakfast; 8:00 – noon
LOCATION: Continuing Education and Conference Center
University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus
Free Event
Keynote speaker Jitinder Kohli, director at Deloitte Consulting LLP and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, will share his perspective on the increasing importance of evidence of impact in nonprofit and public sectors. From a national perspective, he will discuss the federal government’s funding strategy, the U.K. model used increasingly by the U.S., and how public investments are now being translated into impact. Read Bio
Forum Topics
• Innovative evaluation models that support building evidence.
• Emerging funding models in the social service sector.
• Nonprofits, philanthropy and government partner to more effectively understand impact.
• How we as a community prioritize and invest in the highest impact approaches and programs.

Forum Materials

General Session Presentation (PDF)

Breakout Sessions
Leveraging Evidence for Sustainable Funding Models (PDF)
Supportive Housing Presentation (PDF)
Richard Chase, Wilder Research
George Stone, CSH-MN

Measurement Framework for Job Training Investments (PDF)
Jane Graupman, International Institute of MN
Deb Serum, MN Department of Employment and Economic Development
Rachel Speck, United Way
Luke Weisberg, LukeWorks

Using Cost-Benefit Analysis to Build a Business Case (PDF)
Kelly Harder, Dakota County
Tina Wahla, Accenture