“Mass. program ties nonprofits’ pay to success”
by Dan Adams – The Boston Globe – August 1, 2012
Two groups of nonprofit social service providers have been selected by the state to tackle chronic problems with homeless people and juvenile criminals under an innovative new program that will reward the agencies if they can prove their techniques work, or pay them little or even no money if they fail.
The program, called Social Innovation Financing, operates on a simple “pay for success” model, in which nonprofits must demonstrate that by keeping youth from being reincarcerated or