After two years of research, assessment, and design, the County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department (HSD) has launched two new two-year outcomes-oriented contracts with subsidized employment service providers.
Recently USAID published a guide for “Setting, Pricing, and Administering Performance Metrics in Pay-for-Results Programming.” The guide is intended to help those within USAID understand the basics of Pay-for-Results (PfR) contracts, their connection to current contracting practices and authorities, and how to think through the design of a new project. Third Sector contributed by sharing our experiences and how the lessons we learned in our work in domestic human services are equally applicable in the international development context.
Our experience shows that there are six critical aspects when developing an outcome-based
Third Sector recently co-hosted a webinar with two college access and success providers, uAspire and College Forward, to discuss “Pay for Success Lessons Learned from the Provider Perspective.” As providers have a track record of supporting students day-to-day and understand firsthand what resources are necessary to ensure that students enroll in and graduate from institutions of higher education, the webinar focused on providing a platform for providers to share lessons learned with the four Pay for Success in Higher Education cohort sites. In the webinar, uAspire reflected on the organization’s
Third Sector News and Updates July 2019 Third Sector Awarded $2,000,000 to Advance California Workforce Outcomes Over the next two years, Third Sector will work with up to five nonprofit grantees of The James Irvine Foundation’s Better Careers Initiative and up to ten local government agencies to advance economic opportunity in California through a $2M grant from the Foundation. Third Sector will facilitate partnerships between Better Careers grantees and public service agencies to co-design improvements on California’s public workforce funding system and pursue better outcomes in economic opportunity for the people …