Social Finance partners with nonprofit service providers to build capacity to pursue outcomes-based contracts. Using Pay for Success strategies, nonprofits can partner with actors from government, philanthropy, and the private sector to scale interventions that work.

Our Approach

Social Finance works with grantmakers to understand philanthropic objectives and develop innovative funding and financing solutions for high-impact projects.

Drawing on deep expertise in data use and evidence interpretation, innovative finance, community engagement, and disciplined implementation, Social Finance bridges the gap between strategic vision and success on the ground. Social Finance can act as an independent, objective voice in multi-party coalitions, as well as an expert advisor on specific strategies or projects.

We help nonprofits:

  • Measure their results and improve performance
  • Use data for operational intelligence and improved program management
  • Develop performance-based funding models with funders
  • Design, launch, and pilot demonstration projects to prepare for outcomes-based funding

Our Active Performance Management process provides ongoing governance support and data analysis to improve outcomes over the course of an initiative. This work focuses on metric development, data collection and analysis, performance evaluation, and program model adaptation to measurably improve lives.

Our Projects

  • Nurse-Family Partnership, Indiana
    Assess Goodwill’s current implementation of Nurse-Family Partnership in Indiana, make recommendations for improvement as the program scales up in the state, and monitor expansion to support effective programming.
  • Nurse-Family Partnership, South Carolina
    Social Impact Bond to bring home visitation services to more than 3,000 low-income mothers and their children in South Carolina.
  • Concordance Academy
    Assess the capacity of a new recidivism-reduction program to participate in pay for success financing and performance-based contracts, and to create a roadmap for participation.
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Our Team

Managing Director Jeff Shumway and Vice President Jake Segal lead our advisory team, which brings experience from government and leading nonprofit, financial, consulting, and legal firms. Learn more >>

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more our advisory work, contact Jeff Shumway or Jake Segal.