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Creating A Community Of Practice For PFS Stakeholders
Urban Institute
Industry: Nonprofit

The Urban Institute conducts research to understand and solve real-world challenges from health and tax policy to the well-being of families and neighborhoods. They serve as a source of knowledge and data for Pay For Success (PFS) projects nationwide.

PFS is an innovative financing mechanism that shifts financial risk from the government to a new investor to cover the up-front costs of scaling an evidence-based social programs that serve people in need. PFS needed a website that presented this information in a bold and understandable way to support this impactful work.

Urban wanted to build the PFS web portal, which would be a community portal for people and organizations developing, implementing, or evaluating PFS projects. The portal includes the Support Center, a library of tools, and the PFS Perspectives blog. Community members - including governments, investors, service providers, and more - now have a digital home for sharing best practices and promoting new ideas.

Design that is at once elegant, bold, and striking adds an element of polish suited to an organization dedicated to success. The Pay For Success portal pulls together expert insight and analysis, helping make PFS projects work better for the people they serve, and the layout ensures that knowledge is accessible.

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