Category Archives: Social Solutions

Q & A: Conversation between Outgoing CEO Rachel Arnold and Incoming CEO Kristin Nimsger

We are thrilled to announce that Kristin Nimsger is joining Social Solutions as our new Chief Executive Officer. She brings an extensive background in the non-profit and foundation space and a proven track record as a software executive to the Social Solutions team. She and Rachel Arnold, who served as our interim CEO while we worked to find Kristin, …

What to Consider When Evaluating Restorative Justice Programs for Youth

Youth justice may be one of the most challenging and complex areas of the social service arena, for a number of reasons. Youth who run afoul of the criminal justice system often face challenges in a number of areas, which may include poverty, homelessness, drug use, violence, and education, to name a few. However, the concept of restorative justice, …

Where Have All the Referrals Gone? Salvaging a Valuable Data Resource

One of the most challenging aspects of social services is keeping track of participant referrals. Often, it’s very nearly impossible, and that’s unfortunate. Most participants who slip beyond your “radar” take with them the possibility of collecting valuable information about their progress (or obstacles to progress) – information that can …

Key Features of Performance Management Software for Workforce Development Pay-For-Success Initiatives

Budget-tightening and program accountability are trends in government funded programs that no agency or organization can afford to ignore. These trends have made “pay for success” initiatives an increasingly attractive funding model for a variety of publically funded initiatives and programs. Pay-for-success is just what the name implies; also known …

Community Impact: The New Standard for Measuring Social Services

How do you measure the effectiveness of the services your organization provides? As accountability takes on more importance for social service agencies, the standard for measuring what your services have accomplished – and how efficiently they were delivered – is becoming more critical for agencies, regulatory boards, and potential investors. The …

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