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Urban Institute Announces Initiative to Help Guide, Design, and Assess "Pay for Success" Projects Across the Country (Press Release)
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The Urban Institute today launched an initiative to ensure "Pay for Success" (PFS) transactions are well-designed, informed by rigorous research, and deliver outcomes as intended.

Publication Date: March 16, 2015Availability: HTML

National Center for Charitable Statistics Discovers Unauthorized Access to Form 990 and e-Postcard Filing Systems for Nonprofit Organizations (Press Release)
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The Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) recently discovered that an unauthorized party or parties gained access to the Form 990 Online and e-Postcard filing systems for nonprofit organizations.

Publication Date: February 24, 2015Availability: HTML

Urban Institute and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Announce Multi-Year Collaboration to Help Strengthen the Firm's Philanthropic Impact (Press Release)
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The Urban Institute and JPMorgan Chase & Co. today launched a multi-year program that aims to inform and assess the impact of JPMorgan Chase’s key philanthropic initiatives.

Publication Date: February 05, 2015Availability: HTML

Former US Reps. Announce Federal Corrections Task Force (Press Release)
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Former US Representatives J.C. Watts, Jr. and Alan Mollohan announced the establishment of the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections: a nine-person, bipartisan blue-ribbon panel mandated by Congress to examine challenges in the federal corrections system and develop practical, data-driven policy responses. Watts will serve as the Colson Task Force’s chair and Mollohan will serve as its vice-chair.

Publication Date: December 09, 2014Availability: HTML

A Timely Test About Volunteering (Press Release)
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Test your knowledge of a central ingredient of the charitable spirit: volunteering.

Publication Date: November 12, 2014Availability: HTML

Lax Enforcement and Legal Loopholes Enable Labor Trafficking Victimization (Press Release)
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This study chronicles the experiences of labor trafficking victims from the point of recruitment for work, their forced labor victimization, their attempts to escape and get help, and their efforts to seek justice through civil or criminal cases. The report finds that legal loopholes and lax enforcement enable labor traffickers to commit crimes against workers in major US industries: agriculture, domestic work, hotels, restaurants, and construction. Interview and case file data detail the ubiquity of trafficking, which occurs both in plain sight and behind lock and key. Detailed recommendations propose next steps for policy and practice.

Publication Date: October 21, 2014Availability: HTML

Urban Institute Joins Cooperative Effort with the City of Seoul to Advance Research on Social Innovation and Human Development (Press Release)
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Today, the Urban Institute announced a cooperative effort with the City of Seoul, Korea, to advance research on social innovation and human development in Seoul. The effort will launch with a workshop in Seoul to identify key research themes, discuss data and methodological approaches, and outline a research program.

Publication Date: September 24, 2014Availability: HTML

1 in 3 Americans with a Credit File Has Debt Reported in Collections (Press Release)
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Thirty-five percent of adults have a debt in collections reported in their credit files, an Urban Institute study shows. Nevada, hit hard by the housing crisis, tops the list of states: 47 percent of people with a credit file have reported debt in collections. The state also has the highest average collections debt. Twelve other states (11 in the South) and the District of Columbia top 40 percent.

Publication Date: July 29, 2014Availability: HTML

Urban Institute Honors the Legacy of Retiring Board of Trustees Chairman Joel Fleishman (Press Release)
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The Urban Institute salutes the leadership of Joel L. Fleishman, who is retiring as chairman of its board of trustees. The board has selected Vice Chair Jamie Gorelick, a former deputy U.S. attorney general and a partner at the law firm WilmerHale, to succeed Fleishman as chair.

Publication Date: May 22, 2014Availability: HTML

Most Nonprofits Report Federal Funding Cuts and Serious Problems with Government Contracts (Press Release)
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Nearly half of all nonprofit organizations, in 2013, reported a decrease in revenue from federal agencies, and one in five said their experience with federal, state, and local government contracting was worse in 2012 than in previous year, a new Urban Institute study concludes.

Publication Date: May 15, 2014Availability: HTML

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