Describa cómo tu proyecto ha tenido éxito y la forma en que éste mide.
TCR! has demonstrated resilience and continued success despite the difficult economic environment. In 2010, 52 participants achieved full-time, living wage employment with benefits, at an average salary of $24,655 per year. Their average work income increased by $17,530 from program start. Not only did this exceed the goal for the year, placements increased by 30% from 2009. One-year final placement retention remains strong at 83%. A total of 223 participants or 65% of active participants experienced important interim and final outcomes in 2010, including final placement, internship placement, gaining interim employment, and others.
The PFP contract with the State of Minnesota contains a very narrow definition of success that holds up to the highest standard: Placement into a full-time living wage job that pays at least $9 per hour or its equivalent with benefits; and retention in a fulltime living wage job for 12 months that pays at least $10 per hour or its equivalent plus benefits at the 12 month anniversary date. The contract was written this way purposefully to provide an incentive for Twin Cities RISE! to attain the best possible outcome for participants.
In 2010, TCR! participants qualified for the total number of budgeted payments under the contract. Thirty participants were placed into living wage employment during the contract period, and 21 were retained for 12 months during the contract period, for a total of 51 outcomes. TCR! has invoiced the State a total budgeted amount of $455,000 for this activity.
¿Cómo va a evolucionar tu proyecto durante los próximos tres años?
TCR! will remain performance-driven through the continuation and expansion of PFP. A detailed ROI review shows that TCR!’s return to Minnesota over the life of the program has been 624%, with a payback period of less than two years. This return comes in the form of income and sales taxes paid, eliminated medical/financial subsidies, and reduced recidivism in the criminal justice system.
This consistent, stable funding source has the ability to extend to other nonprofits, foundations and funding sources that are dedicated to outcomes-based work. The evolution of PFP into the Human Capital Bond funding method will provide systems change in government funding both at the federal and state level, helping fill in the quickly dwindling funding gaps for nonprofits.