Supporting Leaders   |  Enhancing Capacity   |  Improving Outcomes
As  Memorial Day approaches, the PLI Team would like to say "Thank You" to all of the practitioners supporting our military and veteran fathers and families.  Let us know how we can better support your efforts in providing critical and high quality services to military service members.
To continue strengthening the PLI Community of Practice network, we encourage you to uplift your own work or the work of another practitioner/organization via PLI's Good On The Ground initiative - Click HERE to nominate a practitioner/organization!
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Hashtag: #GoodOnTheGround


As always, reach out to anyone on the PLI team and let us know how we can better serve you, better support your work, and contribute to the sustainability of practitioners dedicated to uplifting fathers, families and communities across the country!




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Events |June 3-6, 2014 | Memphis, TN
Join PLI at the The National Partnership for Community Leadership's (NCPL's) 16th Annual International Fatherhood Conference. PLI will be hosting a workshop entitled, Developing 
Effective Partnerships for a Successful Workforce Development Program. 
Register hereView Conference Agenda here. 
Policy | February 2014
"Pay-for-success" models for government contracting are a hot topic right now. The Center for Law & Social Policy (CLASP) has released an in-depth publication detailing the specifics (read here) of what social impact bonds are and how they are changing the funding landscape for nonprofits.
Philanthropy | Deadline: July 1, 2014


The $100k Peter Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation is given each fall to one nonprofit organization "that best demonstrates Drucker's definition of innovation: change that creates a new dimension of performance."   Click here for application resources!
Publication | March 2014
MDRC's multi-year initiative, the Supporting Healthy Marriage Project is a "rigorous test of of marriage education programs for low-income, married couples." The Project periodically releases publications; one recent brief focuses on the effects that relationship education programs have on different types of couples.  Read the report here
Houston, Texas based nonprofit, Horizon Outreach  has been providing military and nonmilitary families with tools necessary to gain financial security and stability since 2010.  Horizon Outreach's Eagle Program equips military veteran fathers with parenting skills and helps them find family sustain income. Connect on Twitter @horizonoutreach.  Read Horizon's CEO, Katrina Johnson's blog post here.
Help us share your successes with our national Community of Practice!  PLI's monthly newsletter highlights an organization, practitioner or program, through our Good on the Ground
spotlight. Nominate yourself/organization OR someone else who is doing great work!
The Practitioners Leadership Institute (PLI) is a national program of the 
Center for Urban Families (CFUF), and is designed to 
provide practitioners with experiences, skills and information that strengthens their ability to improve outcomes for low-income fathers & families.

This program is funded in part by