United Way’s CEO brings the agency’s new economic mobility mission into focus

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Crain’s Cleveland Business: Robert Fischer, associate professor and co-director of the Center on Poverty and Community Development at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, discussed United Way of America’s pivot from using a national model for funding—including shifting from guaranteeing permanent funding status for groups—to a two-year request-for-proposal cycle.

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