Innovation Challenge

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The Innovation Challenge is a series of events around socially innovative solutions to address community challenges in Fairfax County outside of traditional models.

Kickoff Event
The kickoff conference is an exploration of innovative business opportunities to address community challenges on Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at ICF International (9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031). This is an opportunity to exchange information on innovative models, stimulate new ideas and approaches through public and private partnership, and highlight specific strategies as it relates to health and human services needs in Fairfax County.

Please email Michelle Gregory at to provide your contact information to learn about future events and efforts.

Innovation Challenge Information
Press Release

Speaker Materials
Panel 1 - Successful Partnerships Across Sectors
Montgomery Moving Forward: An Initiative of Nonprofit Montgomery - Collective Impact Framework
Montgomery Moving Forward: An Initiative of Nonprofit Montgomery - Overview
Montgomery Moving Forward: An Initiative of Nonprofit Montgomery - Timeline
Innovative Models & Strategies for Data-Driven Governance

Panel 2 - Progressive Funding Opportunities
The Community Foundation of Northern Virginia
University of Virginia Pay for Success Lab

Panel 3 - The Reverse Pitch
Overview of the Reverse Pitch Strategy

Additional Resources
The 2016 Fairfax County Human Services Needs Assessment
The Fairfax County Strategic Plan to Facilitate the Economic Success of Fairfax County
Affordable Housing for All Infographic
Housing Projections Infographic
Now Hiring Infographic
Transportation Infographic



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