Project Examples

Pay for Success

Arnall Family Foundation

Supported AFF in structuring Oklahoma’s second Pay for Success contract leveraging private investment to improve outcomes for children and families. State dollars are spent only if successful outcomes are achieved. This is one of approximately 23 executed Pay for Success contracts in the US. Cross Sector continues to provide consultation throughout implementation and evaluation. 

Center for Employment Opportunities

Support CEO as they increase their investment in Oklahoma using an evidence-based model to serve more individuals transitioning from incarceration with a focus on employment outcomes and reduced recidivism. 

Corporation for Supportive Housing

Support CSH, state and local partners in design and implementation of a supportive housing demonstration for high-risk, transition-age-youth in Oklahoma. The ultimate goal of the project is to set the stage for bringing the initiative to scale utilizing a Pay for Success model. This project is made possible with funding from the Arnall Family Foundation. 

Opportunity Youth

Public, private and nonprofit entities have been convened by Cross Sector in partnership with the Inasmuch Foundation to explore a pay-for-success contract aimed at improving outcomes for opportunity youth while simultaneously reducing costs. 

Oklahoma Impact Accelerator

Co-Founder/collaborator supporting design, fundraising, implementation and performance analysis of Oklahoma Impact Accelerator—a nonprofit subsidiary of MetaFund designed to connect philanthropic funders with mission-driven opportunities in a financially sustainable manner. 

Organizational Development & Strategic Planning 


Support Paycom’s community giving initiative, PAYCOMmunity, in development of a mission statement aligned with company, customer and community values.

Oklahoma State University Institute for Building Early Relationships 

Support IBEAR in planning for the future of the organization.

Oklahoma Autism Center Foundation

Support the Oklahoma Autism Center and Foundation in maximizing impact statewide. 

ORO Development Corp.

Supported the ORO board in strategic planning as they work to maximize their impact in Oklahoma. 

Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma

Support Goodwill in development of an Employment and Training Alliance in Central Oklahoma with the goal of sustainable employment for individuals across the region. A Collective Impact structure will be used to bring together nonprofits, educators, employers and jobseekers to work together on a shared agenda and shared metrics. This work is made possible by a grant to Goodwill from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. 

Oklahoma Works for All

Support ABLE Tech, Dept. of Career and Technology Education, Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Dept. of Human Services, Dept. of Rehabilitation Services, Developmental Disabilities Council, Office of Juvenile Affairs, Office of Workforce Development, Oklahoma Family Network, OUHSC Center for Learning and Leadership and the State Department of Education in design, implementation and performance analysis of Oklahoma Works for All (OKWFA).

Human-centered design will be used to create a customized employment pilot in the South Central Workforce area (Lawton and Chickasha) for individuals with an intellectual disability. The pilot will track progress toward federal workforce development measures along with customer-defined measures of success. 

OWFA also includes work with local schools districts, families of children with an intellectual disability and family advocates to utilize a LifeCourse model focused on long-term planning, natural supports and maximizing the vision for what is possible for the child and family. This will be incorporated into the development of Individual Education Plans in pilot sites.

Oklahoma Works 

Supported the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development (Oklahoma Works) in development of American Job Center One-Stop Operating Budgets; planning and prioritization for the Youth Committee of the Governor’s Council for Economic and Workforce Development; planning for the Oklahoma Association of Workforce Development Boards; and, updating the Oklahoma Unified Plan under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.  

Western Oklahoma Workforce Development Region

Supported the South Central and Western Oklahoma Workforce Boards serving 33 counties in collaborative planning with health care sector employers, educators, employees and students to develop a strong, well-prepared health care workforce.

Northeast Oklahoma Workforce Development Board 

Supported the NEWDB in collaborative planning with health care sector employers, educators, employees and students to develop a strong, well-prepared health care workforce.

Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health

Supported OKAIMH in organizational development and creation of a strategic plan. 

Norman Downtowners Association

Support the Association in planning and maximizing value for stakeholders.

The Arts in Guthrie

Supported TAG Board in organizational development and strategic planning.