Kyle Doran

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  • Impact Advisory
  • Impact Investing

Children & Families, Economic Mobility, Public Safety & Reentry

Kyle is a Director at Social Finance, where he works with partner organizations across sectors to conceptualize, design, and implement outcomes-based contracts and other innovative funding and financing tools.

Prior to Social Finance, Kyle directed policy research and strategic planning projects for social impact organizations with Freedman Consulting. At Freedman, he led efforts across a range of issue and functional areas, including workforce development and the labor market, public interest technology, government innovation, and agricultural policy.

Prior to that, Kyle was on the data team for both President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign in Iowa and the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee. Kyle served in the Peace Corps in Armenia, where he taught English as a foreign language, ran extracurricular programming, and helped advance civil society initiatives in the village of Vaghashen. Previously, he did field work for President Obama’s 2008 campaign in Alaska and Ohio.

Kyle earned a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Government & Law from Lafayette College.


Video: Talent Finance
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Video: Talent Finance

Talent Finance bridges the gap between employers, training partners, supportive service providers, and capital providers, enabling them to collaborate on self-sustaining talent programs that prepare workers for the specific jobs employers need filled.

Justin Bakule, Kyle Doran, Josh Breeden, and Carrie Benjamin

New Strategies for Employer-Led Workforce Development
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New Strategies for Employer-Led Workforce Development

We believe employers can and should engage more deeply in innovative solutions to today’s talent challenges. That’s why Social Finance is working to identify effective and underutilized opportunities for employers to finance, train, hire, and…

Justin Bakule and Kyle Doran

Using Promising Models to Fulfill Occupational Licensure Requirements
A carpenter trains his male apprentice how to use a mechanical saw as the apprentice looks intently focusing on the project at hand.

Using Promising Models to Fulfill Occupational Licensure Requirements

The Career Impact Bond (CIB) is a student-friendly model for upskilling and training programs, supported by Social Finance's $50 million UP Fund. Students in a CIB enroll in training programs with no upfront costs, only paying…

Kyle Doran and Kaitlyn Bison, The Council of State Governments