There is a lack of understanding about which interventions are most effective in fighting poverty. This climate is neither sustainable nor effective, especially for our under-resourced neighbors. The solution to this problem is straightforward. The poverty-fighting community needs an accurate, cost-effective, and scalable means to discover what works. This solution must isolate impact and provide a way to ask the right questions. That is what Slingshot Memphis, Inc. attempts to achieve with its Slingshot Universal Algorithm (SUA) and, more generally, with the Slingshot Impact Assessment.