Grant makers play a vital role in ensuring that their grantees are able to share their outcomes.
GuideStar is working to create effective ways for reporting outcomes. Together with Independent Sector and BBB Wise Giving Alliance, they are actively supporting Charting Impact, an initiative encouraging organizations to answer 5 questions:
- What is your organization aiming to accomplish?
- What are your strategies for making this happen?
- What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?
- How will your organization know if you are making progress?
Independent Sector – A membership-based coalition of corporations, foundations, and private voluntary organizations that works to strengthen America’s nonprofit organizations.
Leap of Reason – link to download ebook and related website created by Mario Marino and Venture Philanthropy Partners [focus on High School, FAFSA and College Application completion – along with College Enrollment – although key metric should include successful employment at a living wage.]
Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community – social sector leaders of performance management initiatives
The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox – developed by Robert M. Penna, PhD – excellent resources page
Evaluation Core Curriculum Courses are offered by the Corporation for National & Community Service – designed to help increase your program’s capacity to evaluate its intervention.
Independent Sector – A membership-based coalition of corporations, foundations, and private voluntary organizations that works to strengthen America’s nonprofit organizations. Active with Charting Impact – a joint project with GuideStar and BBB Wise Giving Alliance.
Nonprofit Performance Management Consulting Network – good resources for consultants and nonprofits curated by Ellen Bass