Tag: Evaluation

October 7, 2014 · Laura Beals

Are You an “Accidental Evaluator?”

How to get started navigating the trials and tribulations of the person tasked with "pulling a few numbers" for their nonprofit. »
December 13, 2013 · Nell Edgington

How Do We Measure Nonprofit Effectiveness?

If each nonprofit organization is now creating their own theory of change, and their own outcome and impact measurements, how do we compare those to another nonprofit’s outcome and impact measures? »
October 23, 2013 · Gina Edwards

Measuring and Reporting Nonprofit Outcomes

Outcomes are not just visions or goals. They are specific changes or benefits that include a transformation in knowledge, attitudes, values, skills, behaviors or conditions. Outcome information and measurement are the not-for-profit equivalents of the for-profit industry's return on investment. Outcomes allow not-for-profits to report to their funders and stakeholders what changes they are making in a client's or community's condition. »
October 22, 2013 · Miriam Kagan

Redefining Measurement and Value

Generations of fundraisers have been trained to measure success around one specific metric—revenue. While the interpretation may vary; gross vs. net revenue, campaign ROI, long term value, the driver for fundraising tends to be oriented around campaign revenue and progress toward overall budget. There are other ways to measure success, and it depends on changing the idea that revenue generation is the only form of success. »
October 22, 2013 · Richard Larkin

Using Outcomes to Measure Nonprofit Success

Those who donate to nonprofit organizations naturally want to feel their gifts will be used successfully in a way that will improve society or some part of it, like children, the sick, students, etc. But how can donors evaluate whether or not a charity will ultimately deliver on their promise or mission? Making outcome information readily available to donors can make the decision to donate easier. »
October 21, 2013 · Nell Edgington

How Do We Measure Nonprofit Effectiveness?

If each nonprofit organization is now creating their own theory of change, and their own outcome and impact measurements, how do we compare those to another nonprofit’s outcome and impact measures? »