Posted on August 19, 2012
Rabbi Drew Kaplan makes a really interesting point about how we evaluate and measure the success of a program. In particular, he focuses on how most funders are interested in quantitative measures as opposed to qualitative. They will often judge success of a program based on how many people attended. Rabbi Kaplan believes that we should all start to consider success of a program based on the impact the program has on its participants instead. According to him, this is a true measure of success. It is not about the numbers but on the quality of the impact the program has on others.
This is something very important to think about. We often measure success based on quantity, when really the quality of the program is what makes a lasting and wide-reaching effect.