4 Tips for Measuring Outcomes Instead of Activities

Posted on June 18, 2014

This article emphasizes the importance of measuring the difference your organization makes in a way that does justice to what is being accomplished.  “Rather than providing the number of hours students are tutored, retention rates, and volunteer involvement, try making a more compelling data-driven argument that you are 80 percent likely to produce an intended outcome, like getting students in your program to be proficient in math.”  It’s all about measuring the outcomes so everyone, including yourself and your staff, can see the positive effect the programming has been having on its participants.

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