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Discover how to identify, track and use program outcomes to improve your programs as well as increasing your ability to access funds. …

Discover how to identify, track and use program outcomes to improve your programs as well as increasing your ability to access funds.
By Rich Speck, Urban Strategies

Published in: Health & Medicine, Education

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  • 1. Evidence Based Outcomes Your life line to change and funding.
  • 2. Welcome
    • Introductions
    • Your take-a-ways…
      • For your organization
      • For you personally
  • 3. New Year’s Resolutions …
    • So . . . how is it going?
  • 4. “ Clear ideas about what you plan to do and why – as well as an organized approach to capturing, documenting, and disseminating program results – enhance the case for investment in your program.” WK Kellogg Foundation, Evaluation Handbook
  • 5. Key Questions . . . ?
    • What do you do?
    • Why do you do it?
    • How do you know it is working?
    • Who needs to know the results?
    • How do you internalize learning?
  • 6. Evidence Based Outcomes:
    • “ We don’t care about your organization, we care about the impact your organization is having.”
    • “ Outcome measurement assists in gauging program effectiveness.”
  • 7. What is your measure of success?
  • 8. Benefits of Evidenced Based Outcome Measurement
    • Focus:
      • The process identifies what is important.
    • Learning:
      • You will discover you are not as smart as you thought you were.
    • Affirmation:
      • The process provides a shared sense of progress.
    • Infectious Participation:
      • Others will want a piece of the action.
  • 9. Process Table Resources/ Inputs Activities Outputs Outcomes Impact Your Planned Work Your Intended Results What your program does. The changes you hope to effect.
  • 10. Super Soccer Inc.
    • We will be designing our own evidence based outcomes for Super Soccer Inc.
  • 11. Evidence Based Outcome Steps
    • Begin with the end in mind, your mission.
    • Identify outcomes / life changes required. What are the elements characteristic of your mission being accomplished?
    • Identify program activities.
    • Determine program outputs or goals for your activities that will result in the life changing outcomes that will enable your mission to be accomplished .
    • Describe Inputs / resources needed for activities.
    • Identify indicators to measure results.
    • Develop communication plan.
    • Internalize learning.
  • 12. Super Soccer’s Mission:
    • It is the mission of Super Soccer Inc. to holistically develop young athletes who will compete at the highest level within the sport and achieve positions of leadership within their respective communities.
  • 13. Complete Outcome Exercise
    • Take some time to fill out outcome exercise.
  • 14. SMART Outcomes
    • Outcomes and Impacts should be SMART:
    • • S pecific
    • • M easurable
    • • A ction-oriented
    • • R ealistic
    • • T imed
  • 15. Outcome Indicators & Data Source
    • What you will actually measure, and how you will measure it.
  • 16. Result Communication & Organizational Learning
    • Your plan to communicate results.
      • Who needs to know.
      • How will you communicate it.
    • What did you learn and how will you re-design what you do toward improved effectiveness.
  • 17. Design outcomes for your potential grant.
  • 18. Issues to consider:
    • “ What get’s measured gets done…”
      • Are you measuring the right thing?
    • Efficiency is not impact.
      • Effective use of resources is vastly more important than efficient use of resources.
    • “ It takes a village to raise a child…”
      • Can you take credit for everything?
    • The long road of life has many ups and downs.
      • Measuring short term results can be misleading.
  • 19. Resources
    • WK Kellogg Foundation www.wkkf.org
    • Compassion Capital Fund Web Site
      • www.ccfbest.org/outcomemeasurements
    • The Urban Institute
      • www.urban.org “Key Steps in Outcome Measurement”
    • Google Outcome Measurement and have fun.
  • 20. Get Started:
    • Know what you do!
    • Know why do you do it!
    • Measure how well you are doing!
    • Communicate your results!
    • Continue to learn as you go!