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Isaac’s Who Would You Fund Example
• Use this as an exercise to illustrate the
importance of collecting outcomes.
• Also u...
How it Works
• Share next slide with group and introduce exercise.
• Audience is now a funder with the ability to write a ...
Who Would You Fund?
• You have $1 million to provide funding to a
tutoring program for “at-risk” youth.
• You need to pick...
Which Program Would You Fund?
February 2015 Isaac Castillo - @isaac_outcomes 4
Program # 1 Program # 2
Served 500 “at-risk...
Does this Change Things?
February 2015 Isaac Castillo - @isaac_outcomes 5
MathProficiency
Time
Program 1
Comparison Group
...
Isaac’s Contact Information
6February 2015 @Isaac_outcomes
Isaac D. Castillo
Deputy Director
DC Promise Neighborhood Initi...
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Castillo who would you fund example

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Isaac's Who Would You Fund example, with some directions on how to use it at the beginning.

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Castillo who would you fund example

  1. 1. Isaac’s Who Would You Fund Example • Use this as an exercise to illustrate the importance of collecting outcomes. • Also used as a way to emphasize the importance of comparison / contextual data. • Based on real data I collected from two different schools running the same program during my time at LAYC. January 28th 2015 Isaac Castillo - @Isaac_outcomes 1
  2. 2. How it Works • Share next slide with group and introduce exercise. • Audience is now a funder with the ability to write a single $1 million check to one of two programs. • Assume everything is the same between two programs/organizations except what is shared. • The second slide (with the data) has animation on it – the data points get shared one at a time. • After each data point, presenter asks audience members who they would fund (who gets their $1 million) and why. Should get answers from several different people. • Add next set of data points, and continue to ask who people fund and why. • Only last set of data includes outcome information. And by that point, the answer of who to fund becomes clearer (but people may still disagree). • The last slide points out the importance of comparison information and context. The last slide may or may not be used depending on time and sophistication level of the audience. The dotted lines are the comparison groups. • The last slide also illustrates the importance of not overlooking programs that keep things stable – as the counterfactual or comparison condition may be that things would get worse without the program. January 28th 2015 Isaac Castillo - @Isaac_outcomes 2
  3. 3. Who Would You Fund? • You have $1 million to provide funding to a tutoring program for “at-risk” youth. • You need to pick one of two programs to fund – but you can only pick one! • Assume everything else is equal aside from the information provided on the next page. – Same service population – Same areas of service – Same tutoring approach February 2015 Isaac Castillo - @isaac_outcomes 3
  4. 4. Which Program Would You Fund? February 2015 Isaac Castillo - @isaac_outcomes 4 Program # 1 Program # 2 Served 500 “at-risk” youth Served 50 “at-risk” youth Provided 2,500 total hours of tutoring Provided 2,500 total hours of tutoring Each youth received average of 5 hours of tutoring Each youth received average of 50 hours of tutoring 5 % of youth showed improved math grades on report cards 90 % of youth showed improved math grades on report cards
  5. 5. Does this Change Things? February 2015 Isaac Castillo - @isaac_outcomes 5 MathProficiency Time Program 1 Comparison Group Program 1 MathProficiency Program 2 Comparison Group Program 2 Time
  6. 6. Isaac’s Contact Information 6February 2015 @Isaac_outcomes Isaac D. Castillo Deputy Director DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative On Twitter: @Isaac_outcomes Email: Isaac.Castillo@dcpni.org

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