Evidence Based Outcome Slides


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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.
By Rich Speck, Urban Strategies

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Evidence Based Outcome Slides

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