Outcomes Measurement in Nonprofit & Government Orgs: 5 Steps to Creating a Measurement Culture and Affecting Long Term Change Sheri Chaney Jones

ISBN: 9781118911112

Published: September 22nd 2014

Hardcover

250 pages


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Outcomes Measurement in Nonprofit & Government Orgs: 5 Steps to Creating a Measurement Culture and Affecting Long Term Change  by  Sheri Chaney Jones

Outcomes Measurement in Nonprofit & Government Orgs: 5 Steps to Creating a Measurement Culture and Affecting Long Term Change by Sheri Chaney Jones
September 22nd 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 250 pages | ISBN: 9781118911112 | 8.68 Mb

In Impact and Excellence, Sheri Chaney Jones draws upon 15 years of working side by side with several government and nonprofit organizations. The book culls research gathered from her four-year study and distills findings into easy-to-digest,MoreIn Impact and Excellence, Sheri Chaney Jones draws upon 15 years of working side by side with several government and nonprofit organizations. The book culls research gathered from her four-year study and distills findings into easy-to-digest, five-step, actionable success strategies for the leaders of todays government and nonprofit organizations.

The introduction outlines why now is the time for social sector organizations to do things differently and shares how each section of this book will contribute to future success. Chapter One features vivid case studies of government and nonprofit organizations that have fully-embraced and implemented a measurement culture.

Chapters Two and Three draw on original research conducted with over 200 nonprofit and government organizations by the author and her firm, Measurement Resources Company. These chapters underscore the differences between organizations content with good enough and those dedicated to excellence, demonstrating by the numbers, that embracing an organizational culture built around performance and outcome measurement is the defining differential between mediocre and thriving organizations. Chapters Three and Four address the similarities and differences between nonprofits and government organizations that opt to develop high performance measurement cultures.

These chapters will discuss the different types of data important for government and nonprofit organizations and the types of actions organizations need to take to leverage that data. Chapter Five speaks directly to the readers current reality, acknowledging the real and significant barriers to developing a measurement culture, specifically limitations related to time, resources, trained staff and expertise within the organization. While such limitations do exist, they can be overcome. This chapter introduces real-world success stories to inspire readers to rise above excuses and take decisive action.The five strategic steps outlined in detail in chapters Six through Eleven revolve around five proven principles: Cultivate Culture and Leadership, Clarify Mission, Capture Impact, Communicate Value and Change and Celebrate.

These chapters introduce actionable, easy-to-implement solutions that often lead to sweeping change within organizations and the communities they serve. Chapter Twelve invites organizational leaders to develop a unique action plan tailored to their organizations particular circumstance.

Based on the authors proven planning framework, readers are encouraged to work through a series of experiences and templates to identify first steps toward predictable success, impact and excellence. Special Features: Each chapter will include an Impact and Excellence Discussion Questions, providing leaders with a quick review of key points and implementation action items. All study results will be available in the appendix. This report demonstrates the unique differences and similarities between government and nonprofit and shares the results and implications for the social sector as a whole.The appendix will list references for all research cited in the book.

Readers will benefit from the inclusion of the High Measurement Culture and Leadership Self-Assessment Tool, based on original research, which will also be available in the appendix. Individuals who purchase this book will receive a special access code to complete the Measurement Culture Survey. Readers who complete the survey will receive a customized benchmarking report (for a fee) to their organization to the total population of organizations in the database.



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