It’s no secret—funders are looking for outcomes. But if your organization’s idea of outcomes measurement is to scramble for data at the end of the year, then you are going to have a hard time meeting funder requirements. Nonprofit outcomes management is an essential skill for today’s social service organizations to master.
Keep reading to find out exactly how to measure outcomes of a program and get tips for applying these strategies to your organization’s processes.
While the process to measure the outcomes of a program scales pretty well, there are some specific steps you should keep in mind when evaluating particular programs.
Having the right software tools in place can significantly ease the process of outcomes reporting. However, even the best software tool requires a certain amount of forethought and planning.
If you don’t already have a software solution in place for tracking outcomes, this should be one of the first things your organization addresses. Getting organized and effectively implementing an outcomes measurement strategy for your programs is crucial.
Social Solutions offers a portfolio of products to help guide your journey in measuring your program outcomes. Capabilities include:
Learning how to measure the outcomes of a program is an invaluable skill for any social service administrator. It’s fairly complex but also a critical process in ensuring your organization’s success. Doing this seamlessly with the right tools and systems in place can help your organization do so effectively and efficiently.
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