Collect data, measure results, test alternatives, question assumptions. Measuring your program outcomes help you, your staff and funders to understand and analyze the effectiveness of your programs. Valuable outcome measurements identify the programs that are performing well and those that should be improved, and are critical on the journey to success. Some key factors for effective outcome measurements are as follows:
- Start early with the program goals
- Begin planning early, as the program is defined
- Involve stakeholders from the beginning
- Consider the context and type of the organization and environment when deciding how, what and when to measure
The Maria Latimore Group will implement these and other best practices to plan, analyze and execute the outcome measurement strategy for your mission-critical programs.