Ready to show off how much good you do? Looking for a new way to engage donors? This article stresses the importance of performance information and will show you how to track and report it in a way that will show the true size of your organization's impact.
You may be collecting the data that your funders want to see, but are you collecting the data that will really help you grow? Remember, tracking your progress provides you with the information you need to maximize your impact on your community. If you're only looking at your metrics when you need funding, you're probably missing a great opportunity for organizational improvement.
According to a recent report from the British National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts, "truly transformation public innovation requires creative decommissioning: actively challenging incumbent service models and mindsets to invest properly in new approaches. As public resources are increasingly precious, creative decommissioning will become a critical capability for public services."
The ability to look back on our decisions and carefully calculate their impact often provides invaluable information, but sometimes, we don't have the time for lengthy evaluations. If you're less worried about the next cycle of a program and more worried about making sure that this one succeeds, you might want to consider using real time evaluation to guide your decision making process. To learn more about it and see if it might work for you, be sure to check out this article.
Using free programs like Google Analytics to track information about your website vistors can provide you with lots of great data, but sometimes that data can be a little overhelming. Don't worry! You probably don't need to focus on all of it. Be sure to read this article to learn where the most important information for your organization can be found.
While it's always good to have tools that inform people outside your organization, the success you track can do much more than help you gain new funding; it can help you maximize your potential to do good! For more info, be sure to check out this great article on the importance of evaluation.
Impact evaluations -- typically, third-party studies that seek to prove a program model’s effectiveness -- seem to be all the rage in social sector circles these days, but do you REALLY need one? Check out this article to see if the time is right for your organization to begin the process and to learn what to expect along the way.
Put these 5 steps to work and take giant steps in demystifying the measurement of your public relations success. This article will help you zero in on the metrics that really matter.
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Do you supervise people? If so, this book is for you.
One of a manager’s toughest—and most important—responsibilities is to evaluate an employee’s performance, providing honest feedback and clarifying what they’ve done well and where they need to improve.
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Are you struggling with a problem employee? Worried about losing your star performer to competitors? Do you dread annual performance appraisals? Praying for a reorg to relieve you of that slacker isn't the answer-frequent feedback is. Brimming with actionable advice on everything from delivering detailed on-the-spot feedback to determining if your employee is ready for a promotion, this guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to master giving effective feedback.