Tough Times, Creative Measures: What Will it Take to Help the Social Sector Embrace an Outcomes Culture?

From the Urban Institute:

“Sparked by the publication of Leap of Reason by Mario Morino, this symposium convened a select group of twenty leaders from government, nonprofits, philanthropy, and business to discuss a challenge that has limited the collective impact of the social sector: the lack of encouragement and support in the nonprofit community for disciplined, data-driven management. The symposium explored barriers to and opportunities for making performance management more common in the social sector. Participants discussed possible solutions that would advance performance management, including the Outcome and Effective Practices Portal (now called PerformWell), an online resource for nonprofits seeking assistance with identifying indicators and tools to measure their outcomes”

click here to download full document - 17 pages in pdf

Invitation: Dec 12th launch of “Peel Counts – Collective Impact through Results Based Accountability

Launch Monday December 12th – 11:30 to 2pm  Location: St. Paul’s United Church, 30 Main St., Brampton 905-451-1405  Public parking also available off John Street, at City Hall or Rose Theatre

 Keynote Speaker Dr. Munir Sheikh Co-Commissioner, Ontario’s Social Assistance Review, Former Chief Statistician for Canada and Head of Statistics Canada; Distinguished Fellow and Adjunct Professor at Queen’s University and visiting scholar at Carleton University, Ottawa.

 Experience the boundless potential of Peel-specific indicators for 9 priority populations and issues. See how measurement gives us the knowledge to make evidence-based decisions to improve people’s quality of life, Witness the results of your contributions to the community Impact Cafés, Receive a copy of the Peel Counts report

 Please RSVP by December 9, 2011 pamela.tomio(at) 905-791-7800, ext. 4348

*Registration is required due to space limitations.

Please download invitation and registration details here

Impact Café – invitation to participate

The Region of Peel and United Way of Peel Region invite you to participate in an Impact Café. 

This will be an interactive session to share your experience and sector specific knowledge to help the Region of Peel and United Way of Peel Region prioritize data indicators and develop action plan strategies that make a difference In Peel.  They are specifically looking for agency directors, management staff, funders, planners, corporations, and community groups working to make a positive impact in our community. 

Click here for more information and to register


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