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Root Cause’s Approach to Performance Measurement

Root Cause believes deeply in the value of effective data collection and analysis for continuous learning and improvement.

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Root Cause 2022 Impact Report

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2022 National Partnership for Educational Access’s (NPEA) Annual Conference

Principal Consultant, Colette Stanzler, presented on about how equity is essential to performance measurement and discuss ways your data collection and reporting practices can support equity.

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Staff Support and Performance Research Brief

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Webinar: Strengthening Performance Measurement and Data Capacity

Join Root Cause for a conversation on meaningful performance measurement in the social sector. Based on our experience partnering with numerous nonprofits, service agencies, and funders to build their performance measurement capacity.

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HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) Framework Performance Measurement & Evaluation

The HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) National Resource Center, based out of Tufts Medical Center in Boston, partnered with Root Cause to help them understand how adoption of the HOPE framework leads to practice change among providers – and how this impacts families’ service experiences and their children’s health outcomes.

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Farash Foundation Impact Measurement and Evaluation Plan

In 2020-2021, Root Cause helped the Farash Foundation develop a data collection and impact measurement system. The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation makes grants within Monroe and Ontario Counties, New York, related to arts and culture, education, Jewish life, and COVID-19 relief.

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What is “Quality” ?

When we talk about Continuous Quality Improvement in a social service setting, what exactly are we trying to improve? This post introduces six domains of program quality that are elemental to the practice of continuous quality improvement.

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Performance Measurement

Performance measurement is a series of ongoing processes in which organizations track, analyze, and derive learnings from important program and operational data

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Building grantee capacity for performance measurement, with a focus on racial equity

How can a foundation help direct service and advocacy grantees strengthen their performance measurement practice, build linkages between their programs, and increase their collective focus on racial equity in economic security?

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The Peer Performance Exchange

How can we design the Peer Performance Exchange to enable nonprofits to strengthen their performance measurement practices and improve program quality?

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You’re On the Performance Measurement Train. Now What?

This post reflects on the workshop Root Cause held at the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network conference on “Demystifying Performance Measurement” and discusses how important it is to build a performance measurement culture in your organization.

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Building an Aligned Performance Measurement System Across Foundation Program Areas

How can a foundation build an aligned performance measurement system across program areas?

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Is Your Organization Measuring What You Think You’re Measuring?

This post reflects on the interview and review process of the Peer Performance Exchange which analyzed the organizational health and program quality of organizations that provide youth career development, college access, and/or college persistence programs.

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Capacity Building for Performance Measurement

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Designing a common program performance measurement framework for grantees

How can a standardized performance measurement framework help nonprofits improve program quality and inform a foundation’s grantmaking strategy?

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What Social Impact Bonds Mean for Nonprofits and Performance Measurement

Root Cause CEO, Andrew Wolk, reflects on the implementation of social impact bonds and how they will affect the future of nonprofits, philanthropy, and government.

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