Roadmap to Results: Advancing Your Organization's Outcomes Measurement Maturity

Developing and delivering successful programs for those that you support is not an easy task. Today's issues run deeper and larger than what is seen on the surface and in many cases, today's problems will need collaboration and the work of many for advancement. In order to create and deliver programs that effect change, you need to ensure you have the resources, both financial and human, to do so. The question you should be asking is "how can I attract not only a greater quantity, but greater quality of funders?" The answer lies in outcomes measurement.

When using the proper outcomes measurement framework, leveraging data can assist in identifying credible funders who are aligned with your mission. In the case of program development, clearly stating and monitoring your intended outcomes for your participants, community or sector will not only let you know if your program is on track, but it can also help ensure you attract the right people to implement those programs. Outcomes act as a performance management mechanism to monitor your progress against program and organizational goals.

This session will cover how to advance your organization's outcomes maturity level and leverage logic models to make the transition to becoming more results focused. Participants will learn:
- How to work across your organization to structure grant proposals and programs that directly connect activities to results
- How to set up and understand a logic model
- How to communicate results to attract new and different types of funders who place a value on achievement and truly making a difference

Participants will leave this session understanding how they can approach funding opportunities differently and share impact stories, ultimately grabbing the attention of new donors, funders, staff, and talent.


GPC Competencies Addressed:
How to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application
Strategies for effective program and project design and development
Post-award grant management practices sufficient to inform effective grant design and development 

Michelle DiSabato is a philanthropic impact subject matter expert with more than 20 years of experience developing, designing and implementing multi-million dollar philanthropic initiatives and programmatic social impact analyses. She heads up Blackbaud's Impact Advisory Services helping clients make the most of their grant investments by understanding the impact they are making and how to tell their impact story using data, results and a shared language.