Achieving Collective Impact with Results-Based Accountability

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Community organizations nationwide are in search of methods that help them achieve measurable results for the children and families they serve. Sometimes these organizations seek like-minded partners in order to reach common goals. Partnerships are formed. Meetings are held. But to what end? Too often, these meetings are held without a clear, common, and measurable result in mind. Over time …

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Expanding the Evidence Universe

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In a new paper just released by the Center for the Study of Social Policy, authors Lisbeth Schorr and Frank Farrow argue for a much broader conception of evidence considered allowable in funding decisions by government and philanthropic agencies. The legitimate focus on funding evidence-based practice has led to an over-reliance on experimental design as the only legitimate source of …

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What’s Wrong with Logic Models

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by Phil Lee, published by the Local Community Services Association (LCSA), New South Wales, Australia. Thanks to LCSA director, Brian Smith. Logic models are diagrams that explain how a program is supposed to work. A simple one page logic model can sometimes be a useful planning and communication tool. But many programs today are required to produce long complex logic …

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Results-Based Accountability Information Brochure

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Click here to download it now. All  the basic ideas on two just pages.  The answers to all these questions and more: What is RBA? How does it work? How can it help? The RBA thinking process Why is common language important? Where has RBA worked? What else do you need to get started? Where can you get more information? …

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