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Results Leadership Group Rebrands as Clear Impact

Dedicated to Helping Government Agencies, Non-Profits, and Foundations Achieve Sustained, Measurable Improvement in the Lives of Children, Families and Communities Worldwide Rockville, Maryland – May 23, 2016 – Results Leadership Group, the world’s leading Results-Based Accountability resource, has officially changed its name to Clear Impact, a new brand identity that reflects its clarity, focus and [...]

Harvard Family Research Project Highlights RBA Strengths

In 2005, the Harvard Family Research Project’s Evaluation Exchange (Volume XI, No. 2, Summer, 2005) provided an overview of eight outcome models. Of these outcome models, only four (Logic Model, Outcome Funding Framework, RBA and Targeting Outcomes of Programs) were appropriate for program planning and management. RBA was the only model found to be well-suited [...]

Ten Reasons to Reconsider the Use of Logic Models

By Phil Lee, as published by the Local Community Services Association, NSW Australia. 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 models that explain [...]

Results-Based Accountability for Legislators

by: Rep. Diana Urban (CT), Sr. Consultant, Clear Impact To download the complete whitepaper click here. The world of management, budgeting and planning seems to generate popular new approaches every few years. Most of these approaches are over-sold and short-lived. This history leads to well- justified cynicism about new approaches. As Mark Friedman, who developed [...]

Glossary of RBA Terms

by: Rep. Diana Urban (CT), Sr. Consultant, Clear Impact To download the complete whitepaper click here. Glossary of RBA Terms Used in Connecticut The Language of Accountability The most common problem in Results Based Accountability or any similar work is the problem of language. People come to the table from many different disciplines and many [...]

Swimming in a Fishbowl: Holding your agency accountable for its work

By Karen Finn, Senior Consultant To download the complete slidedeck click here. It is the year 2015 and your organization has just been awarded the “Community Program of the Year Award” by the National Human Services Assembly because of of the significant impact your organization has made on the lives of the people  and community [...]

Four Questions that All State Legislatures Should be Asking to get Results

How is our state doing on each respective result? For each indicator, what is the historic baseline and what is your forecast (factoring in trends and any anticipated changes but otherwise assuming no significant addi - tional changes in our current level of effort in our state). What other data (i.e., indicators) might we need [...]

Redefining the Role of United Ways With Results Based Accountability and Asset Based Community Development

By H. Daniels Duncan, Senior Vice President, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona To download the complete whitepaper click here. "Our United Way system is embarking on a bold journey to transform communities across the country(and now the world)by setting goals that are focused on education, income and health; the building blocks of a [...]

Why Promise Neighborhoods are Keeping Score

By Angela Glover Blackwell Founder & CEO, Policy Link Originally posted on the Promise Neighborhoods Institute website All across the country, we are seeing examples of communities working hard to improve conditions for their children. From Detroit to Brooklyn to Hayward, California, they’re building Promise Neighborhoods, communities of opportunity centered around strong schools, and they [...]

Ready by 21: Results Based Planning for Communities

Ready by 21: Results Based Planning for Communities Using Ready by 21 Standards and Strategies This slide deck resource applies the Ready by 21 Assertions to RBA planning for communities. Readiness for and success in college,  work and life are determined  by more than academic success in high school.   Therefore: Investments in readiness should start before birth and continue  into the mid‐twenties. Indicators of readiness should include not only measures of  academic success and risky behaviors and circumstances,  but also   measures of developmental competencies.. Improvements in readiness require improvements in the Settings and systems where young people spend their time. The capacity for improvement rests within the community’s  leaders – individuals from youth and family members to volunteers to elected officials who regularly take the initiative to spark  change. Download the complete presentation here.