90 Second Testimonial: RBA in Tarrant County, Texas

Too busy to read a lengthy testimonial? We could sit here and wax poetic about the benefits your organization could experience through the use of the Results-Based Accountability framework (and we often do). But sometimes, we (and probably you) don't have time for that! Instead, today we bring you a brief testimonial from our friends at the [...]

Managing the Accountability Paradox

Public sector managers sometimes feel like they are caught in a paradox. Consider the following scenario. Janelle is a division director going to her agency’s budget meeting, where she will negotiate her division’s budget. As she leaves her office, Janelle’s staff yells, “Bring home the bacon!” During the budget meeting, however, she is persuaded that [...]

2017-05-09T12:11:37+00:00 By |Categories: RBA Implementation, RBA in Action|0 Comments

Improving High School Graduation by 17%

How United Way of Central Iowa used ends-to-means thinking and Clear Impact Scorecard to help students succeed at all grade levels. Don't want to read the full story? It's really good ;)...That's ok, you can jump to: Using Ends-To-Means Thinking to Uncover Community Needs What works to Turn the Curve on High School Graduation Using [...]

Outcomes Based Accountability: Be Brave! Be Disciplined!

Frances Lyons, Assistant Director of National Children's Bureau (Northern Ireland) - talks about Outcomes Based Accountability (OBA). As the lead on evidence and impact work in NCB, I spend my days (and evenings) supporting organisations to measure and understand the difference they make to people's lives and focus on outcomes rather than outputs. It's that [...]

2017-02-20T22:47:27+00:00 By |Categories: RBA in Action|1 Comment

Measuring Shared Outcomes Across Funding Streams

Funders deserve to know that the work that they are funding is making a difference to the people they serve. But is it possible to measure shared outcomes effectively and meaningfully across funding streams? When collected and used effectively, data can help funders work collaboratively with organisations to: Measure and clearly articulate that they [...]

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Reducing Childhood Developmental Vulnerability in Australia

In 2009, Australia became the first country in the world to collect national data on the developmental health and wellbeing of all children as they start their first year of full-time school. The latest Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) was released on 9 March 2016, and while it shows signs of [...]

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Death by Frameworks: Why You Only Need One Framework to Measure Outcomes

It is an exciting time to work in outcomes measurement and Collective Impact. We are getting smarter about the way we talk about and act on social issues. We are engaging in meaningful discussions about outcomes measurement and Collective Impact, with a focus on discipline, measurement, and accountability. In 2015 [...]

How One United Way is Becoming a Game-Changer With Collective Impact and Results Based Accountability

The United Way of North Central Florida, Inc. (UWNCFL) is a Florida nonprofit corporation organized for the purpose of advancing the common good by focusing on education, income, health and immediate needs. United Way leads the community to focus on issues and build solutions through giving, advocating, and volunteering. In the early 2000s, United Way [...]

2017-02-20T22:47:32+00:00 By |Categories: Collective Impact, RBA in Action|Tags: |0 Comments

Implementing Results Based Accountability and Clear Impact Scorecard at Brotherhood of St Laurence

Clear Impact Australia (Clear Impact AU) supports the Brotherhood of St. Laurence with Results Based Accountability and Clear Impact Scorecard implementation. Brotherhood of St. Laurence (BSL) is a large organisation, based in Victoria, that focuses on people who are at risk at four critical stages (transitions) in their lives: […]

Facilitating Access to Energy in South Africa with Results Based Accountability

The following article was written and generously supplied by Ken Fullerton, who is based in Johannesburg South Africa.  Results Based Accountability (RBA), also referred to as Outcomes Based Accountability, is a “disciplined way of thinking and taking action that communities can use to improve the lives of children, youth, families, adults [...]

2017-02-20T22:47:32+00:00 By |Categories: RBA in Action|Tags: , , |0 Comments