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 [...]

Clear Impact Scorecard and Collective Impact in the United States

Adam Luecking, CEO of Clear Impact, highlights how the Promise Neighborhoods Institute and the Campaign for Grade Level Reading in the United States are using Clear Impact Scorecard software for collective impact.  These national organizations are helping local communities and backbone organizations create a common agenda, mutually reinforcing activities, shared measurement systems and continuous communication [...]

Population Accountability: Common Agenda and Shared Measurement System

Adam Luecking, CEO of Clear Impact, provides an overview of how to select results statements and community indicators using RBA at the Population Accountability level.  This aligns with the common agenda and shared measurement system aspects of collective impact. The Community Centres South Australia, with support from Uniting Care Wesley Port-Adelaide, Uniting Care Wesley Bowden, [...]

Five Conditions of Collective Impact and RBA

Adam Luecking, CEO of Clear Impact, quickly outlines how Results-Based Accountability™ can be used to implement the Five Conditions of Collective Impact.  The five conditions include a common agenda, shared measurement system, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication and a backbone organization. The Community Centres South Australia, with support from Uniting Care Wesley Port-Adelaide, Uniting Care [...]

Intro to South Australia Presentation and Basic RBA Overview

Gill McFadden of Community Centres South Australia introduces Adam Luecking, CEO of Clear Impact.  Adam goes on to quickly introduce the “Results-Based Accountability™ and Collective Impact” presentation and do a basic RBA overview.  This introduction sets the stage for more in depth presentations on the Five Conditions of Collective Impact, Population Accountability, Selecting Performance Measures, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Next Generation Contracting: Applying Results-Based Accountability™ Principles in Contracting

By Phil Lee, President, Clear Impact To download the complete whitepaper click here. Each of the following provisions, for a contract or grant, incorporates a principle from Results-Based Accountability™. Provision 1: Focus on the most important performance measures. Specify the most important 3 to 5 measures (a combination of measures of (a) how well services [...]