Measuring Ministry Impact: The Keystone of Outcomes-Based Evaluation
Daniel Rickett, Vice President, and Bob Morrison, Director of International Programs, Sisters in Service Inc. August 27, 2009
Today more than ever charities and foundations are being held to rising standards of accountability and transparency. In this environment of scrutiny, outcomes-based evaluation has become the new language of accountability and its essential tool is measurement.
This webinar offers missionaries and development practitioners a straightforward and practical approach to measurement. It explains how to formulate clear and down-to-earth outcome measures that are clear to stakeholders, that can respond to changing conditions, and that answer the what question. The presenters discuss how to build a participatory process involving main stakeholders, select key results to monitor and evaluate, translate key results into indicators. Use proxy indicators and establish baseline data on indicators, identify data sources for indicators, is executive vice president of Sisters In Service http://www.sistersinservice.org/ His missions experience spans thirty years of working with majority world ministries in organizational and ministry effectiveness. He is the author of Making Your Partnership Work(2002) and Building Strategic Relationships. Bob Morrison is director of international programs of Sisters In Service, a senior development professional experienced in the funding of grassroots initiatives in over 50 developing countries.