Outlines Casey's framework for measuring program results in terms of direct impact; influence on opinion, practice, or policy; and leverage to increase public and private investment in the program. Includes lessons learned and selected results.
- Successful Strategy: Using the results management framework developed by the foundation, Casey has observed and documented a number of improvements in schools across the U.S.
- Observation: Results tracking can help guide strategic decisions in grantmaking and investments and evaluate programs already in place.
- Observation: When developing a framework, ensure the intended results are clear.
- Observation: Grantees/stakeholders should be involved in developing a performance measurement system.
- Observation: Grantmakers/stakeholders need to be able to understand the logic of the measurement system.
- Observation: Tools should be tested to ensure they work for all parties.
- Observation: A successful measurement system may take years to fully develop.
- Observation: "Knowledge managers" are useful for organizations that are looking to learn from their experiences to improve programs and activities.