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  • Measure4Change recognizes that many nonprofits serve clients whose lives are shaped by racial and socioeconomic inequities. Measure4Change takes a holistic approach to capacity building and encourages organizations to look inward and outward. For nonprofits, this means creating opportunities for client voice and engagement to shape decisionmaking, cultivating an organizational culture that values accountability, and leveraging performance measurement principles to achieve equity and inclusion within organizations and for their clientele.

    Measure4Change has three key offerings:

    Community of practice. Measure4Change hosts learning seminars that expose nonprofits to performance measurement tools and foster peer learning and networking among community of practice members.

    One-on-one coaching, cohort-based trainings, and grant support. Measure4Change provides grant support, coaching, and one-on-one, intensive technical assistance for local nonprofits. These resources help nonprofits build robust performance measurement systems. The technical assistance is guided by a curriculum that sets a foundation for measurement and evaluation and equips nonprofit professionals to pivot their organizational cultures toward learning.

    Practice briefs and tools. Nonprofit leaders need more resources about the early stages of performance measurement programs and how to overcome the practical challenges they will face as they build their programs. Complementing the community of practice, the Measure4Change team has published a series of practice briefs and tools that explain key concepts and address relevant topics in performance measurement.

    Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Nonprofits and philanthropy
    Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center