Research Report Building a Common Outcome Framework To Measure Nonprofit Performance
Linda M. Lampkin, Mary K. Winkler, Janelle Kerlin, Harry P. Hatry, Debra Natenshon, Jason Saul, Julia Melkers, Anna Seshadri
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The work described in this report first provides suggested core indicators for 14 categories of nonprofit organizations and then expands the notion of common core indicators to a much wider variety of programs by suggesting a common framework of outcome indicators for all nonprofit programs. This can provide guidance to nonprofits as they figure out what to measure and how to do it and will work to ease the looming reporting nightmare that will occur unless a common framework for outcome measurement emerges.
Policy Centers Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy