Brief Starting Small and Thinking Long-Term: Q&A with Performance Measurement and Evaluation Professionals
Sarah Gillespie
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Despite the importance of performance measurement to nonprofit effectiveness, performance measurement among nonprofits varies widely, and resources to improve capacity are scarce. While learning communities are available to other professionals, few networks exist for staff focused on performance measurement and evaluation. Its often described as an isolating position, and staff starting in this field are eager for support and advice. We spoke with three nonprofit performance measurement staff who have been navigating their positions within the Washington, DC, area for several years to share lessons learned and tips for getting started and growing.

Research Areas Nonprofits and philanthropy
Tags Data and technology capacity of nonprofits
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
Research Methods Performance measurement and management