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Nine Nonprofits Join the Next Wave of Performance Measurement: Root Cause's Peer Performance Exchange

The following is a post by Anne Radday, Senior Manager of Research, Social Impact Research at Root Cause.

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In a climate of shrinking resources and growing need, nonprofits—and the funders that invest in them—are seeking ways to better deliver on their missions to deepen their impact. 

Recently launched, nine youth career development organizations have joined the Peer Performance Exchange to:

  • Learn about their programs’ strengths and opportunities for improvement through a comprehensive and independent analysis performed by Social Impact Research analysts
  • Link with like-minded organizations in an annual members-only symposium focused on peer-to-peer learning, problem solving, and networking
  • Leverage the findings of the analysis to improve their programs’ effectiveness through a hub of web-based resources

Congratulations to the following organizations for participating in this cutting-edge and critical work:

ABCD - SummerWorks Program

Boys and Girls Club of Boston - Life After the Club

Future Chefs

Germantown Neighborhood Center - Teens Building Solid Futures

Hull Lifesaving Museum - Maritime Apprentice Program

MissionSAFE - Youth Leadership Service Corps

Roca

UTEC Lowell - Workforce Development and Social Enterprise

Year Up

The deadline to sign up for the College Access Exchange is July 1, 2013. Please contact Anne Radday at aradday@rootcause.org or 617-649-1536 to learn more.

Funders who are interested in learning more about how the Exchange can benefit their grantmaking as well as their grantees should contact Colette Stanzler at cstanzler@rootcause.org or 617-649-1538.

Having joined Root Cause in 2008, Anne brings over ten years of experience in government, international development, and the social sector to the team. Prior to joining Root Cause, Anne’s work focused on the social and economic empowerment of women. At the grassroots level, she designed programs to foster sustainable economic and social empowerment of women in rural villages in Niger, West Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. At the strategic level, Anne researched and analyzed the links between population, reproductive health, and gender in the context of strategies for poverty reduction and achieving the Millennium Development Goals at the United Nations Population Fund. She served for six years as a linguist in the U.S. Army Reserve. Anne graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a B.A. in Political Science and holds an M.P.A. from International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan, where she was a Rotary World Peace Fellow.

Topics: Nonprofit Programs