Benchmarks for a Better Vermont is a partnership of the Center for New Leadership at Marlboro College and Common Good Vermont. We are the foremost provider of Results-Based Accountability and related skills in northern New England. We offer training, coaching, and technical support to strengthen the capacity of mission-driven organizations to lead significant, sustained improvements in the well-being of our communities.
RBA Coaching and Training
Organizational Coaching and Consulting
Our consultants always begin from a place of curiousity, bringing each client context-based content and solutions. Our goal is to help you increase the effectiveness and impact of your mission-driven organization, with a schedule and budget that meets your needs. Click here to learn more about consulting and coaching.
We offer a variety of customizable training modules that provide basic instruction in results-based accountability and collective impact. We have successfully trained individual organizations, groups of partner organizations, and nonprofits in specific geographic regions.
Get in touch with us to explore the best options for your organization.
Benchmarks is committed to RBA, a planning and evaluation framework developed by Mark Friedman. RBA is a disciplined way of thinking, planning, and acting to move communities forward on big challenges requiring collective action. It also helps contributing organizations develop performance measurement systems, asking three transformational questions about their operations, how much are we doing? How well are we doing it? Is anyone better off?
We incorporate the conditions of collective impact into our approach to population-level initiatives. We see RBA and Collective Impact as complementary methodologies. Drawing expertise from the Marlboro College graduate faculty and Center for New Leadership consulting corps, we teach essential skills in shared leadership, communication, meeting facilitation, and resource development.
"After this training I will start to question the relevancy of certain services based on limited resources and whether there is a better use of our limited funds."
"As an organization we will be better equipped not only to measure if our customers are better off but if our staff are better off in how they do what they do."
"This is not a subject I would normally seek out and you made it enjoyable and bearable."