Nonprofit Organizations Increase Capacity To Measure Impact
In response to growing calls from the nonprofit sector for guidance implementing Results-Based Accountability, Benchmarks for a Better Vermont has announced a four part, tool-based training series to be offered regionally. The first of the series will be offered in Bennington County, Vermont, with a statewide rollout continuing through 2015.
The announcement follows Governor Peter Shumlin’s signing of “The Outcomes Bill” into law, increasing accountability and improving decision making throughout state government. The bill enables the use of results based policy making in the Vermont Legislature, throughout state government, and Vermont’s social sector. For some nonprofits, this means that the way they contract with state government and measure the impact of their programs is changing.
As Northern New England’s foremost provider of Results-Based Accountability training and coaching, this was a logical step for Benchmarks for a Better Vermont.
“The Outcomes Bill is landmark legislation and firmly places Vermont as a leader in the accountability movement. We want to ensure that nonprofit organizations have the tools they need to successfully transition to measuring impact,” said Program Manager Hillary Boone.
The full text of the Outcomes Bill can be found at http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/2014/Acts/ACT186.pdf. For more information about the training and the Results-Based Accountability framework, visit http://www.bbvt.marlboro.edu.