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 series of tool-based trainings to be offered regionally. The first of the series was offered in Bennington County, Vermont, to 27 individuals from 18 organizations.
The next training will be offered in East Charleston Vermont, at the Northwoods Stewardship Center. The training will take place from 9am - 4pm on December 9th and 16th, and cost a total of $125 per participant. 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. "We are excited to bring RBA training to the Northeast Kingdom," says Program Manager Hillary Boone. "It is important that nonprofits everywhere have the tools they need to successfully transition to measuring impact."
The trainings follow 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.
“The Outcomes Bill is landmark legislation and firmly places Vermont as a leader in the accountability movement,” said Boone.
Organizations interested in registering for the training series can do so here: Link Coming Soon