More than 265 nonprofit leaders from 145 organizations registered for the Vermont Nonprofit Conference 2012: Benchmarks for a Better Vermont. The full day of activities, simulcast from 11 VIT sites across the state, focused on improving organizational effectiveness with Results-Based Accountability™ (concepts derived from Mark Friedman’s seminal book, “Trying Hard is Not Good Enough”.)
Dr. Amy Carmola, United Way of Chittenden County’s Director of Community Impact and Engagement, provided an overview of Results-Based Accountability (RBA) and how to measure organizational performance on a program and population level. Amy’s slide presentation may be found here.
RBA Basics materials are included here:
- RBA Presentation (PDF) by Dr. Amy Carmola, UWCC
- RBA Slide Presentation by Dr. Amy Carmola, UWCC
- RBA Worksheet: The Whole Picture
- RBA Worksheet: Population Accountability
- RBA Worksheet: Program Accountability
Anne Lezak, BBVT Coordinator and Kate Jellema, BBVT Director provided details on how to participate in the next steps of Benchmarks for a Better Vermont: the CCAT and Performance Institute, along with important deadlines. More information on BBVT in general is available at BBVT FAQ’s.
Lizanne Peyton outlined the purpose and deadlines for the Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT) –an organizational assessment resource available at no charge (or for a reduced fee of $200) starting on March 21st at 9 a.m. You can learn more from her Briefing slides and with these CCAT FAQ’s
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CONFERENCE SPONSORS: Cope & Associates, Inc., National Life Group Foundation, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, Key Bank Foundation, Fair Point Communications, SoverNet, A.D. Henderson Foundation
CONFERENCE PARTNERS: Corporation for National and Community Service, Marlboro College Graduate School, Common Good Vermont, United Way of Chittenden County, United Ways of Vermont (Addison, Lamoille & Windham Counties), SerVermont and the Vermont Community Foundation!
Participant questions can be directed to Anne Lezak at firstname.lastname@example.org.