Move from grants to purchasing outcomes.
Mission Measurement helped us create a theory of change that was relevant at the programmatic level and in the boardroom. As a result we were able to come together as an organization for the first time and embrace our shared purpose. And we gave our board confidence to continue investing in our long-term goals despite the inherent risk. I don’t know how we would’ve made it there without Mission Measurement.
Mission Measurement helped us to sharpen the focus of our grantmaking and get specific about what we are trying to achieve in each of the primary areas we support. They helped us to look at our grantmaking with impact and metrics in mind—and while these metrics have changed over time, the thinking, the process and the framework continue to influence our grantmaking today.
Mission Measurement has helped bring a laser-like focus to our ability to measure the impact of our work in promoting student success in higher education. Their team took the time to understand USA Funds far beyond the conceptual level, and their prescription for internal measurement and assessment allowed us to develop a streamlined process model across all levels of our organization. The result? Employees better recognize how they contribute directly to our corporate outcomes, and we have a greater understanding of our progress as we concentrate on the overall results we wish to achieve.