Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough

Author : Mark Friedman
ISBN : 1516971620
Genre : Evaluation research (Social action programs)
File Size : 59.96 MB
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This is the 10th Anniversary Edition of Mark Friedman's acclaimed book about Results-Based Accountability (RBA) also known in parts of the UK as Outcomes-Based Accountability (OBA). This is a "how to" book for government and nonprofit agencies working at the city, county, state, and national levels to improve community quality of life and the performance of program services. RBA is a common sense approach that replaces all the overly-complex and jargon-laden methods foisted on us in the past. The methods can be learned and applied quickly. And all the materials are free for use by government and non-profit organizations. In addition to providing practical methods, the book also makes a contribution to social theory by explaining the contribution relationship between program performance and community quality of life. As such it is a valuable tool for both program administrators and evaluators. The RBA framework has been used in over 40 U.S. states and numerous countries around the world. Additional information about RBA can be found on the FPSI website resultsaccountability.com and in the soon-to-be-released RBA Companion Reader. (For those who already have the 2009 edition of Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough, please note that there is no change in the basic message and structure of RBA, and the 2009 and 2015 editions can be used concurrently.) A complete inventory of changes in the 2015 edition can be found on the FPSI website.
Category: Evaluation research (Social action programs)

Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough

Author : Mark Friedman
ISBN : 1439237867
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 51.85 MB
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The Results-Based Accountability (RBA) framework can be used to improve the quality of life in communities, cities, counties, states and nations, including everything from the well-being of children to the creation of a sustainable environment. It can help government and private sector agencies improve the performance of their programs and make them more customer-friendly and effective. RBA is a common sense approach that replaces all the complicated jargon-laden methods foisted on us in the past. The methods can be learned and applied quickly. And all the materials are free for use by government and non-profit organizations. In addition to providing practical methods, the book also makes a contribution to social theory by explaining the contribution relationship between program performance and community quality of life. As such it is a valuable tool for both program administrators and evaluators. A workshop DVD is also available from resultsleadership.org. The RBA framework has been used in over 40 states and countries around the world.
Category: Political Science

Turning Curves An Accountability Companion Reader

Author : Mark Friedman
ISBN : 151919935X
Genre :
File Size : 66.34 MB
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This book is a companion to "Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough," (10th anniversary edition, 2015), which presents a data-driven decision making framework known as Results-Based Accountability (RBA) or Outcomes-Based Accountability (OBA). The framework has been used across the US and in numerous countries around the world. In this volume, Mark shares some of his writing from the last 10 years, and selected writings from the many friends and colleagues around the world who are putting RBA/OBA into practice.Turning Curves is made up of more than 80 essays including:* The Vermont Accountability Compact * The Leeds Story by Nigel Richardson* How outcomes saved my life by Mike Pinnock* The simplest way to implement RBA* Using data for improvement not punishment.* How to measure the success of population level strategies* Collective Impact using RBA * How to build a performance foundation in your organization. * The problem with pay for performance in government. * Next Generation Contracting for funders and grantees* When infrastructure is the customer* Results based budgeting and least harm budget cuts* The performance of Administrative services, Arts organizations, Advocacy, Partnerships............and much more
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Permission Marketing

Author : Seth Godin
ISBN : 9781471105777
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 41.46 MB
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Whether it is the TV commercial that breaks into our favourite programme or the telemarketing phone call that disrupts a family meal, traditional advertising is based on the hope of snaring our attention away from whatever we are doing. Seth Godin calls this Interruption Marketing, and, as companies are discovering, it no longer works. Instead of annoying potential customers by interrupting their most coveted commodity, time, Permission Marketing offers consumers incentives to voluntarily accept advertising. Now the Internet pioneer who has dramatically improved marketing effectiveness in media introduces a fundamentally different way of thinking about advertising products and services. By reaching out to only those individuals who have expressed an interest in learning more about a product, Permission Marketing enables companies to develop long-term relationships with customers, create trust, build brand awareness, and greatly improve the chances of making a sale.
Category: Business & Economics

Ten Steps To A Results Based Monitoring And Evaluation System

Author : Jody Zall Kusek
ISBN : 0821382896
Genre : Government productivity
File Size : 61.96 MB
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An effective state is essential to achieving socio-economic and sustainable development. With the advent of globalization, there are growing pressures on governments and organizations around the world to be more responsive to the demands of internal and external stakeholders for good governance, accountability and transparency, greater development effectiveness, and delivery of tangible results. Governments, parliaments, citizens, the private sector, NGOs, civil society, international organizations and donors are among the stakeholders interested in better performance. As demands for greater accountability and real results have increased, there is an attendant need for enhanced results-based monitoring and evaluation of policies, programs, and projects. This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system. These steps begin with a OC Readiness AssessmentOCO and take the practitioner through the design, management, and importantly, the sustainability of such systems. The Handbook describes each step in detail, the tasks needed to complete each one, and the tools available to help along the way."
Category: Government productivity

Working The Planning Table

Author : Ronald M. Cervero
ISBN : 0787962066
Genre : Education
File Size : 71.90 MB
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In Working the Planning Table, Ronald M. Cervero and Arthur L. Wilson offer a theory that accounts for planners' lived experience and provides a guide for developing effective educational programs for adults. The book presents three planning case studies that illustrate how power, interests, ethical commitment, and negotiation are central to planners' everyday work. These stories offer guidance on how to respond to the realities of practice and clearly point out that the technical work of planning is always political. Working the Planning Table reveals how people work to negotiate educational and political outcomes for multiple stakeholders. Working the Planning Table is an essential resource for all educational planners. In addressing the perennial topics of planning, Cervero and Wilson show how assessing needs, developing objectives, designing instruction, and administering and evaluating programs always require planners' ethical commitment and astute political negotiation of interests in social and organizational contexts. Praise for Working the Planning Table "These case studies are gritty and complex-- excellent for class discussion that gets beneath the usual gloss of program development." -- Tara Fenwick, associate professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta "A thorough and thoughtful political analysis of useful cases from Cervero and Wilson's own planning experience." -- Thomas J. Sork, professor of adult education, University of British Columbia "The authors' unrelenting adherence to the real stories of planners as they negotiate interests and power cannot help but strike a responsive chord among practitionersfor whom the political and ethical dimensions of planning can not longer be ignored." -- Tom Heaney, associate professor, Adult Continuing, and Literacy Education, National-Louis University "Working the Planning Table illustrates well the realities of planning programs for adults within a political and social context. What is different and unique about the message is how we planners can bridge the gap between our skills and technical expertise as planners, and our abilities to address the power dynamics and the ethical dilemmas that arise, while at the same time continue to sustain a democratic process of planning." -- Rosemary S. Caffarella, professor and chair, Department of Education, Cornell University
Category: Education

Just Change

Author : Tynesia Boyea-Robinson
ISBN : 1599327767
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 46.98 MB
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BE INSPIRED TO CREATE ENDURING CHANGE Gaps in opportunity limit our full potential as a country. The disparities in education, income, and health among low-income communities continue to widen. Nevertheless, equitable access to opportunities for all citizens is the key to a sustainable national economy. In order to effectively address systemic inequities in our society, we must disrupt the way we think about and approach social change. Join Tynesia Boyea-Robinson in Just Change as she shares stories and case studies focused on innovative approaches to large-scale social change. Discover tested tools and strategies to implement change in your own communities, and be inspired that real, meaningful societal impact is attainable once we understand how to work together and collaborate in new and transformational ways. With wisdom earned in the private and social sectors, Tynesia Boyea- Robinson provides great insights into how systems-level change actually happens and how you can do more to produce it in your community. MARIO MORINO, CHAIRMAN, MORINO INSTITUTE Tynesia Boyea-Robinson knows the power of collaboration and collective action necessary to resolve complex challenges and create lasting impact. ANGELA GLOVER BLACKWELL, FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, POLICYLINK"
Category: Business & Economics