Analogy of breakfast.
Taking breakfast is the process
Good bread and cheese is input
Filed up your stomach is output
Sufficient calory intake is outcome
Sufficient energy to do your daily work is impact
Monday, 25 January 2010
Mission Statements and impact measurement
They are important but.......
We are looking more and more at measurable outcomes, in CMS, using a particular model: Inputs Outputs Outcomes Impact
You can almost hear the seven dwarfs singing: 'I,O,I,O its off to work we go'
Measurement tool can be very helpful. You can see how Wiki have used such an evaluation of their own impact
I liked this breakfast analogy to help explain the model
But as the Christmas angels cartoon suggests some measurable outcomes are difficult to sell to potential donors!