Beyond Accountability: Measuring Nonprofit Performance to Improve Practice

Over 300 attendees participated in the 13th Annual Urban Initiative Conference, Beyond Accountability: Measuring Nonprofit Performance to Improve Practice. With presentations from Michael Quinn Patton, scholars from the Urban Institute, researchers from CUIR, and local nonprofit leaders, participants were encouraged to use performance measures to improve practice and outcomes.

Presentations and Panel Discussions

Nonprofit Measurement "Landscape"
Presenters: Carol DeVita, Urban Institute and Isaac Castillo, Latin American Youth Center

Logic Models/Theory of Change/Framework for Evaluation
Presenter: G. Scott Davis, UWM Center for Urban Initiatives and Research

Collecting and Managing Outcomes Data

Presenter: Christine Grota, Grota Consulting

Analyzing Outcomes Data
Presenters: Lisa Larson, Erin Malcolm, and Julie Whelan Capell, Planning Council for Health

Outcomes Indicator Project and Effective Practices Model
Presenters: Mary Winkler and Carol DeVita, Urban Institute

Utilizing Outcomes Data
Presenter: Michael Quinn Patton

Performance Measurement as a Function of Leadership
Presenter: Michael Quinn Patton

Shared Measurement/Measurement Across Organizations Panel Discussion
Panelists:
  • Mary Winkler, Urban Institute
  • Dawn Helmrich, United Way of Greater Milwaukee
  • Kathleen Pritchard, Planning Council for Health and Human Services
  • Norma Balentine and Isaiah Rembert, Safe and Sound
  • Peter Maier, UWM Center for Urban Initiatives and Research