The air is filled with conversation about measurement and metrics and proof for nonprofit activities and investments. Mario Morino points out the heavy emphasis on long-term scientific study in these discussions, and argues for the importance of an integrated, day-to-day performance management approach. His thoughts are in line with the approach we teach in “Building Evaluation Capacity.” A note from other writing by Venture Philanthropy Partners: they believe a proper performance management system can take three years to develop and integrate into an organization, so real commitment (and time and money) are needed.
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