What Should You Measure?

We live in a “measure or be measured” world. You either know how to measure your impact, or someone is going to measure it for you.


If you are a government, foundation, CSR department or nonprofit, your bottom line is measured in outcomes. Stakeholders (boards, donors and funders) are looking for data to inform decisions.


Mission Measurement helps your organization answer these questions using rigorous evidence. We put you in the driver’s seat of your own fate, and empower you to measure and report your organization’s impact.


Here’s how we help:


1.    We help your organization translate program activities into outcomes

2.    We help you define measurable outcomes using evidence and industry standards

3.    We help you track and report impact to stakeholders


Sample measurement engagements include:


  • A Fortune 500 CSR department wanted to measure the impact of its corporate social responsibility

efforts on consumers. We identified the social outcomes that mattered most to consumers and

benchmarked the company’s performance against its peers.

  • An innovative global charity wanted to prove the effectiveness of its model to funders so that it

could secure grants and standardize the impact measures it reported to different funders.

  • A large private foundation wanted to conduct a portfolio analysis and “roll up” the impact of across

all of its grantees so that it could produce a look-back analysis from the last 5 years of its grantmaking.

  • A corporate foundation wanted to benchmark and compare performance across its grantees so that

it could report the value it created and results to its board.



For more information, please contact us.