The use of performance measurement in South Carolina nonprofits

The use of performance measurement in South Carolina nonprofits Performance measurement is touted by nonprofits as the newest method of ensuring accountability. Knowing the value of the process while having an appreciation for the downside with regard to volume of work can help organizations make more educated decisions about how deeply they want to get involved with performance or outcome measurement. This article provides background information on performance measurement and examples of how it is being used in nonprofit organizations. Next, it presents methods of an exploratory study conducted in South Carolina. Finally, a discussion of results focuses on the effect of outcome measurement on management and funding as well as the need for more in‐depth research. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nonprofit Management & Leadership Wiley

The use of performance measurement in South Carolina nonprofits

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Wiley
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© Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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1048-6682
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1542-7854
DOI
10.1002/nml.109
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Abstract

Performance measurement is touted by nonprofits as the newest method of ensuring accountability. Knowing the value of the process while having an appreciation for the downside with regard to volume of work can help organizations make more educated decisions about how deeply they want to get involved with performance or outcome measurement. This article provides background information on performance measurement and examples of how it is being used in nonprofit organizations. Next, it presents methods of an exploratory study conducted in South Carolina. Finally, a discussion of results focuses on the effect of outcome measurement on management and funding as well as the need for more in‐depth research.

Journal

Nonprofit Management & LeadershipWiley

Published: Mar 1, 2006

References

  • Strategic Performance Measurement and Management in Nonprofit Organizations
    Kaplan, Kaplan
  • Mission Impossible? Measuring Success in Nonprofit Organizations
    Sawhill, Sawhill; Williamson, Williamson

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