Funders Want Outcome Focused Programs

Nonprofits take notice — Times they are a changing.  This article about the recent press conference by Mick Mulvaney about realignments to the Federal budget under the new administration illustrates the new day for funding.  The comments and the philosophy behind them are more focused on outcomes and measurements than has ever been the case.  Whether you like what is happening or not; whether you think the new requirements on measurements are just or not — this is a new time.  If you wrap yourself in a blanket of righteous indignation and try to ignore the new way, you stand a real good chance of having your funding reduced.  Government is not the only funder looking for measurable outcomes and results.  Corporate funders are doing the same.  You have probably already acknowledged that competition for funding is stiff.  So, if you are going to compete effectively, you will need to become even more astute at utilizing measurable outcomes and deliverables in your programs and projects.

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