Starting Small and Thinking Long-Term: Q&A with Performance Measurement and Evaluation Professionals

Report by Sarah Gillespie
August 25, 2014

Urban–Greater DC   (Washington, D.C.)

Despite the importance of performance measurement to nonprofit effectiveness, the state of performance measurement among nonprofits varies widely, and resources to improve capacity are scarce. While learning communities are available to other professionals, very few networks exist for staff focused on performance measurement and evaluation. It’s often described as an isolating position, and staff just getting started in this field are eager for support and advice. We spoke with three nonprofit performance measurement staff who have been navigating their positions within the Washington DC, area for several years, to share lessons learned and tips for getting started and growing.