If You Can’t Measure It
You have heard it before, ‘If you can’t measure it, you can’t______.’ That blank can be ‘manage it’, ‘change it’, ‘prove it’, ‘improve it’, — the list goes on and on. Measurement informs us to take action. This week on GrantChat Tammy Tilzey from GrantHub, a nonprofit grant management software company, is taking us through measuring our efforts to track and report our grant success. We spend a lot of time on getting data and reports from and for our grant projects. Tracking our project benchmarks and outcomes is the key to success of our organization and grant efforts. How much time do you invest in measuring your success and evaluating ways to improve your organization’s or your clients’ grant seeking strategy and efforts? Do you have the data available?
But, do you track and report on your grant seeking efforts? If so, how much time do you invest in measuring your success and evaluating ways to improve your organization’s or your clients’ grant seeking strategy and efforts? Do you have the data available? Is it easy to report to your board or other decision makers? What tools do you use to keep your grant seeking efforts moving forward, on track and on time?
As is the case with most of our Grantchat weeks, I can’t wait to learn from and with this community!
Q1: What monthly metrics does your organization use to track grants? #grantchat
Q2: What monthly metrics do you use to keep yourself on track? #grantchat
Q3: Are the metrics you track monthly different from the ones you track on a yearly basis? #grantchat
Q4: How do you track and measure activities related to productivity? #grantchat
Q5: How do you track and measure quality and success? #grantchat
Q6: What metric(s) are the most time-consuming to track and report on? #grantchat
Q7: What applications do you use to create reports? And to communicate results? #grantchat
Q8: What is your favorite type of chart/graph to use in reports? #grantchat
Q9: What metrics could you use to measure your activities outside of work? #grantchat
Q10: What metric would you use to report on your happiness? #grantchat