Good Measure develops resources based on the latest trends and innovations in data, measurement and analysis.
Leap of Reason
The Leap of Reason Initiative is aimed at inspiring and supporting great leaders and funders to build great organizations for greater societal impact.
PerformWell provides measurement tools and practical knowledge that human services professionals can use to manage their programs’ day-to-day performance.
Point K Evaluation Resources
Point Learning Center provides a searchable resource collection for evaluation professionals at all levels, including workbooks, tip sheets, reports, articles, links and more.
Guiding Principles for Funders
A set of six guiding principles for Central Texas funders to support community partners' ability to use data to amplify impact.
Data & Learning Champion Guiding Principles
A set of seven guiding principles that offer key recommendations to guide the work of data and learning champions.
Good Measure One-Pager
A quick overview of what Good Measure is, who is involved, and how you can get involved.
City of Austin Open Data Portal
This portal provides easy access to open data and information about Austin's city government. Various types of data can be accessed through the open data portal, including health, neighborhood, and public safety datasets.
Community Advancement Network (CAN)
CAN has created a dashboard of 17 socio-economic indicators which provide an overview of the social health and well-being of Austin and Travis County. Through tracking the indicators in the reports CAN creates, it is possible to identify areas where collective attention and action are most needed.
Unpacking the Role of Data in Philanthropy: Prospects for an Integrated Framework
This publication reports qualitative research that explores the role of data in philanthropy and proposes an integrated framework. Interviews with charitable foundations in Central Texas, including members of Good Measure, reveal an orientation toward data that is becoming increasingly institutionalized.
2018 Blueprint for Educational Change
This annual report published by E3 Alliance contains comprehensive information on the current and future state of the educational pipeline in Central Texas, and outlines practical exercises that your organization can utilize to be a part of this positive change.
Access over 100 tutorials for Excel 2016 (Windows) here. All tutorials include free exercises. Simply download the included sample file and start practicing your Excel skills today.
TimelineJS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using just a Google spreadsheet, while experts can use their JSON skills to create custom installations, while keeping TimelineJS's core functionality.
Tableau Public is a free software that allows anyone to connect to a spreadsheet or file and create interactive data visualizations for the web. It's free to use and provides great tutorials for all levels of users.
Measuring What Matters: 2017 Team One-Pagers
Examples of key learnings from the 2017 cohort of participants.
Kate Robinson's first documentary that profiles diverse social service organizations that have gained national attention for the measurable outcomes they achieve, and highlights the roles that internal management and forward thinking funders play in the process. Saving Philanthropy lays out in clear and digestible language the key components of a managing to outcomes strategy and utilizes interviews with leading voices in the sector to explore how to foster a managing outcomes culture.
Failing Forward: On The Road to Social Impact
A new documentary film produced by Kate Robinson, that aims to reframe what it takes to achieve social impact. The film explores how LifeWorks identified a programmatic failure, and made a bold, disruptive change that resulted in better outcomes for the young, vulnerable people they serve. At the heart of the film is the interdependent dynamic between a nonprofit, its board members, funders and community stakeholders, which is critical to fostering a culture of learning.
Austin Area Sustainability Indicators (A2SI)
A2SI measures sustainability and quality of life in the six county greater Austin region. Through this platform, you can access dashboards on a variety of key community indicators like education & children, health, social equity and more.
Ann K. Emery Webinars
Ann K. Emery is a sought-after speaker who is determined to get your data out of spreadsheets and into stakeholders' hands. Each year she leads more than 50 workshops, webinars and keynotes for thousands of people with an aim of equipping organizations to visualize data more effectively. Access her book, data visualization checklist, step-by-step tutorials and more here!
Measuring What Matters: 2018 Team One-Pagers
Examples of key learnings from the 2018 cohort of participants.