This work is part of an initiative to measure change and progress in Maine's food system toward a set of shared goals. These case studies are called "Performance Measures," a term from a social impact process called "Results-based Accountability."* These performance measures are data-driven narratives describing program impacts.
In advance of starting this form, we suggest you compile information for the areas below:
--How much did we do? (For example, how many people did your program serve or how many types of activities or events did you coordinate?)
--How well was the program or project run? (For example, how did people served by the program evaluate it? How much did it cost to run v. number of people served?
--Is anyone better off? (For example, did the program result in increased awareness or behavior changes for participants? Did the program improve limiting circumstances or conditions participants’ were experiencing?)
Information on your program will be showcased online, in newsletters, and social media to help promote projects that are having a measurable impact on Maine’s food system.
*Attributed to Mark Friedman's book "Trying Hard is Not Good Enough." Find more information at https://clearimpact.com/results-based-accountability/