Question 4

What Are Our Results?

Peter F. Drucker


  • How do we define results?
  • Are we successful?
  • How should we define results?
  • What must we strengthen or abandon?

The results of social sector organizations are always measured outside the organization in changed lives and changed conditions—in people's behavior, circumstances, health, hopes, and above all, in their competence and capacity. To further the mission, each nonprofit needs to determine what should be appraised and judged, then concentrate resources for results.

Look at Short-Term Accomplishments and Long-Term Change

A small mental health center was founded and directed by a ...

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