Number of organizations reporting that capacity building activities provided by CNCS-supported organizations or national service participants have helped to make the organization more efficient.
Goal 3: Capacity Building and Leverage
Definition of Key Terms
More efficient: Improved outcomes with the same level of resources, or improved or consistent quality of services with fewer resources.
How to Calculate Measure/Collect Data
Count of the number of organizations reporting that their organization is now more efficient as a result of the new capacity. The organizations included in the count should conform to what CNCS considers capacity building activities to be and not to be as defined in the Goal Overview section of this document. It is the applicant/grantee's responsibility to ensure the activities performed by the CNCS-supported organization or national service participant(s) meet the eligibility requirements provided in these definitions.
Organizations must use a pre-post organizational assessment tool to measure sustained changes in efficiency within the organization. Intermediary applicants/grantees should ensure that their sub-grantees and/or host sites use the same tool. Applicants/grantees should select a tool that includes questions that measure the areas of efficiency in which the organization seeks to improve, and that are intended to support or enhance the program delivery model. The pre-assessment should be administered before capacity building services are provided, and the post-assessment should be done at the end of the term of service of the national service participant engaged in the capacity building activity. Organizations should follow the guidance of the assessment tool they select with respect to which individual(s) at the organization respond to the assessment and other protocol for administering the tool