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Whether doing program work, evaluations, advocacy, or strategy development, communicating outcomes is essential to effectively carrying out the philanthropic sector’s aspirations for social change. This array of tools is focused on children’s outcome data, with a particular focus on education metrics, however the tools can also be used to communicate other types of social metrics.

Top Takeaways

  1. When determining how to present metrics, ask: Who is the audience? What do we want them to learn from the information? What do we want them to do with the information?
  2. These tools serve purposes that range from informing about an issue, to taking action on an issue.
  3. Tools range from fast facts to multi-page overviews, depending on the purpose.
Our hope in publishing this portfolio is that it will help the philanthropic and social sectors communicate the outcomes of their work more effectively to a variety of audiences.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation