This is a proposed policy from a sample provided by the Better Business Bureau at http://www.newyork.bbb.org/sample-measuring-effectiveness-policy/. It has been approved by the Board of Directors.
Adult Life Training, Inc.
Effectiveness Assessment Policy
as of November 29, 2010
WHEREAS, Adult Life Training, Inc. board of directors seeks to establish a policy on effectiveness assessment to help ensure that the organization has defined, measurable goals and objectives in place to evaluate the success and impact of its program(s) in fulfilling these goals and objectives,
IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT the Adult Life Training, Inc. board of directors adopts the following policy:
1. At least once every two years, the Adult Life Training, Inc. will review its goals and objectives toward achieving its mission and will complete a performance and effectiveness assessment of its programs based on that review.
2. Such an assessment will be conducted under the authority of the Adult Life Training, Inc. Advisory Board and Chief Executive Officer.
3. The Adult Life Training, Inc. Board will receive a written report of this assessment:
(a) Describing the activities that the (Charity/Foundation)Adult Life Training, Inc. undertook in the prior two years to achieve its goals and objectives,
(b) Identifying the measures used to assess the Adult Life Training, Inc.’s effectiveness in achieving its goals and objectives,
(c) Analyzing the effectiveness of the Adult Life Training, Inc.’s programs in achieving the Foundation’s goals and objectives,
(d) Recommending future actions the Adult Life Training, Inc. might take to increase effectiveness based on the findings.
4. At the conclusion of this process, the Adult Life Training, Inc. will revise the goals and objectives for the Foundation, as needed, for the upcoming term and will suggest means of measuring them.
APPROVED THIS ________________________ (date)