The Root Cause Blog
19 Mar

Nine Nonprofits Join the Next Wave of Performance Measurement: Root Cause's Peer Performance Exchange

In a climate of shrinking resources and growing need, nonprofits—and the funders that invest in them—are seeking ways to better deliver on their missions to deepen their impact.

Last week, Root Cause launched its Peer Performance Exchange for youth career development programs. The Exchange, the first of its kind, offers participating organizations in-depth reports on organizational and program performance that support continuous improvement and the ability to better communicate outcomes to funders.

-Nine youth career development organizations have joined the Exchange to:

-Learn about their programs’ strengths and opportunities for improvement through a comprehensive and independent analysis performed by Social Impact Research analysts

-Link with like-minded organizations in an annual members-only symposium focused on peer-to-peer learning, problem solving, and networking

-Leverage the findings of the analysis to improve their programs’ effectiveness through a hub of web-based resources

Congratulations to the following organizations for participating in this cutting-edge and critical work. We are looking forward to working with them over the next 18 months to understand where they are today and help them get where they want to go, all the while helping them raise their profiles among funders.

ABCD - SummerWorks Program

Boys and Girls Club of Boston - Life After the Club

Future Chefs

Germantown Neighborhood Center - Teens Building Solid Futures

Hull Lifesaving Museum - Maritime Apprentice Program

MissionSAFE - Youth Leadership Service Corps


UTEC Lowell - Workforce Development and Social Enterprise

Year Up

The deadline to sign up for the College Access Exchange is July 1, 2013. Please contact Anne Radday at or 617-649-1536 to learn more.

Funders who are interested in learning more about how the Exchange can benefit their grantmaking as well as their grantees should contact Colette Stanzler at or 617-649-1538

Given the level of interest, to guarantee your spot, please contact us and be sure to sign up by June 1.