The recent frenzy of grant makers and government agencies in requiring impact evaluations of all grant recipients has created consternation among human service providers. To ensure their agencies' survival and worker job security, the leaders are faced with meeting the demands offunder-driven programming. Agencies seeking funding must comply with funder-defined needs and accountability criteria rather than their public missions. This article describes the use of mission-based performance evaluation rather than funder compliance to demonstrate accountability for mission accomplishment.
"Performance and Accountability in Human Services: Ownership and Responsibility of Professionals,"
New England Journal of Public Policy:
1, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol13/iss1/12