On October 25 and 26, 2018, United Way of Thurston County will offer Results-Based Accountability™ (RBA) Training to program partners. RBA is part of the new framework United Way of Thurston County is implementing for all service providers applying for UWTC funding. United Way will provide lunch both days. There is no charge to attend for agencies applying for United Way funding. We recommend this training for executive and development staff.
Results-Based Accountability™ is a disciplined way of thinking and acting to improve entrenched and complex social problems. Communities use it to improve the lives of children, youth, families, adults and by organizations to improve the effectiveness of their programs.
RBA uses a data-driven, decision-making process to help communities and organizations get beyond talking about problems to taking action to solve problems. RBA starts with ends and works backward, towards means. The “end” or difference you are trying to make looks slightly different if you are working on a broad community level or are focusing on your specific program or organization.
The population versus performance distinction is what separates RBA from all other frameworks. It is important to understand because it determines who is responsible for what. Population accountability organizes our work with co-equal partners to promote community well-being. In contrast, Performance Accountability organizes our work to have the greatest impact on our customers. What we do for our customers is our contribution to community impact.
WHO: United Way of Thurston County
WHAT: Results-Based Accountability Training
WHEN: October 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. & October 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way SE, Olympia WA 98501
WHY: RBA is part of the new framework United Way of Thurston County is implementing for all service providers applying for UWTC funding.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Paul Larsen, Director of Community Impact, (360) 943-2773 ext. 113, firstname.lastname@example.org