The Urban Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research and educational organization that examines the social, economic, and governance challenges facing the nation. It provides information, analyses, and perspectives to public and private decision makers to help them address these problems and strives to deepen citizens’ understanding of the issues and trade-off s that policy makers face. Since the 1970’s, the Urban Institute has been a pioneer in developing outcome and performance measures for the nonprofit and public sectors.
Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development. Its mission is to improve outcomes for children by providing research, data, and analysis to the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children.
Social Solutions is the leading provider of performance management software for human services organizations. Founded in 2000 by human services professionals, Social Solutions’ ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) software gives organizations a clear picture of which of their efforts are working and which are not. With this information, human service professionals can make appropriate adjustments to their approach and continuously improve their performance.
PerformWell’s Advisory Board consists of sector leaders who meet bi-annually to provide the founding partners guidance on operations, strategy and fundraising. The following individuals sit on PerformWell’s Advisory Board:
- Amanda Broun (Independent Sector)
- James Firman (National Council on Aging)
- Irv Katz (National Human Service Assembly)
- Mike Lawson (Performance Management Consultant)
- Jon Pratt (Minnesota Council of Nonprofits)
- Cynthia Strauss (Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund)
- Nick Torres (University of Pennsylvania)
- Fay Twersky (Hewlett Foundation)
- Jane Wales (Global Philanthropy Forum)
- Jeff Mason (Alliance for Effective Social Investing)