Purposes of Assessment - Keystone Guide

This webpage from Keystone Accountability outlines the six major reasons that social organizations monitor, assess and report their performance and results.

The reasons identified include:

  • To improve projects
  • To build capacity and promote civic engagement
  • To demonstrate results and social return on investment
  • To inform strategy
  • To sustain legitimacy across stakeholders
  • To inform society


Keystone Accountability (n.d.). Purposes of Assessment. KeystoneAccountability. Retrieved June 26, 2012, from http://www.keystoneaccountability.org/analysis/purposes

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