Sheri Chaney-Jones Edit Name
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Sheri Chaney Jones specializes in helping organizations successfully collect, organize, and use data and information to demonstrate and communicate their value. The outcomes of her work allow her clients to fully achieve their dreams and take their missions to the next level. For over a decade, Sheri has improved government, non-profits, and small businesses through the use of performance management, evaluation, and organizational behavior best practices. Her experience and expertise has transformed the measurement culture and as a result saved public dollars, improved outcomes, demonstrated effectiveness, and increased revenues. Her clientele is vast including arts, education, health and human services, juvenile justice, faith-based, and private organizations. /
Prior to founding Measurement Resources, Sheri served as the Performance Center Manager for the Ohio Department of Aging, the Deputy Director of Performance Evaluation for the Franklin County Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court, and Associate for the Columbus-based organizational research firm, Decision Support Services, Inc. In addition, Sheri enjoys educating and inspiring others by writing a monthly blog on performance management, presenting at conferences and seminars, and teaching Organizational Behavior and Business Ethics at Franklin University. Sheri earned her M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Central Michigan University and a B.S. with distinction in Psychology from The Ohio State University.
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Are computers more important than changing lives and changing circumstances in our communities? Is the mission of IBM more important than the missions of the social sector? If actions speak louder than words, the answers to these rhetorical questions are yes, based on the actions of social sector leaders and their supporters. The... (continued)
The common but flawed social sector practice of using administrative overhead to gauge and determine organizational effectiveness is getting a lot of attention these days. If you are involved with the development or fundraising of a nonprofit organization, then it is likely that you have heard... (continued)
Is your organization a Dust Collector, Compliance Officer, or Coach? Ideally, your performance measurement initiatives result in desired outcomes, such as improved performance, increased funding, and improved public relations. Has this been your experience? Or are you like many organizations... (continued)
There is a reason the federal government is mandating a needs assessment as part of many of the grants they administer. Efficient and impactful organizations focus their efforts on meeting the needs of the populations they serve. Their programs and services are modified based on an assessment of their... (continued)
What is program evaluation? Ask social sector leaders this question and you will get a variety of answers. To some it involves a quick survey at the completion of a training class, others will say it involves qualitative assessment including some focus groups and interviews, and others will describe a very rigorous... (continued)
Social change is complex, and there are many moving factors that impact a specific client outcome. Even when rigorous program evaluation methods including a control group are in place, questions may linger regarding if it was the program or some other factor that made the ultimate difference or influenced the desired... (continued)
Not all survey results are created equal. With the proper survey sample size, surveys can yield powerful data to gauge program outcomes. They are also great resources for understanding the needs and desires of your ideal clients. Knowing this information can help you improve your... (continued)
It is time to face some hard realities in the government and nonprofit sectors. Things are not going to get easier if the sector maintains the status quo. Waiting for the economy to rebound is no longer a valid excuse for making radical changes to the way business is done. Even though the economy is getting better, the social... (continued)
“Output, outcomes, who cares” is an expression I’ve heard from nonprofit and government leaders more than once. Typically, I’m not a stickler for semantics and jargon. However, the distinction, understanding, and adoption between these two concepts in social sector organizations is near and dear to my heart. It can be... (continued)
Measurement for measurement’s sake will not produce the widespread organizational changes needed to achieve high-performance nonprofits that are equipped to realize greater impact and excellence. However, measurement is essential for creating impactful programs and communicating to donors and funders the changes that are... (continued)
The best way to understand if your organization is operating at peak performance with highly engaged staff is to ask them. Learn five steps to follow for enhanced employee engagement.
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