Nonprofit Excellence in an Outcomes-Based World
theory of change suggests that if the employment needs of people with criminal convictions are addressed when they are first released from incarceration (or soon after), they will be less likely to return to jail. From there, CEO articulates a clear model for services, along with various measures of near and longer-term success.High-impact nonprofits can clearly articulate their theory of change. Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) provides comprehensive employment services for people with criminal records. CEO's
In 2004, CEO undertook a randomized control trial to test their theory of change and evaluate its impact. CEO's demonstrated appetite for rigor in program design and evaluation was a strong factor in attracting philanthropic support.