How do we know our impact?
All of Jewish Family Service’s programs and services are grounded in evidence-based and best practices research, with the goals of moving families toward self-sufficiency, supporting aging with dignity, and fostering community connections. Our Community Impacts Division is dedicated to developing an infrastructure and support system for measuring impact at all levels of the organization. The Community Impacts Division is focused on:
Measuring our Impact
JFS uses the Efforts to Outcomes – Impact (ETOi) software and database to collect client and service data, allowing us to:
JFS employs a multi-level evaluation approach, and using a variety of methods to inform program evaluation. We use logic models to ensure alignment with the JFS framework, guide our services, and ensure that our program resources and efforts link to measurable goals and outcomes. Collaborations with local academic partners will allow us to conduct more targeted, in-depth evaluations of specific services.
For more information, contact Sara Schwartz, ETOi Database and Training Manager, at (858) 637-3255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Self-Sufficiency Matrix is the primary assessment tool used to measure change over time. All programs collect data on a specified number of Self-Sufficiency domains, allowing us to look at progress on a client level, service level and agency level. JFS tracks the following indicators of client self-sufficiency across all programs which provide relevant services:
Who We Impact
View our year-end reports for fiscal year 2016-2017.