Many faith-based organizations are increasingly concerned that secular systems of measurement and evaluation do not fully reflect their organizations’ work or desired impact. Calls have been made for the development of “faith-based measurement and metrics”. This framework includes ‘spiritual’ outcomes valued by faith-based organizations but often not measured in mainstream impact evaluations, such as a person’s experience with trust, hope, and love.
A meeting was held in New York City at Salvation Army NYC Offices in-person and via conference dial-in to review current work related to “Faith-based Metrics and Measurement”.
This report provides a brief summary of the discussion, as well as recommendations for possible next steps.