New Business Book Offers Data-Driven Strategies to Ailing Non-Profits & Government Agencies

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Newly released business book, Impact & Excellence, by Sheri Chaney Jones of Measurement Resources Company, helps struggling non-profits and government agencies succeed.

Faced with a national debt of $17 trillion, federal, state and local publicly-funded programs will likely continue to face severe cuts over the next four years and only the highest-performing organizations will continue to receive the funding needed to survive. Additionally, new research reveals that only 18% of government agencies and 27% of non-profit organizations use data to make critical decisions. That is one reason so many fail. Fortunately help is available through the recently released business book Impact & Excellence by Columbus-based funding consultant, Sheri Chaney Jones.

Impact & Excellence provides the no-nonsense guidance leaders within non-profit and government organizations need to fully realize their highly personal social missions. The book’s unique approach to resolving the ever-tightening non-profit budget doesn’t just highlight why leaders should embrace a data-driven culture. Instead, it also outlines five proven and practical steps to directly increase any organization’s impact within their social outreach field.

Using hard-hitting case studies from successful non-profits, the book uses templates to teach readers to leverage internal data as the primary basis for decision-making. Unlike previous publications in the field, the instructional nature of Impact & Excellence guides readers to give a strong focus to outcomes via measurable, data-centric performance.

Jones, president of Measurement Resources Company (MRC) knows what a difference that makes having worked closely for over 15 years with leaders to improve their organizations through the use of performance management, clear-cut evaluations, and data-strategy best practices. MRC’s proven strategies successfully collect, organize, and use impactful data and information to fully achieve clients’ goals. This personal knowledge is the basis for the book.

The five strategies discussed in Impact & Excellence have been taken from the company’s most high-profile clients showcasing the best success rates and offering a hands-on approach to immediately improve their organization. In fact, Jones highlights one success story whereby MRC, using proven methods provided for data-driven solutions, doubled the funding allotted from the government by demonstrating an annual savings to the government of $250 million.

Jones’ expertise will allow non-profits and government agencies to be better stewards of the dollars awarded to them. In turn, this will allow companies to increase future funding opportunities and change the lives of social services recipients at the same time.

“I really want this to be a celebration of the great work being done in the social sector as well as a celebration of all the leaders that are willing to take the leap to embrace data in their decision making,” Jones said.

The book releases on September 22nd with a launch party held on September 24th from 5pm to 7pm at the Franklin Park Conservatory. Impact & Excellence is available at Visit to learn about Measurement Resources Company and the services they provide. For media interviews contact mtjones(at)measurementresourcesco(dot)com

About the Company: Measurement Resources Company transforms organizations from good to great. They specialize in helping organizations successfully collect, organize, and use impactful data and information so they can fully achieve their visions. Measurement Resources improves government, non-profit, and small businesses through the use of performance management, evaluation, and organizational behavior best practices.

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