Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth Promote Use of Results Scorecard™ Software to Australian NGOs

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The Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth and Maryland-based performance and accountability software provider, Results Scorecard™, recently collaborated in the design and offering of “Nest RBA Software:” a performance scorecard template designed to help governments and nonprofits measure the wellbeing of children and youth using the Nest™ outcomes framework.

The NEST framework logo

The NEST framework logo

We have found Results Based Accountability and the Results Scorecard to be powerful, easy-to-use tools for measuring and improving the success of programs and collaborative strategies...

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)—a national nonprofit organization that focuses on developing and promoting evidence-based strategies to improve the wellbeing of Australia’s children and youth—is collaborating with Maryland-based software provider, Results Scorecard, to promote the use of Results Scorecard™ performance and accountability software to ARACY’s network of more than 3000 Australian stakeholders and members from governments, policy, service delivery, and research.

Results Scorecard is a unique decision-making support software based on the Results-Based Accountability™ framework that governments and nonprofits are using around the world to create measurable improvements for children, families, adults, and communities. It supports strategic decision-making by providing rapid access to critical data, creating informational scorecards that can be embedded live on any website, and enabling users to manage projects with interactive strategy maps and Gantt charts.

As part of their collaboration, the pair have developed a custom version of Results Scorecard’s software, referred to as ‘Nest RBA Software,’ which integrates ARACY’s national outcomes-based framework for measuring the wellbeing of children and youth, similarly referred to as ‘The NEST™’ framework. All current users and new users of Results Scorecard will have access to the Nest RBA Software template after they sign up.

The Nest™is an outcomes-framework that identifies a set of national results and indicators for measuring the wellbeing of Australia’s children and youth. According to the Nest Action Agenda—the first ever national plan for child and youth wellbeing in Australia—“The Nest aims to align efforts to improve the wellbeing of children and youth aged 0-24 years. It is about collectively identifying the outcomes that we want to achieve for children and youth, the most effective prevention-focused and evidence-based ways to achieve these, and how we can best align our collective efforts to achieve them.”

Dr. Dianne Jackson, CEO of ARACY, had the following to share when asked about the decision to collaborate with Results Scorecard: “We have found Results Based Accountability and the Results Scorecard to be powerful, easy-to-use tools for measuring and improving the success of programs and collaborative strategies. When aligned with the Nest™ outcomes framework, these tools have the potential to help create a more coordinated and disciplined approach to improving the lives of Australia’s children and youth.”

To learn more about the Results Scorecard, visit http://www.resultsscorecard.com.

To learn more about the Nest™ framework and the Nest Action Agenda, visit
https://www.aracy.org.au/projects/the-nest.

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