Maggie Grieve, Vice President, Success Measures at NeighborWorks America was an
invited speaker at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Reinventing Older
Communities national conference. Participating in a workshop entitled
“Measuring the Impact of CDCs” Grieve highlighted the approach developed by
Success Measures to help community development organizations measure the impact
of their work, including the group’s unique participatory evaluation approach,
more than 250 accessible data collection tools, and the specialized Success
Measures Data System which allows organizations to manage all aspects of their
evaluation through web-based subscription. “It takes a village to evaluate neighborhood change”, stated Grieve, who added that successful evaluations require the participation of everyone
involved in the neighborhood.
Moderated by Brad Whitehead, President, Fund for Our Economic Future, Grieve’s
co-presenters included Denise McGregor Armbrister, Senior Vice President and
Executive Director, Wells Fargo Regional and Rick Sauer, Executive Director,
Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations.
This sixth biennial Reinventing Older Communities conference, held in Philadelphia, was expected to draw more than 400 community developers, planners, government leaders, bankers,
researchers, and foundation representatives. Conference partners include the
Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York,
Richmond, and St. Louis; the Annie E. Casey Foundation; the Penn Institute for
Urban Research; and the FHLBank Pittsburgh.
Learn more about the newly upgraded Success Measures Data System in this three-minute introductory video.