Monitoring & Evaluation
BALLE is unique as the only large, national organization focused on local businesses addressing the sustainability and strength of their own local economies. We believe strongly that as a broker organization focused on shaping and moving this field, measurement needs to be a focus such that we can support local leaders in quantifying, articulating and resourcing their work.
Our goals are to:
- Encourage scale and investment: by providing quantification of impact we will build momentum for replication of successful ideas. Additional capital flows to the issues at large is another anticipated outcome of more rigorously demonstrating impact.
- Introduce best practices and knowledge dissemination for local movement: by providing the field at large with an monitoring and evaluation toolkit, we will set the basis for ‘apples’ to ‘apples’ comparisons between all stakeholders working on the issues, as well as the identification of emerging best practices.
By tracking our success against common metrics, we’re proving how locally owned business strategies are the key to creating and scaling real prosperity.