1. Make outcomes visible and create accountability within the community to achieving those outcomes.
Making outcomes visible consists of defining the shared vision through collective goals (the 5 outcomes of Aspire) and making progress visible to all parties involved. This means providing feedback on how effectively the community is achieving these goals and highlighting what methods are driving achievement. The community is comprised of community non-profits, local government organizations, service providers, schools, parents, children and funders, both corporate and private.
Without this information, we cannot know if we are making community-wide progress, and we cannot make informed decisions.
Aspire believes transparent information is power and with this type of knowledge, the work of service providers, policy makers, nonprofits and funders will be transformed.