Bankwest Foundation Social Impact Series #5 – The practice, prevalence and funding of outcomes measurement in the community sector: Findings from the Outcomes Measurement in the Western Australia Community Sector Survey
The Bankwest Foundation has partnered with the University of Western Australia Centre for Social Impact (UWA CSI) to undertake a research program Supporting Development and Growth in the Community Sector in Western Australia. The aim of the research program is to increase our understanding of the difference community programs make to the lives of Western Australians and what factors enhance the resilience and long-term financial viability of Western Australia’s emerging social enterprise sector. Improving the evidence base on the measurement of the outcomes of community programs and of the financial sustainability of Western Australia’s social enterprises will support growth and innovation in the community sector and build community resilience.
This paper is the fifth paper in the Social Impact Series, and represents the first quantitative study of outcomes measurement in community sector organisations in Western Australia.