Perfomance Measurement for Not-for-Profits

  • Monday, May 1, 2017 – Monday, April 30, 2018

  • 2
    Business Management and Organization

Not-for-profits (NFPs) have a double-bottom line - a financial bottom line reflecting a surplus or deficit and a second bottom line that measures achievement of a social impact or mission. A robust performance measurement system captures both dimensions of performance. It reveals a greater desire for accountability and helps communicate the organization's efficiency, effectiveness and ultimately its social impact to constituents and prospective donors. This CPE course offers detail-rich examples and case studies to help you apply proven techniques to measure performance in NFPs.


  • Identify and quantify the program outputs and outcomes that accomplish an NFP's mission.
  • Differentiate between financial and non-financial performance metrics that are relevant to an NFP's stakeholders.
  • Use a performance measurement system to apply performance measurement techniques.


  • Mission as a guide to priorities
  • Theory of change
  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Financial efficiency and program effectiveness metrics
  • Input-impact model
  • Sources of performance data
  • Dashboard reporting and benchmarking
  • Aligning employee compensation to performance

Additional Information

Designed For

CPAs, financial professionals and NFP staff and board members looking to deepen their existing knowledge of NFP financial responsibility, and set themselves apart as a leader in this field


American Institute of CPAs

Field of Study

Business Management and Organization

Course Number


Level of Knowledge


Add to Cart

View All Courses