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Measurable Goals

Examples of Measurable Goals

Below are some sample goal statements to assist you in setting your own goals. When available please include baseline data (i.e., the current or starting level) and a date for the goal to be accomplished when writing your goals.

Goals Without Baseline Data

1.      To serve 1,800 people per year by December 1, 2011.

2.      To raise $150,000 in additional funding by December 31, 2011.

3.      To recruit and train 15 volunteers by December 31, 2011.

Note: For new programs, it may be helpful to use data from comparable programs to help you set goals.

Goals With Baseline Data (Current data)

1.      To increase the number of people served per year from 1,500 to 1,875 (a 25% increase) by December 31, 2011.

2.      To increase hospital bed capacity from 150 to 200 (a 33% increase) by December 31, 2011.

3.      To increase the number of courses offered per year from 4 to 10 (a 150% increase) by December 31, 2011.

Note: To calculate percent increase (or decrease) over a specific time period, divide the goal (or actual number reached) by the baseline, subtract one and multiply by 100. 

Sample Measures
and Tracking Tools 

Childcare Measures
Family Services Measures
Healthcare Measures
Homeless Measures

These tools are to be used to identify appropriate measures for your project and to capture and report on those measures for the life of the project.

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