Budgeting for Results: What it Means for the Non-Profit Sector
Everyone understands the responsibility on non-profits to demonstrate returns on investments. The work we do together in the delivery of human services is an additive to the state, not a burden. As our region’s largest non-government funder, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago has become a leader in the development of outcomes-based expectations of its funded partners. Our comprehensive measurement framework reflects our community-level goals, sets expectations for our funded partners and communicates our value and results to our donors.
In much the same way the state of Illinois has now embarked on a process to identify governmental priorities, establish performance measurement standards for its departments and agencies, and be able to communicate its value and results to the taxpayers of Illinois.
Illinois is the first state to establish the Budgeting for Results process into law to help government agencies set priorities, meet their goals and deliver the best value of government to taxpayers. In response to that legislation, Governor Quinn established the Budgeting For Results Commission, a blue ribbon panel consisting of key leadership and relevant expertise representing both the executive and legislative branches of state government, as well as non-governmental designees from the corporate, academic and philanthropic communities. Please see below to download the Commission’s first report to the Governor and General Assembly. Using this approach, Illinois will fund only those programs that can demonstrate eï¬€ectiveness and help the State achieve its outcomes and goals.
We applaud the State’s effort to impose a more rational framework for establishing spending priorities. However, we also believe that such a process needs to be exercised with transparency and open communication, as well as input and engagement with those directly affected by the changes.
This morning, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago hosted a forum featuring John Kamis, Senior Advisor to the Governor, Layla Suleiman-Gonzalez, Director, Office of Strategic Planning, Preparedness & Performance, Illinois Department of Human Services and Sen. Dan Kotowski, State Senator and Chair of the Budgeting for Results Commission. The morning consisted of conversation regarding the effect Budgeting for Results will have on the non-profit sector in Illinois.
See below to view this morning’s presentations from John Kamis and Layla Suleiman-Gonzalez. You may also find the recently submitted Budgeting for Results Commission Report.
John Kamis, Senior Advisor to the Governor presents at the BFR Forum
Budgeting for Results Commission Report Nov 2011
Budgeting for Results- IDHS Perspectives & Implementation
Budgeting for Results- Office of the Governor