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How will you measure your efforts?

As you implement your work plan, track your efforts in one document. It’ll help you see progress—in the short-, medium-, and long-term—and ensure that all partners align toward shared goals.

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Download a PDF for the Track Your Work tool instructions and tips, and a list of metrics examples.

Tool 17: Track Your Work

Description

The Track Your Work Tool documents results. It summarizes organizational equity goals, related subgoals, and metrics to measure progress, connecting your Theory of Change to specific equitable development goals and more. This tool can also be used to organize data collected on these metrics and communicate results with partners and stakeholders. 

Resources

  • Atlanta BeltLine Inc.'s Investment Data Explorer

    This tool is designed to enhance transparency and improve equity in BeltLine investments. BeltLine spending is mapped in five areas of impact: housing, parks and trails, transit and streetscapes, economic development and arts and culture. The explorer features both the location of investment and investments aggregated to BeltLine subarea levels with the aim of helping residents, policymakers, BeltLine staff and other stakeholders throughout its neighborhoods better understand how Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. has made investments in their communities thus far.

  • Atlanta BeltLine Inc.'s Demographic Data Explorer

    The Demographic Data Explorer is intended to establish neighborhood-level historical baselines in areas such as race, household income, employment, and housing tenure (e.g., renters and owners).

Developed by Urban Institute

Follow-Up Questions

Once you develop a document for tracking your work, ask:

  • Are the metrics we selected adequately measuring progress toward our Theory of Change and related goals?

  • Should we be collecting additional data?

  • Are our partners’ current efforts sufficient to reach our targets?

  • How and when will we review data with partners to check in on progress and make any needed adjustments to ensure success?

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