The Metrics Cafe

Both funders and grantees have a stake in what gets measured. This framework aims to make sure that they both have a voice, too. By using this tool, it is expected that funders will deliberately consider the needs of the grantee in addition to their own, aligning metrics to achieve more win-wins and produce less waste. A thoughtfully chosen model can change the conversation, improve data quality, strengthen relationships, and turn a mess of metrics into genuine learning.