With funding from the Lucky Duck Foundation, the San Diego Foundation, and others, the San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation announced the launch of the San Diego Public Regional Outcomes Standard Board (PROS Board). The new group was established to develop regionally accepted and legitimate rules and methods of reporting outcomes, metrics, and accountability related to social good and public good programs for the Greater San Diego Region.
The first topic area will be homelessness services – an area of great concern to our community.
What is the impact of the PROS Board?
The PROS Board provides the opportunity for everyone to trust the standard of care and operations of the many people who are doing good in our region.
Why are we doing this work?
With more than 10,000 nonprofit organizations in San Diego County, and many governments with objectives to achieve public good, many operate in the same or overlapping space.
Yet, it is difficult for the donor, government, community, prospective staff member, potential partner, or service recipient to understand the effectiveness and efficiency of any given nonprofit.
The PROS Board helps put forth a regionally accepted standard in each area in order to provide an apples to apples comparison.
Who is doing this work?
The PROS Board was launched by the San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1988. Each domain and area of study approached by the PROS Board is informed by data scientists to create a collaborative effort of stakeholders that includes community members, elected officials, community leaders, subject matter experts, providers, and, where possible, service recipients.
How are we doing this work?
The PROS Board is akin to a Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) which creates generally accepted methods for financial accounting – creating a consistent, understandable, and trusted construct by which people, organizations, and government entities can evaluate the financial standing of a company to guide their investments, how they choose to spend their money, or who they choose to partner with.