Commitments Assessment Tool

Guest blog by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, Eckerd Kids’ national peer network

At ground level, we see how human-serving nonprofits like Eckerd Kids are impacting communities every day. However, organizations often have a difficult time measuring that impact in ways that win them supporters and establishing best practices to improve their operations.

To help human-serving nonprofits measure — and maximize — community impact, the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, a national peer network advocating for the human-serving nonprofit sector of which Eckerd Kids is a member, released the Commitments Assessment Tool as a complement to its Commitments of High-Impact Nonprofit Organizations framework.

The Assessment provides customized analysis based on an organization’s maturity in the following Commitment areas:

  • Leading with Vision
  • Governing for the Future
  • Executing on MissionCommitments Assessment Tool
  • Partnering with Purpose
  • Investing in Capacity
  • Measuring that Matters
  • Co-creating with Community
  • Innovating with Enterprise
  • Engaging all Voices
  • Advancing Equity


By evaluating organizations’ strengths and challenges, the Assessment uncovers exemplary performance. As more organizations complete the Assessment, accumulated data will pinpoint the most powerful drivers of impact, resulting in an unprecedented set of best practices for our sector.

To learn more about how the Assessment Tool can help your organization, watch this fun video: