The Book


Getting to Outcomes with Developmental Assets:

Ten Steps to Measuring Success in Youth Programs and Communities

By Deborah Fisher, Pamela Imm, Mathew Chinman, Abe Wandersman

Getting To Outcomes with Developmental Assets brings together the power of Search Institute’s asset framework and experience in community mobilization with the proven prevention strategies embedded in the Getting To Outcomes™ model.

Getting To Outcomes with Developmental Assets lays out a straightforward, ten-step planning, implementation, and evaluation process that puts the tools in your hands to help you achieve results and demonstrate to stakeholders that time, money and resources are being well spent. 

This book can help you design a new program from scratch, develop or fine-tune a strategic plan, create a set of asset-based measures unique to your work, add rigor and structure to your existing efforts, create cost-conscious, effective evaluation plans, and report out to funders and communities how your strength-based efforts are producing concrete results.

  • Easy-to-follow instructions which lead you through the ten-step Assets-GTO process
  • Stories, tips, examples, and practical strategies show you how to use Assets-GTO in your programs and community initiatives
  • Includes CD ROM containing all the worksheets for you to customize
  • The latest research backing up the evidence for both Developmental Assets® and Getting to Outcomes–especially useful for grant writing
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