Posted by: Discover Scholars | October 24, 2008

Google 10 to the 100: Measuring success

This week, we are featuring our responses to Google’s Project 10 to the 100th. For more background information, start by reading our original post here. In today’s post, we describe how we will measure the success of DiscoverScholars.org.

# 15. Describe the optimal outcome should your idea be selected and successfully implemented. How would you measure it? (maximum 150 words)

If our idea is implemented successfully, far more students will gain access to educational funding and be able to attend the college of their choice.

We will quantify our success by the number of applicants and students funded, and the amount of funding they receive. Better measurements will include the number of students who attend college because of our efforts, and how many receive funding from DiscoverScholars.org, but not from other sources.

Donors should better understand the allocation and impact of their contributions if we are successful. We will track participation by our number of donors over time and the total funds they contribute to students, and satisfaction through donor surveys.

Most importantly, successful implementation of our idea could revolutionize the future of educational giving. We want to see the creation of other organizations that subsidize students directly, and an increase in the transparency of other aid-granting organizations.

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