Impact & Financials
Impact and Financials
Impact is an Opportunity Junction core value. We are committed to seeking ever better data to assess our impact, evaluate the effectiveness of program changes, surface differential results based on demographics that may raise equity concerns, and identify areas for inquiry.
Internal Impact Evaluation: We track all enrollment, participation, and outcomes data in a highly-customized Salesforce database. Separate employment records track hire and exit dates, compensation, hours, benefits, employer, whether a position is temporary or not, and job title. We track the date, for each alum, when that data was last verified. We seek verification every three months for at least 18 months post-placement, with automated reports so staff know whom to contact.
External Impact Evaluation: We also value external evaluation of our impact and are a pioneer in using anonymized batch wage data from the California Employment Development Department in assessing long-term impact.
External discussion or validation of our impact may be found here:
- We are proud to be listed as a Top 10 Poverty-Fighting Organization nationally in the ImpactMatters ratings that are based on impact (quantified as Return on Investment), with a full 5-star organization profile here.
- Our Healthcare Career Pathway partnership is the subject of the John Muir Health Community Health Fund 2019 Impact Update.
- Our Administrative Careers Training Program is highlighted in the MDRC-authored, James Irvine Foundation funded report, Beyond the Basics: Integrating Workforce and College-Readiness Training Into California's Adult Basic Skills Programs.
We are also pleased to be a 2023 Top-Rated Nonprofit on GreatNonprofits.org, to have earned a 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar.org, and to have achieved a four-star rating (out of four) on Charity Navigator's rating scale.