The Robin Hood Foundation, which has targeted poverty in New York City since 1988, offers a telling example. The group evaluates the return on investments it makes in various programs around the city. It doesn’t make funding decisions based solely on metrics, however. It also relies on the experience of managers in the field and makes qualitative judgments based on comparing benefits with costs.
Robin Hood deals only with an impoverished population, but its principle of being businesslike has served both its clients and its investor donors quite well.
Joshua: Staying in the last few Friday nights.
Casie: Finding the time to train.
Greg: Getting time to do it with kids!
Lynn: Running! Committing to nothing else but running/yoga and cross training on evenings and weekends.
Kyle: Training my legs to withstand 18-mile jogs.
Christie: Finding the time and energy to run with such a heavy work load!
James: Running alone for 2.5 hours.
David: Balancing my time to fit in all my runs.