Capstone – Project

BoardBuild Measurable Community Impact

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Project Synopsis

OBJECTIVE: Above all, ensure that BoardBuild strengthens communities through well-governed, diverse boards of directors.

Accomplishing this objective means that the BoardBuild organization must be financially viable and delivers high-quality products and services to a receptive market.

How do we make sure this is happening? Through measuring community impact for each audience served by the organization. Social Impact Measurement is a process of understanding how much social change occurred and can be attributed to an organization’s activities. Each impact measurement should be:

 Clearly defined
 Quantifiable
 Adaptable
 Show depth and breadth
 Practical and actionable

Tracking these indicators provides many benefits:

 Continuous improvement of our products and services
 Continuous operational improvement
 Empirical performance information for both current and potential funders
 Anecdotes and stories for marketing and communications to nonprofits and individuals

The following audiences and functional areas will be key to include in impact assessment:

 NPO Board of Directors
 NPO Executive Management
 Individual User
 Corporate / Employee User


  1. Team will review, edit and develop impact measurements for each of BoardBuild’s audiences.
  2. Team will develop tools to measure impact.
  3. Team will implement and execute Year 1 impact measurements.
  4. Team will assess and report Year 1 community impact.

Project Topics

Company Information

HQFort Worth, Texas
StagePre-Revenue Startup
Hiring PotentialN/A

Company Overview

The mission is big, but the idea is simple: BoardBuild was born from the desire to strengthen communities. We know the best way to strengthen the social fabric of any community is to strengthen the fibers of its leadership. It’s with these thoughts in mind that we’ve developed an innovative pairing of robust board governance, nonprofit resource, and leadership training with the advanced matching of candidates and nonprofit board openings. We invite you to join us in our mission and become a BoardBuilder today.

Experiential Learning Program Details

SchoolAdelphi University
Engagement FormatCapstone - Small Team Consulting Project - Students work in small groups of 2-6 directly with faculty and host company project champions on developing real solutions to real-world challenges.
CourseAdelphi University’s Jagger Fellows Program- Capstone Summer2020
  • All Undergraduate
  • Advanced Undergraduate
  • All Graduate
Students Enrolled6
Meeting Day & TimeTBD
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment2 Hours
Duration19.43 Weeks

Program Timeline

Touchpoints & Assignments Due Date Type
Official Project Kickoff

Official Project Kickoff

We'll web conference company senior leadership into class to introduce the company, meet the students, and discuss the project goals.
June 12th, 2020 Event na
Final Presentations Final Presentations
Students will present final insights to the company's senior leadership. Please upload the final deliverables.
August 7th, 2020 Submission Required submission-required

Key Project Milestones

  • June 16, 2020 - Get to Know BoardBuild

    • Review BB pitch deck
    • Review BB logic model
    • Review BB strategic plan
    • Review BB website
    • Participate in the Essentials of Nonprofit Board Governance course
    • Become familiar with BB matching functionality

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Successful completion of the Essentials of Nonprofit Board Governance course.  (Approximate time required 4 to 5 hours)

  • June 24, 2020 - Develop Impact Measurements

    • Students will individually research the questions:
      • What are nonprofit impact measurements?
      • Why are nonprofit impact measurements important?
      • What is the difference between an output and an outcome?
      • What is the difference between a KPI and an impact measurement?  What is the value of each to an organization?
      • What is lean data?
    • Discuss BB’s logic model and original impact measurements
    • Create draft impact measurements
    • Finalize BB impact measurements

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Final Draft BB Impact Measurements

  • July 3, 2020 - Develop Impact Measurement Tools

    • Research and discuss impact measurement approaches
    • Identify evaluation tools specific to this project
    • Design measurement methods to support identified BB impact assessment

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Implementation-ready plan to measure Y1 BB impact.

  • July 24, 2020 - Impact Assessment Implementation and Execution

    • Implement assessment plan
    • Collect data
    • Begin to evaluate data

    Suggested Deliverable:

    • Report of raw data
    • YR1 Impact Assessment Report outline
    • Mid-project milestone presentation to BoardBuild board of directors contingent upon meeting date and agenda.
  • August 12, 2020 - BoardBuild YR1 Impact Assessment

    • Evaluate data from impact measurement tools
    • Develop product and operational continuous improvement recommendations based upon YR1 impact results
    • Prepare BB YR1 Impact Measurement report

    Suggested Deliverable:

    • BB YR1 Impact Measurement report
    • Presentation of results and shared anecdotes, stories, testimonials, etc., to BB marketing team
    • Final presentation to BB’s board of directors contingent upon meeting date and agenda

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