We use an approach called Results Count™ to help professionals in nonprofits, philanthropy and public systems make positive, measurable change for children and families, whether that means increasing the percentage of children ready to learn in kindergarten or increasing the rate of children in foster care placed with kin over other settings. Our results-based leadership efforts include:

Research from the University of Maryland shows positive impact from the results-based approach of the Leadership in Action program.

Results-based leadership helped partners in Maryland realize their goal of increasing the percentage of Maryland children ready to learn.

A case study finds the Leadership in Action Program has resulted in demonstrable success in achieving the goals sought by leaders who have used it.

Results-driven leaders are vital to achieving measurable and lasting improvements for kids and families. The Casey Foundation has honed an approach to leadership development – called Results Count™ – which is based on a set of five core competencies, two foundational frameworks and two foundational skills that equip leaders to make changes intended to produce results, known collectively as the 5-2-2 approach.

Learn more about the 5-2-2 of Results Count™

Casey offers a series of video tools to learn more about Results Count™.

  • Creating the Container shows how the Foundation’s Results Count faculty create an environment so that meeting participants can effectively focus on achieving measurable results.
  • Getting large-scale results requires being in sync with other people. When everyone is in a mode of High Action, High Alignment, individual contributions add up to much more than the sum of their parts.
  • Ten Conversations Leaders Use to Move Results Forward describes conversations that results-based leaders can use to get or stay on track.

See the full playlist of Results Count™ videos

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Improving the health outcomes of children improve overall well-being and support lifelong development.

Leadership Program Welcomes New Class of Child Health Advocates

Meet the 2018–19 Children’s Health Leadership Network: 16 leaders from the South who will be working over the next 12 months to improve the health and well-being of kids and families in their states.

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A recent report by the New Venture Fund examines the importance of leadership development in the area of early childhood education and the impact private programs like the Casey Foundation's results-based leadership development approach could have on the field. The subject of quality leadership has been on Casey's radar for quite some time. 

Since fall 2015, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has supported three national nonprofits in Results Count™, a leadership program designed to propel large-scale change within a results-based framework. In this post, leaders from these nonprofits weigh in on how the program has helped hone new strategies and, ultimately, advance their organization’s work.

Strengthening the Practice of Leadership

The Consultative Stance

Casey leadership development faculty member Kathy Pogue White explains how leaders can pivot from defensiveness to collaboration when working with others for social change.

Jeff Edmonson

Work Together to Get Results

Before joining the Ballmer Group as managing director, Jeff Edmondson built a network of StriveTogether communities — 73 strong — committed to using collective impact to support the academic success of every child. He shares lessons from this results-focused work in an interview with the Casey Foundation.

The Accountability Pathway

Learn now leaders can hold themselves and others accountable for achieving results that improve the lives of children and families.