COST PER OUTCOME Definition

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COST PER OUTCOME links the unit-level economics of an operation with the impact that the organization wishes to have. For example, a nonprofit that delivers meals to the elderly might measure its impact by the number of meals served. To arrive at its cost per outcome, therefore, it would divide the full cost of its meals program by the number of meals it serves.

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SPENDING LEVEL is the true expenditure or cash outlay of any entity in a given category or budgetary area.

MONETARY is anything pertaining to or having to do with money, money creation, money supply, and the government management of money.

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