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Discounts on membership and board self-assessments Center members can save 15% on organizational membership or $200 on BoardSource's board self-assessment service. BoardSource members get complimentary access to BoardSource's collection of white papers, webinars, and more. They also get member discounts on their print or digital copies of their books, such as Board Fundamentals: Understanding Roles in Nonprofit Governance and The Source: Twelve Principles of Governance That Power Exceptional Boards. Learn more
Posted on: January 29, 2018
Topics: Featured

2017 New Hampshire Nonprofit Needs Assessment

Source: Executive Service Corps
Executive Service Corps surveyed nearly 350 nonprofit leaders for their 2017 New Hampshire Nonprofit Needs Assessment.
Posted on: October 24, 2017
Topics: Data & Research | Organizational Assessment | Volunteer Management

Untangling the Elements of Impact

Source: Blue Avocado
This excerpt from The Sustainability Mindset: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions examines the elements of impact, and suggests a variety of criteria you can use to evaulate your organization's impact.
Posted on: June 26, 2015
Topics: Evaluation | Organizational Assessment | Outcomes

Boston Area Ranks 3rd in Charity Navigator's 2015 Metro Market Study

Source: Charity Navigator
Nonprofits in the Boston metro area had the 3rd highest overall score, behind Houston and San Diego, in Charity Navigator's study of financial, accountability, and transparency practices and statistics.
Posted on: June 9, 2015
Topics: Accountability (Ethics) | Data & Research | Finance | Organizational Assessment

GuideStar Financial SCAN℠

Source: GuideStar
Financial SCAN℠ helps you better understand or communicate a nonprofit's financial health and resource needs. It combines GuideStar's IRS Forms 990 data and Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) expert analysis in an easy-to-use tool with shareable formats that bring insight to financial information and support mission-driven decisions.
Posted on: February 25, 2015
Topics: Finance | Online Tools | Organizational Assessment

How Much Profit Does a Nonprofit Need?

Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
Nonprofits need profit. Because every nonprofit is unique, the amount depends upon individual circumstances. This article will identify the key variables and explain how any organization can calculate the minimum profit it needs to prevent slow, steady erosion of the quality of its output. The calculation is so simple it can be done without pencil and paper, but it has far-reaching implications.
Posted on: December 18, 2013
Topics: Finance | Organizational Assessment | Planning

AARP Workforce Assessment Tool

Source: AARP
The Workforce Assessment Tool is a resource for HR managers to:
  • Assess how retiring workers will affect their organization
  • Address skill shortage challenges due to staff attrition
  • Create a work environment that attracts qualified workers of all ages
  • Manage a multi-generational workforce
  • Build an employer brand that attracts and retains top talent
Learn more and use the tool from AARP.
Posted on: May 2, 2013
Topics: Human Resources | Organizational Assessment

Is Your Organization Read for the Road?

This article from 2000 proposes that before embarking on any plan to form a partnership with another organization, it is wise to undertake a thorough assessment of your organization's readiness to be a partner and offer some points to consider. Download a copy of the article.
Posted on: May 2, 2013
Topics: Collaboration | Organizational Assessment | Mission

Why Bother with Organizational Assessment?

Organization Assessment: Stepping Back...Taking Stock, from Fieldstone Alliance provides an overview of the rationale, process, and results from an organizational assessment. Read More...
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Organizational Assessment

How Can I Get the Most Out of an Organizational Assessment?

Source: Fieldstone Alliance
Six Keys to Successful Organizational Assessment, from Fieldstone Alliance explores the resources and conditions that can set the stage for doing an organizational assessment that reaps long term benefits.
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Organizational Assessment

Core Capacity Assessment Tool

The Core Capacity Assessment Tool (“CCAT”) is an assessment instrument developed by TCC Group of Philadelphia in partnership with the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits. It is the most comprehensive online survey of its kind and allows for a truly anonymous and confidential self-assessment of an organization’s core capacities. The CCAT report provides an analysis of an organization’s current status in the Four Core Capacities that TCC believes are crucial for organizational effectiveness. The CCAT is intended to help a nonprofit organization determine its strengths and opportunities for improvement. Read More...
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Organizational Assessment

Organizational Assessment Tools

We've put together a list of three free organizational assessment tools available online to help you better understand your organizations strengths and weaknesses.
Posted on: January 26, 2013
Topics: Organizational Assessment

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