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|How can foundations better evaluate the impact they are having? What are the major benefits of doing so? |
Measuring the performance of a foundation can be a tricky and difficult process, especially when it's the grantees that actually deliver. But these days, more and more foundations are developing rigorous self-assessment systems. Find out why, and learn how to develop a results-based measurement system to help determine the impact that a foundation is making.
|How can we do an organizational self-assessment? |
There are a variety of published and on-line resources that address this question
|How do we develop and evaluate programs? |
Guidelines to develop and evaluate programs
|How Do We Evaluate the Board of Directors? (new version available)|
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits suggests it be done annually, and offers some criteria. More information is added from the Free Management Library.
|How do we evaluate the Executive Director? |
Suggestions from the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and an author.
|Resources for many types of evaluation (new version available)|
The Free Management Library provides guidelines for a variety of types of evaluation
|What are job descriptions for nonprofit board members? |
Suggestions for duties and responsibilities for board members and officers.
|What are the steps of a strategic planning process? |
The CompassPoint of San Francisco offers one outline
|What influences people's reactions to npo materials? |
Research shows that 'trust' is the central element in the decision to give.
|What is a strategic plan? |
The answer to the question: How will we accomplish our goals?
|What is strategic planning? |
Strategic planning can be used to determine mission, vision, values, goals, objectives, roles and responsibilities, timelines, etc.
|What should our mission statement say? |
Purpose. Business. Values. Beneficiaries.
|What to do when the board gets too involved? |
Some sensible rules to guide board members in choosing the right course.
|Why do we develop an annual operating plan? |
The strategic plan can only carry you so far