The nonprofit world is seeing a downturn in volunteerism, a squeeze on its revenue streams and rising competition. How can you be the “up periscope” for your organization to see what is ahead and to make important course changes to maintain your organization’s relevance?
Assessing not only once but many times in different forms helps to move us from a static annual process to one that is more of a progress check in, which allows for continuous improvement and in “doing what is necessary” for your organization’s constituents.
Committee reports can use up valuable time at board meetings. Directors sit
through a litany
of reports and updates; the average is 15 to 17 per meeting. Often they start with, “Our committee didn’t really meet but I
can give you an update on how we’re doing…” (There goes
another 15 minutes!)