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.
You have an ineffective Board of Directors and they know it and ask for help! This is the perfect opportunity to re-engineer decision-making in your organization and increase nimbleness and innovation.
Imagine starting a new job with a gamut of responsibilities and there is no orientation or manual. Volunteers accept a role but may not understand their duties as trustees and a fiduciaries on behalf of the membership.
A Harvard Business Article lists the 17 Fundament Traits of Organizational Effectiveness. The first and most poignant one is that “everyone [in your organization] has a good idea of the decisions and actions for which he or she is responsible.”
Nonprofit technology budgets are shrinking but the need for robust technologies is growing. Organizations with both small and large budgets can benefit from these 10 tools that can help collect data, improve communications and provide additional capacity.
A sustainable nonprofit organization is one that “…meets the needs of the present without compromising the well-being of future generations.” – United Nation’s Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Our Common Future
In strategic decision making for your organization, the question of return on investment typically arises. But, how many times do we ask ourselves, “what is the return on mission?” In a financial sense, a return on investment speaks to what we can expect if we invest dollars in a stock, a business venture, etc.
In a recent Washington Post article (February 2), the market for fast casual food has grown by 550% since 1999! Millennials, the age group of 18-34, are also making up the biggest demographic of the “fan” base of this model because they are finding themselves more strapped for time and money but want quality food with quality service.
Nonprofit organizations are only as valuable as the value they provide to their members (customers), period. The rise of technology and the shift in generations has made it difficult to sustain a traditional nonprofit model.
Why is it that year-over-year the priorities of a nonprofit organization change and major planning takes place yet sometimes committees and their composition remain relatively unchanged? It would be the same as leaving the budget unchanged year-over-year regardless of the changes in the organization.