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Mission

Nonprofits should engage in ongoing long and short-term strategic planning activities as necessary to determine the mission of the organization, to define specific goals and objectives related to the mission, and to evaluate the success of the organization’s programs toward achieving the mission. A nonprofit should periodically revisit its mission (i.e., at a minimum every […]

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Nonprofits are founded for the public good and operate to accomplish a stated purpose through specific program activities. A nonprofit should have a well-defined mission, and its programs should effectively and efficiently work toward achieving that mission. Nonprofits have an obligation to ensure program effectiveness and to devote the resources of the organization to achieving […]

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A nonprofit should engage in organizational evaluation to ensure that all financial resources and human capital are being used toward fulfilling its mission. Defined, cost-effective procedures must be used for evaluating, both qualitatively and quantitatively, programs and projects in relation to mission. These procedures should address programmatic efficiency and effectiveness, outcomes for program participants, and […]

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  Guest Post by George Breeden, CAE, Executive IT Advisor, Hartman Executive Advisors Over the years, business technology has evolved from a back-office function to a strategic resource for organizational success. Chief information officers (CIOs), now in crucial leadership roles, must not only deliver IT solutions to business problems but effectively communicate the value of […]

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Guest Blog by Rob Leighton, Executive Director, iMission Institute Could your nonprofit use a rapidly growing list of new donors? Of course, the answer is a resounding yes! Your nonprofit’s ability to make our world a fairer, healthier and more humane place can be turbo-charged by a growing list of new donors. Donor power goes […]

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Guest Blog by Susan Crystal-Mansour, PhD , and Polly Karpowicz, CAE, MBA  Nonprofit leaders face a vast flow of information, both in volume and speed. Most organizations and their leaders are expected to respond to the vast deluge of data at a similarly frenetic pace.They may find it challenging to discern the validity of data and information that is collected and analyzed outside their organizations, as well as from within their own organizations.  Nonprofits rely on accurate information and relevant data for […]

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