Strategy and Evaluation
Maryland Nonprofit’s webinar Pivoting for the Future: Reimagining your Nonprofit Strategy provided some ideas about thoughtful and deliberate decision-making during a volatile and uncertain time beyond crisis management. Several common themes emerged throughout the webinar with nonprofits thirsty for that one answer that will fuel them through the unknown. But the trick is that there […]
Leadership is a privilege to be honored, cared for, and refined on a daily basis. Every individual contributing to the mission has the potential to act and be viewed as a leader. While the business structure might have a top CEO position holding the reigns, leadership can also come from any position within an organization.
It’s human nature to grow overwhelmed and stressed during a busy period at work. Instead of rushing to dive into a project unprepared, try taking the time to think strategically about your goals and how you will achieve them. This approach may take more time initially but can save you hours down the road!
Nonprofits should represent the interests of the people they serve through public education and public policy advocacy, as well as by encouraging board members, staff, volunteers, and stakeholders to participate in the public affairs of the community. When appropriate to advance the organization’s mission, nonprofits should engage in promoting public participation in community affairs and […]
Nonprofits engaging in strategic partnerships and formal alliances with other organizations should do so within the context of a board-approved policy outlining the goals and parameters of such partnerships. Depending on the type of strategic partnership, nonprofits should ensure that proper due diligence has been followed and that agreements, memoranda of understanding, or similar documentation […]
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 […]