Think you already know what ails your organization?
What’s telling you? Your gut?
Well, that’s one way to get a read on your nonprofit, but performing an assessment is a far more useful and accurate way to gauge the strengths and weak spots.
Nonprofits invested in themselves assess their organizational performance because it provides points of discussion for their leaders to help set strategy, goals and priorities. It’s important for board members and staff members to periodically “stop, reflect and listen” to one another and other key stakeholders. In doing so, decisions and actions are better informed and can create greater impact.
Organizational assessments come in many forms; whether you are assessing your nonprofit's board of directors, organizational capacity, or volunteer management program, OneOC consultants help nonprofit leaders navigate this process, leverage and interpret the data, and craft a plan of action.
Online resources and tools we like:
- National Council of Nonprofits - Self-Assessment & Evaluation of Outcomes
- TCC CCAT
- BoardSource - Board Assessment Tools
- OneOC Toolkit - Sample Board Assessment (pdf)
OneOC related trainings:
For more information on conducting assessments, please contact jmcdonald@OneOC.org.