Monthly Bulletin – Research

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RESEARCH


Metrics for Mission Impact Ebook: How Nonprofits Can Strengthen Outcomes through Quantitative Measures

With changing donor expectations, the demand for accountability in nonprofits is increasing rapidly. Now more than ever, nonprofits must be able to truthfully report the revenue-to-program delivery chain, as they walk a tightrope to justify overhead expenditures as an integral component of mission fulfillment.

Using the advice from sector thought leaders and examples from NetSuite’s nonprofit customers, this ebook will explore the metrics needed to ensure that your organization is financially healthy, spending dollars wisely, delivering successful programs and creating mission impact in an efficient manner.

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-Source: Newsletter, The NonProfit Times, 5 March 2018

8 Tips for your Nonprofit RFP Process (Bonus: Free Template!)

So your nonprofit needs a new vendor or consultant. You know what that means! Time to start the RFP process to make sure you find the best vendor for your organization.

While creating a Request for Proposals can be labor-intensive, time consuming, and stressful, we’ve put together some tips to make the whole process go a little smoother. From developing, distributing, and reviewing RFP’s – here are 8 strategies to help you out along the way.

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-Source: Newsletter, EveryAction, 5 March 2018

Boardroom Technology: The Board Portal Buyer’s Guide

Organizations’ needs are rapidly growing as both the digital landscape and scope of governance changes and expands. Delivering the best data and insights to leaders while ensuring advanced cyber security and effective governance is something all organizations should strive for. A board portal can deliver these results with ease – but not all of the software on the market is the same. This guide is your go-to source for understanding what to look for in a board portal and how to reap the most benefits. Read on to learn about important board portal evaluation criteria such as:
  • Focus on governance
  • Features & functions
  • Assessing ease of use
  • Security capabilities
  • Considerations for value

Download this guide now and free your board to focus on the organization’s mission.

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-Source: Newsletter, Nonprofit Quarterly, 5 April 2018

Collaborative Evaluation Approaches: A how-to Guide for Grantmakers

This evaluation guide from the Ontario Nonprofit Network focuses on measurement & evaluation from a grantmaker’s perspective. It includes tips and strategies for working with grantees & other grantmakers, as well as numerous examples of organizations currently doing this work. Put this knowledge into action by utilizing the checklists and resources included to increase collaboration in your evaluation work.

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-Source: Newsletter, Imagine Canada, 20 March 2018

Transition: The Immigrant Mentality of New Found Wealth

Earlier this week I attended a workshop hosted by Blackwood Family Enterprise Services, Geoff Badger with Richardson GMP and Wendi Crowe from Miller Thomson. The speaker was Dr. Jim Grubman a psychologist who specializes in helping families walk through the transition of inheritance and wealth.

The concepts presented during this lecture were around the similarities between the psychology of immigrants to a new country and those of people who have acquired new wealth either through inheritance or through business.

As an individual or a family transitions from one socio-economic strata into another there is a cultural shift that occurs similar to that of an immigrant moving from one culture and status to another.

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-Source: Newsletter, Imagine Canada, 8 March 2018
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