Tag: nonprofits


Is Your Organization Covered?

20

Jul 2017

Is Your Organization Covered?

Nonprofits and charities are focused on creating solutions to strengthen communities. However, in the course of this work, employees or volunteers may offer advice and counsel that simply falls short— or worse, causes harm. What happens when an oversight or mistake results in a lawsuit? If you’re found liable for professional negligence, a lawsuit may be too much for your organization to bear. How do...

Read More


Managing the Year-End Buying Crunch

02

Mar 2017

Managing the Year-End Buying Crunch

Tell us if you’ve heard this one before: “The good news is that we have additional funding. The bad news is that we have to spend it by the end of March!”  Ahh, the end of the budget year can create any number of challenges, but none generate mixed feelings like the last minute discovery of extra funds. Whether created by an unexpected source of...

Read More


Can charities and nonprofits help heal social division?

12

Jan 2017

Can charities and nonprofits help heal social division?

The world of democracies seems to be an uneasy and unpredictable one these days. Voters have chosen to support candidates and policies that threaten to upend the status quo, from the election of Donald Trump in the US to the support of Brexit by British voters, to the recent result of the Italian referendum. People who have voted this way are not necessarily ideological radicals...

Read More


Who sets the evaluation agenda? Five important discussion questions to make evaluation useful

28

Oct 2016

Who sets the evaluation agenda? Five important discussion questions to make evaluation useful

Too often, an evaluation enters the mindset of a nonprofit as a fully formed process imposed on their organization by someone else. In other words, who sets the agenda? In many cases, nonprofits are told what to evaluate and how to evaluate it, and then are left to their own devices to get it done. As one funder has noted, evaluation should be about accountability...

Read More


Office supplies purchasing: There’s more to it than you might think!

07

Sep 2016

Office supplies purchasing: There’s more to it than you might think!

Office supplies – paper, toner, pens, folders, etc. – are one of the few expenses that almost every organization incurs.  No matter if you’re a nonprofit, for-profit, public sector, large or small – odds are you need to buy supplies to support your operations. This widespread and common need has resulted in no shortage of sources for these types of supplies.  You can find a...

Read More


Our 2020 Vision for Nonprofit Evaluation: Let’s Be Bold!

09

Aug 2016

Our 2020 Vision for Nonprofit Evaluation: Let’s Be Bold!

One of the goals of our work to develop a Sector Driven Evaluation Strategy was to think beyond the limits of the system that we have now.  When it comes to the fundamental questions about why evaluation matters and what makes it useful, there really isn’t much disagreement. People find evaluation useful when it helps to answer questions that matter, involves a spirit of collaboration...

Read More