Analytics for nonprofits: Monitoring and evaluating programs

Analytics is a word that you’ll hear a lot about if you read about internet businesses or the big for-profit corporates, but what does it really mean? Is it a term that’s all about big business? Or is it something...

Accreditation: Is it right for your organization?

To become accredited or not? That is a question on the minds of a number of nonprofit organizations at the moment - and not just the larger ones. What is accreditation? The accreditation process acknowledges that your organization has successfully...

What’s your nonprofit’s impact?

The consensus is in. “Measuring your impact can feel like a chore, but the long-term benefits vastly outweigh the short-term inconveniences,” says Sherry Ferronato, a community impact associate with the Calgary Foundation. She’s not alone in this thought process. Community...

Reporting fundraising expenses

Canadians think charities have a long way to go when it comes to reporting fundraising expenses. A 2008 study by the Muttart Foundation called Talking About Charities found only one in four Canadians think charities do an excellent or good...

Evaluation: Your tool to volunteer program success

Evaluating volunteer programs is essential to benchmarking our progress in providing the best service to our stakeholders, but it is also an area of the volunteer management cycle that we tend to skip over. Sometimes you just don?t have the...

Outcome Measurement: Final testing and data analysis

This is the last in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measurement: what it is, how to do it, and most importantly, how it will help your organization. The content of these articles draws heavily on a framework...

An introduction to grant reports

The grant proposal you spent weeks writing has finally paid off, securing much-needed funds for your nonprofit's latest project. Yet even though you have acquired the grant, your obligation to your funders isn't over. Once your organization accepts a funder's...

Outcome Measurement: Collecting the data

This is the fifth in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measurement: what it is, how to do it, and most importantly, how it will help your organization. The content of these articles draws heavily on a framework...

Outcome Measurement: Defining your program

This is the third in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measurement: what it is, how to do it, and most importantly, how it will help your organization. The content of these articles draws heavily on a framework...

Outcome Measurement: Charting the course

This is the second in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measurement: what it is, how to do it, and most importantly, how it will help your organization. The content of these articles draws heavily on a framework...
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