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Accreditation: Is it right for your organization?

Written By: Lee Anderson
June 3, 2015

Is your organization ready to become accredited?

What’s your nonprofit’s impact?

Written By: Brock Smith
September 4, 2012

Nonprofits are increasingly expected to measure impact - but what are funders really looking for?

The questions to stop asking about social media measurement...and, a super-rad contest!

Written By: Claire Kerr
August 30, 2012

Why tracking conversion can take your social media use to the next level.

Reporting fundraising expenses

Written By: John Suart
August 21, 2012

Canadians think charities have a long way to go when it comes to reporting fundraising expenses. How does your organization measure up?

Evaluation: Your tool to volunteer program success

Written By: Lori Gotlieb
October 11, 2011

This article describes a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach to volunteer program evaluation.

Outcome Measurement: Final testing and data analysis

Written By: Eli Bennett
June 21, 2010

This is the last in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measurement. In this month's article, we will use a pilot test to evaluate our outcome measurement system, including data analysis and reporting.

An introduction to grant reports

Written By: Brian Satterfield
May 25, 2010

No matter what the guidelines or deadlines for your particular grant, you'll eventually need to sit down and explain to your funder how you spent all those dollars and cents.

Outcome Measurement: Collecting the data

Written By: Eli Bennett
May 17, 2010

This is the fifth in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measurement. This month, we will discuss how to design and pre-test your data collection instruments and methods.

Outcome Measurement: Defining your program

Written By: Eli Bennett
March 15, 2010

This is the third in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measurement. This month we will look at defining outcomes and logic models for the programs you have selected for measurement.

Outcome Measurement: Charting the course

Written By: Eli Bennett
February 15, 2010

This is the second in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measuremen. We will look at the preparation needed to implement outcome measurement in your organization.

Charity Intelligence: Smart giving

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
January 25, 2010

A profile of the Charity Intelligence program, which researches and analyzes Canada's charities, enabling funders to make informed and effective giving decisions that reward charities for their results.

Fundraising Q&A: How to choose what charity to support

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
January 25, 2010

This article offers information on how to research charities, especially through the Canada Revenue Agency.

Outcome Measurement: An introduction to mission delivery

Written By: Eli Bennett
January 18, 2010

This is the first 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.

Lessons learned in a nonprofit world: Are we trying to reach targets or clients?

Written By: Teresa Ierullo
December 22, 2008

In this issue of Lessons Learned, we explore the challenges nonprofit organizations face in trying to be accountable to both funder and client, which are not always in alignment with each other.

Tools for nonprofit leaders: Conducting an organization review

Written By: Paulette Vinette
March 24, 2008

Many not-for-profit organizations do not have a budget for such a review, and this article offers some tips on how to conduct one in-house.

Using metrics in not-for-profit organization management

Written By: Paulette Vinette
January 21, 2008

Many board members want to see not-for-profit organization metrics in the strategic plan and committee work plans, so this article suggests ways to draft them.

Measuring greatness: Defining quality standards

Written By: Blair Witzel
May 7, 2007

Quality is often an elusive concept in project delivery. How do we know that we have delivered a quality project? More importantly, how do we know that we have delivered a quality product?

Evaluating your not-for-profit organization

Written By: Paulette Vinette
November 20, 2006

Not-for-profit organizations are increasingly investing time and resources in planning. Equally important is the task of evaluating the work and progress of the organization, especially as it relates to delivering such plans.