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Data reporting for funders

Written By: Gillian Kerr and Lori Criss Powers
April 7, 2004

How to collect data, report back to funders in a meaningful way, and process improvement.

Getting access to research literature

Written By: Gillian Kerr
March 4, 2004

Difficulties in getting access to high quality research papers with relevance to human services, and a suggested approach to the problem.

The fallacy of financial ratios - part 2

Written By: Tony Poderis
October 27, 2003

Five actions an organization should take in regard to evaluation and how to collect data.

More groovy Google tricks

Written By: Gillian Kerr
August 18, 2003

Gooogle tools that show it's beginning to overtake Yahoo in the stakes to become the most useful web portal.

Avoiding groupthink and strategic blind spots

Written By: Ron Robinson
March 3, 2003

How to avoid groupthink in decision making.

Best practices in strategic planning

Written By: Ron Robinson
February 3, 2003

Best practices for an organizations strategic plan.

Translating vision into action

Written By: Ron Robinson
January 6, 2003

Three steps to translate your organizational vision into action.

Team-building exercises

Written By: Monika Penner
April 15, 2002

A list of team building exercises for use with staff or volunteers.

Seven sins of strategic planning

Written By: Ron Robinson
March 4, 2002

Seven mistakes that, if avoided, can dramatically improve your potential for a successful strategic planning process.

The program logic model: What, why and how?

Written By: Sharon Kirkpatrick
December 31, 2001

How to use a program logic model to help an organization achieve goals.

Making your site more user-friendly

Written By: Ellen Agger
September 17, 2001

It’s critical that websites give visitors want they want and need. So start thinking like your visitors!

Working with virtual teams and telecommuters

Written By: Gillian Kerr
May 9, 2001

How nonprofits can benefit from virtual teams and telecommuting in several ways.

Mind Mapping -- giving shape to your ideas and plans

Written By: Norah Bolton
August 21, 2000

How mind mapping can help busy managers of nonprofits.

Book Review: Bookkeeping for Nonprofits: A Step by Step Guide to Nonprofit Accounting

Written By: CharityVillage
January 1, 2000

A mini book review of Bookkeeping for Nonprofits: A Step by Step Guide to Nonprofit Accounting, by Murray Dropkin and James Halpin

Book Review: Reengineering Your Nonprofit Organization

Written By: CharityVillage
January 1, 1999

Want to reinvent your organization from the ground up? This guide, the first of its type, imparts some valuable lessons learned from the corporate world while paying special attention to the needs and concerns of the third sector.

Book Review: Cost-effectiveness in the Non-profit Sector: Methods and Examples from Leading Organizations

Written By: CharityVillage
January 1, 1999

Principally a compilation of papers presented at a Stanford University Conference in 1991, this book goes beyond the health care arena to address cost-effectiveness in the arts, at universities and in human services.

Book Review: The Nonprofit Manager's Resource Directory

Written By: CharityVillage
January 1, 1999

With more than 2,000 entries of products and service providers, The Nonprofit Manager's Resource Directory presents a comprehensive outline of nonprofit resources in a well-organized, accessible and easy-to-read format.

Book Review: Board And Administrator's Guide To Better Board Meetings

Written By: CharityVillage
January 1, 1999

Stifled by board meetings that go on forever, or board members that fail to recognize the importance of their job? The Board and Administrator's Guide to Better Board Meetings is a compact and helpful series of essentials for conducting better meetings in your organization.

Collaboration: What makes it work, 2nd Edition

Written By: CharityVillage
January 1, 1999

Book review of Collaboration: What makes it work, 2nd Edition Paul Mattessich, Marta Murray-Close, and Barbara R. Monsey.

Managing for Change: Leadership, Strategy & Management in Asian NGOs

Written By: CharityVillage
January 1, 1999

Book review of Managing for Change: Leadership, Strategy & Management in Asian NGOs by Ian Smillie and John Hailey

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