This assessment tool can be used to get a reasonable impression of the quality of the most important practices in your nonprofit.
Your information in the assessment will not be shared with anyone else.
You could use results of this assessment tool to: 1) ensure a strong foundation from which to add a program or undertake a major change effort; 2) do an internal analysis as part of an overall strategic planning activity; 3) develop a common understanding among leaders regarding what needs to be done in your nonprofit; and 4) assess how your nonprofit compares to what many nonprofit experts suggest as standards for nonprofits.
The assessment tool is divided into different categories of specific performance indicators, including: legal, governance, human resources, strategic planning, program planning, evaluations, finances and fundraising. Each indicator is marked as Essential (“E”), Recommended (“R”), or Additional (“A”) practices for the typical nonprofit.
Next to each specific indicator are choices, including “Met,” “Needs Work,” “Not Applicable,” and “Don’t Know.” After reading each indicator, place a check mark under the appropriate choice as to how your nonprofit performs to that indicator.
After you have completed the assessment, print out the results by using the "Print" command in your browser (probably available by clicking on the "File" command). Notice which areas need work, especially those marked "E".
NOTE: Your nonprofit will benefit most if additional leaders in your nonprofit can complete the same tool, all results are compiled into one overall report, and then all of you share your conclusions about results of using the tool. To arrange to have a tool available only for leaders in your organization, call Authenticity Consulting, LLC, at 800-971-2250.
This on-line assessment tool is provided by Authenticity Consulting, LLC (www.authenticityconsulting.com) and is used with permission from the Greater Twin Cities United Way.