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Beyond the Grant

This brief explores promising new types of financial tools – known collectively as alternative financing that can be utilized by nonprofits and appeal to new types of funders. For the right organizations, looking beyond traditional philanthropy to other financing strategies can significantly grow the impact of your mission.

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Foster Family Gap Analysis

The Travis Country Collaborative for Children is helping children in foster care heal and move to permanent, safe and loving families. This analysis collected information on the needs and challenges associated with placing foster children in Central Texas that can be used to inform a targeted, collaborative recruitment effort.

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Metrics Reporting Calendar Template

Use this template to create a calendar to regularly track and report on strategic planning goals.

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Interim Leadership Guide and Talent Pool

Learn how to find, hire and onboard interim leadership, and meet Mission Capital's Certified Interim Executive Directors.

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The Nonprofit Effectiveness Framework

Mission Capital has identified six elements that are critical to all organizations, regardless of size, mission or scope. This guide provides full definitions, guidance, tools and resources to help you understand each element of the Nonprofit Effectiveness Framework.

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Strategic Collaboration Continuum

This document outlines various types of collaborations available to nonprofit organizations.

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Sample Merger Communications Plan

This document provides guidance on how to communicate an organizational merger with key stakeholder groups.

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Nonprofit Partnership - Motivations and Desired Outcomes

This worksheet provides guidance on motivations for pursuing a merger or other forms of strategic collaboration based on outcomes organizations want to achieve.

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UnderDeveloped in Central TX: Local Fundraising Challenges (2014)

Following a national study conducted by CompassPoint, UnderDeveloped in Central Texas highlights key findings from our survey of local executive directors and development directors, which includes recommendations that nonprofit leaders, funders, and the sector as a whole can implement to build more effective fundraising practices.

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The New Nonprofit Workforce: Emerging Trends & Recommendations (2013)

This report integrates data from 350 local nonprofit professionals with data from several national surveys in order to identify major career trends and key recommendations for how organizations and individuals can navigate the nonprofit workplace.

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