RESEARCH AND TOOLS
From in-depth research to how-to documents, get the information and tools you need to answer your nonprofit and philanthropy questions.
This report highlights major findings and includes key recommendations for Central Texas nonprofit leaders and funders who need to collect data and use evaluations to strengthen their programs and demonstrate results.
This report, released in 2009 and updated in 2013, contains information on the number of 501(c)(3) public charities in the Austin MSA and addresses whether the number of nonprofits is a problem or opportunity, and what donors and board members can do in light of the information.
This intensive research study evaluates the specific struggles of Central Texas nonprofits and their boards and the issues with which they struggle. It also provides eight key growth opportunities for nonprofit boards of directors.
This checklist can help nonprofit staff and boards evaluate the strength of an organization's finances.
This document outlines the board's role in the financial oversight of the organization.
This worksheet helps staff and board members examine strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the organization.
This document provides sample staff performance evaluations and tips to manage review sessions along with various forms.
This template can be adapted for many kinds of program evaluations.
This document is a sample set of bylaws for Texas nonprofit organizations.
This sample policy will help staff determine how to handle financial concerns, including accounting, payroll and contracting.
The Nonprofit Effectiveness Framework: Six Critical Elements to Nonprofit Work
These in-depth courses cover topics including leadership development, strategy and sustainability, employee engagement, conflict mitigation and more.
- Clarity of Purpose
- Sustainable Business Model
- The Right Leadership
- Smart Operations
- Implementation and Improvement
- Strategic Collaboration