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.

Nonprofit Mergers: A Strategic Tool for Impact & Sustainability (2013)

This research report on nonprofit mergers offers an in-depth understanding of the benefits, challenges and complexities of nonprofit partnerships, and will assist nonprofit leaders and funders in making more informed decisions.

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Measuring Nonprofit Impact: The State of Evaluation in Central Texas (2013)

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.

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Does Central Texas have too many Nonprofits? (2013, update)

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.

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Central Texas Board Report (2011)

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.

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Nonprofit Financial Matters Checklist

This checklist can help nonprofit staff and boards evaluate the strength of an organization's finances.

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Board's Role in Financial Oversight

This document outlines the board's role in the financial oversight of the organization.

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SWOT Analysis Worksheet

This worksheet helps staff and board members examine strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the organization.

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Staff Performance Evaluation

This document provides sample staff performance evaluations and tips to manage review sessions along with various forms.

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Program Evaluation Template

This template can be adapted for many kinds of program evaluations.

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Sample Nonprofits Bylaws

This document is a sample set of  bylaws for Texas nonprofit organizations.

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Featured Report

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

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