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.

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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Sample Nonprofit Financial Policy

This sample policy will help staff determine how to handle financial concerns, including accounting, payroll and contracting.

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Board Fundraising Commitment Form

This form outlines board member expectations for fundraising and financially supporting a nonprofit.

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Analyzing Nonprofit Financial Reports

This document is a set of questions and considerations to analyze financial reports.

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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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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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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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