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.

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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How to Evaluate the Executive Director

This packet contains tips, checklists, and evaluation templates to help a board evaluate the Executive Director.

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Executive Director Contract

This sample contract outlines responsibilities, expectations, and compensation for a nonprofit Executive Director.

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Discussion Questions for Board Self-Assessment

This list of questions can kickstart a board's self-assessment and evaluation.

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Board Member Matrix

This tool is used to monitor board representation and identify needs for board recruitment.

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Board Member Agreement

This sample agreement/ contract explains the relationship between a board member and a nonprofit organization, and outlines expectations and duties of board members.

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Board Job Descriptions

This resource provides job descriptions for Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Committee Chair, and general board members.

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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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