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.

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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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Board's Role in Financial Oversight

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

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Theory of Change - Logic Model template

This theory of change template, often called a logic model, provides a road-map to describe how the organization's program offerings will lead to desired outcomes.

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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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Executive Director Contract

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

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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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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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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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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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Staff Performance Evaluation

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

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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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