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.

Solving Complex Problems Through Collaboration

This presentation explains the value of collaborative projects in solving complex problems.

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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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Foster Family Gap Analysis

The Travis Country Collaborative for Children is helping children in foster care heal and move to permanent, safe and loving families. This analysis collected information on the needs and challenges associated with placing foster children in Central Texas that can be used to inform a targeted, collaborative recruitment effort.

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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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Staff Performance Evaluation

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

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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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Metrics Reporting Calendar Template

Use this template to create a calendar to regularly track and report on strategic planning goals.

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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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Program Evaluation Template

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

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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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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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