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.
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.
Following a national study conducted by CompassPoint, UnderDeveloped in Central Texas highlights key findings from our survey of local executive directors and development directors, which includes recommendations that nonprofit leaders, funders, and the sector as a whole can implement to build more effective fundraising practices.
This form outlines board member expectations for fundraising and financially supporting a nonprofit.
This tool is used to monitor board representation and identify needs for board recruitment.
This document outlines various types of collaborations available to nonprofit organizations.
This worksheet helps staff and board members examine strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the organization.
This document is a sample set of bylaws for Texas nonprofit organizations.
This sample policy will help staff determine how to handle financial concerns, including accounting, payroll and contracting.
This worksheet provides guidance on motivations for pursuing a merger or other forms of strategic collaboration based on outcomes organizations want to achieve.
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.
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