THE NONPROFIT EFFECTIVENESS FRAMEWORK
Every nonprofit is (and should be) different from its peers in a host of ways. However, nonprofits also need a basic framework around which to live out their mission. These six elements are critical to all nonprofits, regardless of mission or scope.
SIX ELEMENTS OF EFFECTIVENESS
Clarity of Purpose
How an organization defines and aligns its work and impact through:
- Mission and vision
- Program mix
- Theory of change
- Strategy and analysis
Sustainable Business Model
How an organization develops resources and positions itself for success through:
- Value proposition
- Culture of philanthropy
- Business planning
- Financing and earned income
The Right Leadership
How staff and board leaders steer and steward organizational efforts, such as:
- Leadership structure
- Succession planning
- Management and supervision
How an organization manages and marshals organizational resources, including:
- Human capital
- Core values and culture
How an organization uses information to adapt, innovate and improve through:
- Experimentation and innovation
- Learning culture
- Performance management
How an organization leverages the community for greater impact through:
- Community partnerships
- Stakeholder engagement
- System-level change
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