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Exploring Organizational Capacity and Health: A Guide to Assessment Tools

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am PDT
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Nonprofits come in all different shapes and sizes. They also have something important in common: the need to be a healthy organization to effectively provide services, assess community needs, and adapt to emerging trends. Nonprofit effectiveness is also important to funders, who are supporting capacity building in a variety of ways. However, assessing nonprofit effectiveness can be complex. So… how can you gauge whether an organization is healthy?

Organizational assessment tools can help! They can inform important discussions among leadership, board, and staff as they take a critical look at the various aspects of an organization’s capacity. These tools can help gauge an organization’s strategic focus, leadership and management, governance, human resource capacity, financial and fundraising structure, and learning and evaluation ability.

That said, it can be hard to know where to start. So, the Hewlett Foundation hired Informing Change to conduct both a scan of organizational assessment tools across issue areas and geographies, and in-depth interviews with nonprofits and funders to better understand the landscape of organizational assessments. We invite you to join the Hewlett Foundation’s Jennifer Wei and Prithi Trivedi and Informing Change’s Tina Cheplick and Theresa Esparrago Lieu on June 20th for a webinar. They will walk you through the database of over 90 assessment tools and the memo they created that highlights learning from this landscape scan. There will also be time for a Q&A session. 

Join this webinar to:

  • Learn how to navigate this tool in order to best find an assessment that meets your needs
  • Gain a better understanding of when tools may work well, and under what circumstances.

This webinar is an offering of Philanthropy California. Philanthropy California brings together the NCG, SCG, and SDG philanthropic networks as a powerful force for change on the issues that affect us all. 

Both Funders and Nonprofits are welcome to join this webinar.

Speakers: Tina Cheplick, Senior Consultant, Informing Change; Theresa Esparrago Lieu, Senior Associate, Informing Change; Prithi Travedi, Program Fellow, Effective Philanthropy Group; Jennifer Wei, Organizational Effectiveness Officer, Effective Philanthropy Group.

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Philanthropy California
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