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Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting

Wed, May 24, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives action. A bit of wisdom from... (continued)

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Major Gift Breakthrough Training

Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Are you ready for a breakthrough in Major Gift fundraising? We will take a deep dive into Major Gift best practices - focusing on the first steps for getting you organized for this important work. You will learn how to use essential tools such as prospect management databases, gift tables, and detailed metrics for annual... (continued)

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Critical Issues #8: The Measure of Success

If the truly important things are qualitative, how can the real value of what we do be measured in any meaningful way? Quantitative measures are not a substitute for qualitative goals, but when developed and used thoughtfully, they are essential tools to assist in reaching them.

http://www.synthesispartnership.com/critical08/

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Webinar: Taking the Mystery out of Metrics

Measure, measure, measure. More and more, we hear about the importance of metrics. But what does that really mean? Join strategy consultants Sam Frank and Michele Levy for a practical discussion about the metrics that really matter for nonprofit organizations.

http://nonprofitwebinars.com/past_webinars/taking-the-mystery-out-of-metrics/

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Collaboration: What Makes It Work

What makes the difference between your collaboration's failure or success? Collaboration: What Makes It Work, Second Edition answers this question with an up-to-date and in-depth review of collaboration research. This new edition also includes "The Collaboration Factors Inventory."

http://www.fieldstonealliance.org/index.cfm

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The NGO Café

The NGO Cafe is a meeting place for NGOs to discuss, debate and disseminate information on their work, strategies and results. NGOs searching for partners can also list their requests.

http://www.gdrc.org/ngo/ncafe-ks.html

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Critical Issues #15: Strategic Action

Strategic planning is about organizational development and focused action. In this essay we look at how to create action items that will advance strategy and mission.

http://www.synthesispartnership.com/critical15/

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Microfinance: Sustainable Tool for Urban Poverty Alleviation

This policy working paper examines microfinance as a sustainable tool for urban poverty alleviation in Latin America and the impact government actors have on the sector.

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Free Useful Data Sources

Links to many sources of publicly available data. The categories listed include Multi-data or Regional data sites, Demographic data, Economic data, Social data, and more.

http://gsociology.icaap.org/data.htm

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Research Methods Knowledge Base Book

Book describes research methods including foundations, sampling, navigating, measurement, design, report development, and analysis. The language, philosophy, and ethics of research are also covered, including: types of questions, research timelines, types of relationships, types of data, analysis, deduction and induction,... (continued)

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Are You Your Donors Best Available Choice?

Are you the Best Available Charitable Option (BACO) for your funding sources? How do you know? What would your donors say? How do you demonstrate, measure and communicate this value? How accessible is the “story” of your positive impact, including meaningful data? This may be the most critical factor to your... (continued)

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