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Countering the Overhead Myth through Evaluation

Successful nonprofits need sustainable scalability to produce greater impact. Strategic spending in areas deemed “overhead” is critical in accomplishing this growth, but presents several challenges to organizational leadership. “Overhead” seems to be the proverbial dirty word within the nonprofit arena. But why?

Check out this white paper to read more about countering the overhead myth through evaluation.

What are best practices for conducting qualitative research?

There are aspects of qualitative research that make it unique from quantitative research, and therefore, there are best practices for increasing the likelihood of sound and reliable data and analysis. Qualitative research is most often used to explore or understand the meanings people give to different aspects of their lives, so it tends to draw upon people’s words and observed behaviors for data.

How should you respond to the changing donor profile?

Qualitative research, such as interviews or focus groups, can yield important insights into specific issues or situations that nonprofits may find valuable in understanding. It is essential that qualitative data and analysis be sound and reliable, and there are best practices for increasing the likelihood of this outcome. Check out this white paper to learn more about best practices in conducting qualitative research, including how to determine if a qualitative approach is appropriate for your research needs, reducing bias, and proper data collection and analysis techniques.

What must you consider when pursuing Grant Funding?

Nonprofit organizations that are interested in winning grant award funding should consider several factors: the grant funding environment, myths and misconceptions, unconventional wisdom, and strategies for pursuing grant funding.

Check out this white paper to read more about grant funding considerations (and be sure to review the sources for more information as well).

What is a nonprofit Grant System?

To efficiently pursue grants, nonprofits need a grant system in place to help them track their efforts. Essentially, the system is a series of practical steps needed to establish a strong grant writing system within an organization.

Check out this white paper to learn more about the grant system (and be sure to review the sources for more information as well).

How does your organization build its credibility?

There are many nonprofits that are dedicated to good causes, and nonprofits must be able to differentiate itself from the various other organizations doing similar things. In efforts to be seen as credible, nonprofits must establish competency.

But what goes into writing your story? How do you set mechanisms for reporting efficiency and efficacy? Why are websites and relationship cultivation critical to nonprofit success?

Check out this white paper to answer those questions (and be sure to review the sources for more information as well).