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Beyond the Grant

This brief explores promising new types of financial tools – known collectively as alternative financing that can be utilized by nonprofits and appeal to new types of funders. For the right organizations, looking beyond traditional philanthropy to other financing strategies can significantly grow the impact of your mission.

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Metrics Reporting Calendar Template

Use this template to create a calendar to regularly track and report on strategic planning goals.

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The Nonprofit Effectiveness Framework

Mission Capital has identified six elements that are critical to all organizations, regardless of size, mission or scope. This guide provides full definitions, guidance, tools and resources to help you understand each element of the Nonprofit Effectiveness Framework.

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Measuring Nonprofit Impact: The State of Evaluation in Central Texas (2013)

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.

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Does Central Texas have too many Nonprofits? (2013, update)

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.

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Central Texas Board Report (2011)

This intensive research study evaluates the specific struggles of Central Texas nonprofits and their boards  and the issues with which they struggle. It also provides eight key growth opportunities for nonprofit boards of directors.

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Board's Role in Financial Oversight

This document outlines the board's role in the financial oversight of the organization.

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SWOT Analysis Worksheet

This worksheet helps staff and board members examine strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the organization.

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Staff Performance Evaluation

This document provides sample staff performance evaluations and tips to manage review sessions along with various forms.

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Program Evaluation Template

This template can be adapted for many kinds of program evaluations.

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