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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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Sample Merger Communications Plan

This document provides guidance on how to communicate an organizational merger with key stakeholder groups.

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On the Verge: Value and Vulnerability of Austin's Nonprofit Sector (2015)

This report examines the current state of Austin’s nonprofit sector, detailing its size, scope and economic value, which has assets approaching 10 billion dollars.

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Theory of Change - Logic Model template

This theory of change template, often called a logic model, provides a road-map to describe how the organization's program offerings will lead to desired outcomes.

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The New Nonprofit Workforce: Emerging Trends & Recommendations (2013)

This report integrates data from 350 local nonprofit professionals with data from several national surveys in order to identify major career trends and key recommendations for how organizations and individuals can navigate the nonprofit workplace.

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Executive Director Contract

This sample contract outlines responsibilities, expectations, and compensation for a nonprofit Executive Director.

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Nonprofit Financial Matters Checklist

This checklist can help nonprofit staff and boards evaluate the strength of an organization's finances.

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Analyzing Nonprofit Financial Reports

This document is a set of questions and considerations to analyze financial reports.

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Nonprofit Mergers: A Strategic Tool for Impact & Sustainability (2013)

This research report on nonprofit mergers offers an in-depth understanding of the benefits, challenges and complexities of nonprofit partnerships, and will assist nonprofit leaders and funders in making more informed decisions.

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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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