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Sustainable, high performing organizations are those that commit to building organizational capacity.Assessment
Embark on a thorough assessment of organizational capacity. NICNE can administer tools and provide support to conduct formal agency assessments to benchmark performance according to preferred standards and best practices.
The center is trained in two areas:
- The Unity Foundation CQ (Capacity Quotient) is the only nonprofit assessment that benchmarks nonprofit capacity according to 60 standards of "preferred practice" in nonprofit management. Visit www.unityfdn.org for more information.
- The Wilder Nonprofit Life Stage assessment determines what life stage an organization is in and the organization's strengths and weaknesses. The tool can be used to help nonprofit organizations plan for the future, make decisions proactively, anticipate challenges, and determine necessary adjustments.
Take advantage of the technical assistance provided by university staff and faculty. Utilize the vast resources collected by the center including:
- Nonprofit best practices
- Policies and procedures
- Employee handbooks
- Board development
- Business plans
- Foundation listings
- And many more