Episode 26

Published on:

23rd Mar 2022

Assessing Your Organization for Success

Have you ever wondered how your nonprofit organization is doing? How do you evaluate your organization? What things will an organization assessment look at? This episode answers these questions and more. Kick the tires and check under the hood of your nonprofit with award-winning educator and a Professor Emeritus of Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Missouri, Dr. David Renz.

In this episode you'll discover:

What is an organizational assessment? 02:00

Different assessments that can be useful to your organization 03:20

A common issue nonprofits have with assessments 05:00

How often should you do these assessments? 06:35

The real value of an assessment 07:40

Avoid Judgement calls 08:40

Is there a chance of bias in a self assessment? 10:45

*Story* A time where an assessment made real world impact for a nonprofit. 13:54

Is hiring a 3rd party assessment a good option? 15:27

Advice for a nonprofit who's never done an assessment 18:09

This episode's Coaches Corner answers the listener's question in "Currently naming is being used as a donor thank you instead of a true naming opportunity. They need a strategy rather than a thank you. What can we do?' with Dr. Lou TrainaImpact Coach and consultant for nonprofit organizations at Soukup Strategic Solutions

Have a question about nonprofits? Email your Coaches Corner question to IMPACTcoaches@IMPACTability.net 

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About the Podcast

IMPACTability: The Nonprofit Leaders' Podcast
Each week, we feature an expert in their nonprofit field, discussing topics that range from fundraising and nonprofit management to Board development and marketing.
The show explores the landscape of the nonprofit organization and best practices from nonprofit experts. Get advice on how to solve the problems plaguing your nonprofit with your host Joe Turner of Soukup Strategic Solutions, a full-service nonprofit consulting company helping nonprofits across the country. Each week, we feature an expert in their nonprofit field, discussing topics that range from fundraising and nonprofit management to Board development and marketing.

About your host

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Joe Turner

For more than 20 years, Joe had successfully programmed radio stations in Detroit; Lansing, Michigan; South Bend, Indiana; and southwest Florida. Joe left the day-to-day radio world in 2007 for the nonprofit world when he joined Hodges University as its Director of Public Relations and Alumni Services. In 2021, he joined Soukup Strategic Solutions as the Director of Fundraising, Marketing, and Communications. Joe continues to run his own voice over company where he offers commercial and narration voice over services and has won three Telly awards for his work. He is a native of Detroit where he attended Wayne State University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts. In his spare time Joe loves to cook, is a musician and a self-professed “foodie.”