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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IMPACTability: The Nonprofit Leaders' Podcast
Each episode, we feature an expert in their nonprofit field, discussing topics that range from fundraising and nonprofit management to Board development and marketing.
"IMPACTability: The Nonprofit Leaders' Podcast" is a dynamic and insightful series hosted by Josh Hirsch, M.S., Senior Strategist for Soukup Strategic Solutions, and created by Sheryl Soukup, President of Soukup Strategic Solutions. Each episode looks at the multifaceted world of nonprofit organizations, offering expert advice on issues ranging from fundraising and management to Board development and marketing. Josh, with his extensive background in the nonprofit sector, engages with a variety of experts to provide valuable perspectives and practical solutions to the challenges faced by nonprofit leaders.

Listeners will find each episode rich with knowledge and inspiration. The podcast covers a wide array of topics, ensuring relevance for a diverse nonprofit audience. Whether it’s discussing innovative fundraising strategies, exploring effective Board governance, or the nuances of nonprofit marketing, "IMPACTability" serves as an essential resource for leaders looking to enhance their organization's impact. This podcast is an excellent tool for anyone in the nonprofit sector seeking to grow professionally and make a more significant impact in their community.

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Josh Hirsch, M.S.

Josh Hirsch, M.S., is the Senior Strategist for Soukup Strategic Solutions and on faculty for The Fund Raising School at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. He has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2006, most recently as Social Content Marketing for Susan G. Komen. He has an extensive background in social media, digital communications, and marketing along with experience in grant research and writing, individual giving, special event planning, stewardship, and cultivation of donors.