Nonprofit Governance

A Workbook
Book

An updated companion to "Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Creating and Implementing Your Strategic Plan" is a step-by-step guide to strategic planning. This second edition is filled with useful tools, including illustrative examples, detailed questionnaires, and easy-to-understand worksheets. It takes users through every step of creating a tailored strategic plan, from concrete guidelines for brainstorming sessions, to developing show…

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Management, Nonprofit Governance, Planning
For an "Energized, Incredible" Board
WCSAP Webpage
April, 2011

Each member of your Board of Directors has accepted crucial responsibilities for the welfare of your agency, and needs training of the highest possible quality to carry out those responsibilities. The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) Accreditation Standards state:

Each member of the governing board or advisory committee for a sexual assault program must have orientation and training specific to their role.

The suggestions below are relevant…

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Nonprofit Governance
WCSAP Webpage
September, 2017

Recently, WCSAP worked with a facilitator on clarifying our organizational values. It occurred to us that, as an organization, we may have been working under similarly understood implicit values of a Movement but had not, in recent years, explicitly stated our organizational values. Like us, you too, may wish to enrich your agency by identifying, revisiting, and discussing values with your board and staff.

Why identify organizational values?

Organizational values…

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Nonprofit Governance, Planning
An Essential Supporting Structure to Serve Survivors and Build Organizational Resilience
Webinar
July, 2017

This webinar will take an advanced look at a foundational skill in our work: communication. So much of advocates’ work with systems, survivors, and colleagues centers on effective communication. Advocates and managers are called to challenge the oppression woven into systems and do so while still maintaining a relationship to those systems. Sexual assault program staff are also responsible for challenging each other to grow in our understanding of oppression. Many of us come to the field…

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Nonprofit Governance, Planning, Supervision
WCSAP Webpage
August, 2017

As survivor-centered agencies, we often think about accessibility in terms of the clients who come through our doors or call our hotlines; however, as organizations we should also be thinking about how we can accommodate those individuals with disabilities that work within our agencies.

By way of creating inclusive and diverse workplaces, we need to access technical assistance and planning tools to help us be intentional, proactive, and lawfully compliant. Here are a collection of…

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Nonprofit Governance, Supervision
A Resource for Sexual Assault Service Programs
PDF
October, 2011

Fiscal responsibilities within programs fall under the direction of the Executive Director, Board of Directors and certain staff members. The Executive Director, in collaboration with the Board of Directors, manages finances, stewardship and oversight. The Board of Directors is a critical component to agency health and success. The Board of Directors should include diversity in both culture and skills.

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Grants & Finances, Nonprofit Governance, Planning
WCSAP Webpage
May, 2014

Resilience begins with and builds upon sustainability. Programs must be well managed, have adequate resources, and invest in planning for the future in order to be sustainable. This is the foundation for a resilient organization. But just as we hope to help individuals who have been abused or assaulted to thrive rather than simply survive, we want robust, creative, bold programs that exceed expectations for services, are well respected in the community, and are great places to work. Besides…

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Nonprofit Governance
WCSAP Webpage
October, 2012

Have you ever wondered whether it was okay to include a portion of someone else's work on your website, in your training curriculum, in a community presentation, or in a publication? Have you had concerns about protecting work that your organization has developed? These are important issues, and a little basic knowledge about intellectual property rights will be helpful to any manager in the nonprofit field. As a manager, you will want to ensure that you inform others about policies and laws…

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Nonprofit Governance
Evaluation for Sexual Assault Programs
PDF
February, 2013
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Nonprofit Governance
To Serve Survivors With Disabilities
Webinar
December, 2017

This webinar will provide an overview of the performance indicators, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive tool to track and improve the capacity of organizations to serve survivors with disabilities. Presenters will discuss how the performance indicator system was developed, what the system measures, and how the system can be used. There will also be an opportunity for questions about how to use the system in your organization

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Disability, Nonprofit Governance, Program Provision

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