Nonprofit Management

Better Evaluation

A interactive guide to support evaluation processes, including information and resources about methods, measures, and themes.


The Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Provides board matching, governance consulting, a resource center, and pro bono project consulting in human resources, marketing, technology, finance and other areas of organizational need.

Small, But Mighty: A Resource for Small Nonprofit Leaders

Specific tips for how the Performance Imperative framework can be useful to non-profit leaders with organizational budgets of $100,000 and above. (Leap of Reason Ambassadors, 2017)

The Performance Imperative

A Framework for Social-Sector Excellence. A guide to cultivating seven core disciplines of high-performing organizations in order to deliver meaningful, measurable results. (Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community, 2018)

General Philanthropy

Grant Making with a Racial Equity Lens

Explains why a focus on racial equity provides a powerful lens for understanding and advancing philanthropic work, and offers advice on promoting and deepening a commitment to racial equity both internally and externally. (GrantCraft and Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity, 2007)

Grantmakers in Health

A nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. Includes information on health disparities and the social determinants of health

The Foundation Center

A leading source of information about philanthropy that operates research, education, and training programs, and maintains a comprehensive funding database.

Philanthropy Ohio

A statewide membership association that provides the network, tools and knowledge to help people engaged in philanthropy become more effective, powerful change agents.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

A nonprofit organization providing resources for grantmakers to improve philanthropy.

Advocacy and Policy

Unique Methods for Advocacy Evaluation

Advocacy evaluations can draw on traditional data collection methods, such as surveys, interviews, focus groups, or polling, but its complexity and pace makes data collection challenging. This brief describes four methods adapted to respond to advocacy’s unique measurement challenges and developed to be relevant, timely, and efficient.

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Alliance for Justice

AFJ is the leading expert on the legal framework for nonprofit advocacy efforts, providing definitive information, resources, and technical assistance that encourages organizations and their funding partners to fully exercise their right to be active participants in the democratic process.

The Center for Community Solutions

The Center for Community Solutions is a nonpartisan think tank focused on solutions to health, social and economic issues. Community Solutions’ efforts are critical to the work and effectiveness of direct service organizations in Northeast Ohio.