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What to Do When Hiring a Consultant

A Philanthropy News Digest (PND) article on what to keep in mind when hiring a consultant, everything from assessing candidates to paying for services.

Embracing Cultural Competency: A Roadmap for Nonprofit Capacity Builders

From the book’s blurb: “Building cultural competency is an ongoing journey that nonprofit leaders choose to take because they know the end result will be a more inclusive, connected, and effective organization. Patricia St. Onge and her contributing authors help readers grapple with the urgent issues that can transform capacity builders into change agents in…

Nonprofit Cost Analysis Toolkit

The Nonprofit Cost Analysis Toolkit, published by Bridgespan, enables nonprofits to calculate the true costs of services, programs, and operations.

The Outcome Indicators Project

The Outcome Indicators Project provides a framework for tracking nonprofit performance. It suggests candidate outcomes and indicators to assist nonprofit organizations that seek to develop new outcome monitoring processes or improve their existing systems.

Mapping Change: Using a Theory of Change to Guide Planning and Evaluation

GrantCraft’s “Mapping Change” guide explains why grantmakers use theories of change to guide their questioning, unearth assumptions that underlie their work, establish common language, and develop strong action plans. Contributors to the guide also describe how a theory of change sets the stage for evaluation by clarifying goals, strategies, and milestones. Although focused on grantmakers,…