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Nonprofit Impact Study & Organizational Assessments

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We Can Help Examine Your Nonprofit’s Health and Well-Being

Accomplishing your mission requires careful planning, efficient operations, and an understanding of your community footprint. BKD offers a variety of assessments designed to help you improve in these areas:

Impact Study

BKD’s impact study is designed to help tell the story of your organization’s significance both socially and financially. This report helps identify the makeup of your nonprofit community by elevating awareness and understanding of your organization’s programs and services, along with financial contributions.

“Through the impact study, we learned that the nonprofit sector’s impact in our regional economy is greater than manufacturing, construction, and finance. The money coming back into the economy is significant. The research helps demonstrate the value of the impact of nonprofits on our economy, in addition to the good they do.” – Luann Feehan, CEO, Nonprofit Connect

To learn more, view the impact study our advisors completed for Nonprofit Connect.

View the Impact Study

Organizational Assessment

BKD’s organizational assessment examines the overall health of an organization and provides a deeper understanding of culture, structure, communication, and information processes. The assessment’s goal is to identify past, current, and potential strategic issues that may be a hindrance to growth and sustainability.

This comprehensive report was designed to provide critical insights and recommendations for best practices in various areas of operations. Information for the assessment is gathered through surveys and interviews with stakeholders such as board, staff (current and some former), and volunteers (if applicable). 

You will also receive a review of your organization’s policies and procedures.

Communication Assessment

A communication assessment is a fundamental way to determine your organization’s effectiveness in communicating with internal and external stakeholders. 

This assessment measures individuals’ perceptions of the organization’s communication strategy, such as decision making and information sharing. Externally, it provides insights into the ways donors, partners, and clients feel about your organization’s communication system.

BKD’s communication assessment can help shape employee processes, resulting in increased satisfaction rates, productivity, and retention. It also is useful for community awareness and donor relations and can help strengthen advocacy efforts with government officials.

Bylaws & Policies Assessment

Bylaws are legally-binding documents that serve as a guiding light for how the organization functions on a day-to-day basis. Policies and procedures are important for enhancing accountability and provide a step-by-step roadmap for staff members.

This assessment will provide an in-depth review of your organization’s bylaws and policies.

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