Time: 1 pm eastern
Run Time: 90 minutes including Q & A session
Leader: Brad Lebowsky, MBA, Nonprofit Consultant
Credits: Awarded 1.5 credit hours by HRCI and 1.5 PDCs by SHRM
Price: Webinar $295; Webinar + Download $349 (Share the download with your colleagues)
Audience: Volunteer coordinators, HR, executive directors, finance, department heads, program leaders, in house counsel, managers and supervisors
From your grantors, to your board, and the community you serve, all of your stakeholders are rooting for the success of your programs. Not many nonprofits, however, have good performance indicators for gauging just how successful their programs are in achieving their goals, and as a result may be missing potential opportunities and possibly even misallocating their scarce resources. Measuring program effectiveness doesn’t have to be complex or complicated. You don’t need to be an accountant in order to develop both financial and nonfinancial performance indicators for your programs.
It all starts with setting clear program goals and objectives and identifying key performance indicators (KPIs) which can act as yardsticks for determining the success of your programs in achieving their goals and objectives. The best performance indicators are usually practical and easy to put together and understand–nothing too complex. Some will be financial and others nonfinancial in nature. None of the performance measures you use should require assembling mounds of accounting data.
You work hard to achieve your mission with the programs you sponsor for your community, but without utilizing performance indicators you won’t know just how successful you are, or if any changes are necessary. Without being able to demonstrate their success, you’ll likely be jeopardizing the future of your programs and also their continued funding. Please join Brad Lebowsky MBA, a nonprofit consultant with more than 25 years’ experience evaluating nonprofit program effectiveness, as he offers guidance for establishing your own key performance indicators for determining just how effectively your programs are being delivered.
During this informative webinar Mr. Lebowsky will be discussing:
- How to decide on specific key performance indicators based on the unique goals and objectives of the program
- Knowing when to use either financial or nonfinancial program measures
- Examples of key performance indicators commonly used by different types of program (e.g., Zoom conferences, food drives, galas, grants both private and government, fundraising, etc.)
- Getting your feet wet by following along with a practical case study
- Defining key performance indicators utilizing information from the organization’s financial reports and program budgets
- Industry best practices and examples of key performance indicators being used by other nonprofit organizations
- How to use key performance indicators to identify new opportunities and avoid misallocating your scarce resources
- Understanding that financial indicators are only one type of effectiveness measure. Don’t overlook important qualitative key performance indicators
- Avoiding needless complexity–developing key performance indicators which match the size and information needs of your organization
Brad Lebowsky, MBA, earned his degree with an emphasis on nonprofit management, specializing in finance and budgeting. Brad has more than 25 years of nonprofit management experience and is a sought-after speaker, author, and nonprofit consultant. His areas of expertise include budgeting, finance, grant writing, strategic planning, board training, retention of donors, employees, volunteers, and professional development. He is also the author of Downsizing: Alternatives for Companies; a resource for those affected, and has produced a podcast, The Career Mentor, is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Podbean.com. Brad can be reached at Brad@4NEA.com. His overriding goals are to grow people, communities, and resources for nonprofit organizations across the country.