Earlier this year, Benchmarks for a Better Vermont and the Vermont Community Foundation helped nearly 50 Vermont small and medium sized nonprofits to measure their effectiveness in the areas of leadership, management and technical capacity, as well as the ability to use data to make strategic decisions (a/k/a “adaptive” capacity).
Using the online Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT), developed by the TCC Group, the participating nonprofits gained important insight into areas for improvement–which also inform statewide capacity building opportunities.
Join us on Wednesday, August 15th at 10 a.m. for a ninety-minute de-briefing on the first round of Vermont CCAT results. The debriefing is an important opportunity to inform future investment in capacity building and to sharpen strategic efforts now underway to improve nonprofit performance management.
The TCC Group will join Benchmarks for a Better Vermont to review the state’s data, compare with national results and make recommendations for capacity building initiatives.
The Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT), is an online survey that measures a nonprofit organization’s effectiveness in relation to four core capacities—leadership, adaptability, management, and technical capacities—as well as organizational culture. Additionally, the tool helps organizations identify their lifecycle stage and provides a real-time findings report, a prioritized capacity-building plan, and the technology to generate self-selected benchmark reports from a national database of more than 2000 nonprofits.
To learn more about the CCAT, visit the CCAT home page.