Initially designed to be used by the tasks officers of the World Bank or similar institutions, others may adpat this toolkit to their specific purposes. The toolkit provides tools to assess and build the capacity of countries to ensure safety nets. Safety Nets are mechanisms that mitigate the effects of poverty and other risks on vulnerable households. Their effectiveness and efficiency depend on their accessibility, coverage, targeting, and the actual benefit amonf others. All of these elements depend upon the institutional and organizational design and environment of the programs.
This website provides four short online surveys to assess your individual capacities. The first tool, "Business/Professional Organizational Assessment", will be particularly useful for organizations that would like their employee to participate and assess themselves individually so to do an overall portrait of staff strenghts and weaknesses. It particularly focuses on efficiency and effectiveness at work, using the available tools for doing business.
"The Corporate Fund offers a Board Self-Assessment Kit which allows non-profit boards to assess their effectiveness in a variety of areas. The kit asks board members to rate their board in 12 different areas, ranging from Board-Staff roles to External Relations Practices. Tallying results can give a board a picture of where their strengths lie and what areas to focus on for improvement." The pdf user guide is detailed and well organized. While this assessment requires some planning and some time, you will undeniably find benefits to its conduct.
This workbook is particularly addressed to environmental education organizations and professionals. It aims to help you improve your effectiveness and fill your mission and objectives. Covering all areas that concern internal development (culture, team building, governance, strategic planning, management, stakeholders, and program evaluation), this tool provides you with a comprehensive review of your organization so that you can increase its leadership and sustainability.
Specifically directed to board members and CEOs, this user friendly tool will help you assess the effectiveness of your board through 15 multiple choice questions (approx. 10 minutes), providing you with a general diagnosis at the end of survey.
Here is a comprehensive assessment that will review the organizational planning and structure, the leadership, fundraising, finance and accountability, communication, and the evaluation processes of your organization. Before starting the survey (approx. 70 multiple choice questions), you need to go through a few steps. First register on the link given here (free). Second, you must log in using the link provided in the confirmation email you will receive. Then you need to "Create New Assessment". After creation of your assessment, you will automatically be directed to the survey.
Two short online surveys are available on this site for you to assess your organisational effectiveness and performance. The Organizational Effectiveness Survey (47 yes-no questions) looks at the place your organization gives to its mission, human and financial sustainability, customers, entrepreneurial aspect, outcomes, and adaptability.
Navigating through this website will introduce you to the Balanced Scorecard strategic planning and management system. Two main steps of the evaluation make the Balanced Scorecard distinctive from other measurement tools. First, the organisation's Strategic Objectives are identified and second, the organisation finds the performance measurements indicators that will perfectly suits these objectives. That way, the organization effectiveness and efficiency could be really measured - correctly measuring the gap between actual and targeted performance.
This website provides non-profit organisations with different a checklist of indicators for each of the following organisational aspect: legal, governing board, human resources, planning, financial, and fundraising. You can select any the list(s) that are of interest for you. These checklists will help you identify and understand the organisation's "management needs and/or make improvements to management operations." In sum, it will help the organisation focus on the right aspects to become more effective and efficient.
This tool will help you “measure your organization's critical thinking effectiveness” in a very short time, through 11 multiple-choice questions. After having completed the online assessment, you will obtain a free report suggesting concrete actions to undertake to improve “the problem solving capabilities of your company, your department, or your team.”