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How to conduct a “Leverage Self-Audit” for your nonprofit?

podcast March 26, 2024

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Over the past 25 years, I've learned that understanding the concept of leverage can mean the difference between sustainable growth and burning out.

In this episode, I explore three areas in which leverage is critical: evaluating your impact, leveraging your network and partnerships, and optimizing your use of resources. I share concrete questions every organization should ask itself in each of these 3 areas, as part of an organizational leverage self-audit process.

What Listeners Will Learn:

  • How to conduct a self-audit to assess and enhance your nonprofit's impact effectively.
  • Strategies for building and nurturing powerful partnerships and networks to amplify your mission.
  • Tips for optimizing resource allocation to ensure maximum efficiency and impact.

Key Takeaways:

  1. The importance of setting clear, measurable goals aligned with your mission and regularly reviewing progress.
  2. The value of collaborative relationships and how to engage your network in supporting your goals.
  3. Effective resource management strategies to align your nonprofit's efforts with its most impactful programs.
  4. The role of technology and process optimization in increasing operational efficiency.
  5. Creating a culture of continuous improvement and strategic thinking within your organization.

Step-by-Step Process:

  1. Conducting the Leveraged Leadership Self-Audit:
    • Assess your nonprofit's mission alignment and goal specificity.
    • Evaluate your network and partnership engagement strategies.
    • Audit your resource allocation for efficiency and impact.

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