Five Life Stages of Nonprofit Organizations

by Judith Sharken Simon

The life stage model is a powerful tool for understanding—objectively—your organization’s current status and preparing to move it ahead to the future. In this guide, you will gain insight into your organization’s life stage. More >>

Logic Model Develoment Guide

This tool of the W. K. Kellogg foundation is an excellent resource for understanding the basis of sound project planning and evaluation through a process that thinks through community impact and project outcomes. It is a very useful “hands-on” resource for the smaller organization. More >>

Massachusetts Cultural Council Organizational Assessment Tool

The Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Organizational Self-Assessment Tool offers an arts-focused self-assessment as a good first step when doing annual planning or embarking on a new project. More >>

Casey Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool

It is the work of the Marguerite Casey Foundation around the four capacity areas that led to the ArtsLab’s grounding: Leadership Development, Adaptation to Change, Management Skills, and Operational Strength. More >>

ArtsLab Logic Model

The ArtsLab Logic Model offers a concise and systematic overview of the ArtsLab initiative and how the work will be focused as well as evaluated to document influences or impacts on the involved organizations and arts ecology of their marketplaces. More >>