Dr. Kathleen Robinson, NANOE Program Director, announced today that nonprofit associations, alliances and networks who rely on Standards of Excellence Accreditation will have access to a new study designed to improve their existing sets of best practices. National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) has overseen the release of New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit – 2nd Edition producing an amplified set of contemporary management processes that enhance organizational success. New Guidelines – 2nd Edition features Six Impact Guidelines that will be disseminated in separate stand-alone 100 page booklets totaling 600 pages of new best practice resources. This five year project culminated in an 18-month peer-review session performed by NANOE’s Board of Governors. Thought-leaders from all fifty-states participated including academicians, donors, volunteers, staff and board members from the health, education, arts, human welfare, environmental and faith sectors. New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit – 2nd Edition is intended to support standards and practices established by the following networks and associations:
NANOE wishes to thank its inaugural Board of Governors for their important contribution to New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit -2nd Edition. NANOE Governor concentrated on their amplifications on what was working and what had failed the charitable sector. Their conclusions resulted in a reduction of NANOE’s original twelve guidelines to a final group of Six Impact Guidelines:
Impact Guideline 1:
Give & Take: Harnessing the Power of Differentiated Relationships
Forget everything you think you know about relationship building and discover how to supercharge connections that turn you into your own personal world-wide association. The secret to sustainable networks is reciprocity! Social, human, and economic capital only flourish when EVERYBODY wins?
Impact Guideline 2:
Strong CEOs: Heroism, Strength, Knowledge, Achievement and Vision
There are those who hold onto power at any cost and then there are those who actually lead. Strong CEOs design heroic missions of scale that inspire donors, staff and volunteers to build high-performing charities that take stakeholders to destinations previously thought impossible.
Impact Guideline 3:
System Shock: New Era Management Structures That Allow Charities to Soar
How must relationships among the CEO, board, donors and for-profit business partners be re-purposed and re-defined? With whom does true decision-making power really reside? What boundaries must be set with board members, staff, donors and the public to ensure CEO effectiveness?
Impact Guideline 4:
Building Capacity: The Relentless Pursuit of Working, Reserve, Legacy, Technology, Facilities and Equipment Capital for Significant Impact.
If you want to run a foodbank out of the back of your mini-van, then have an annual bake sale. If you’re ready to completely eradicate regional hunger prioritize donors over clients, money over mission, and fundraising over programs. Make sure you get everything you need to meet the challenge.
Impact Guideline 5:
Boosting Capacity: Having the Courage to Cultivate Risk, Opportunity & Change Capital for Significant Impact.
How much money does your charity spend on innovation? How much money does your charity spend on research? How much money is your charity willing to spend on failure? Give nonprofits the same investments for-profits use to discover unconventional ways to solve problems and build capacity.
Impact Guideline 6:
Evaluating Impact: Before During and After Strategic Growth Actions
High performing nonprofits evaluate their operations producing data as a basis to test new ideas. What organization-wide exercises could be engaged in to foster creativity? What research measures should be instituted? What monies need to be budgeted to monitor impact.