Article Archive: operational research

The 2015 Commitments Assessment Benchmarking Report allows members of the Alliance network to benchmark their organizational strengths and challenges against their peers as well as prioritize areas of improvement. It provides a summary of the data received in 2015, the inaugural year of the Commitments Assessment Tool. 

This report features the results of a poll conducted by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities on the implications for the nonprofit human services sector of a proposed rule change to overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

This guide was initially developed for organizations participating in the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Residential Transformation Change Cohort. It includes a blueprint for transformation and outlines critical activities to accelerate transformation related to building investment and support, strategic planning, and early implementation.

This toolkit is designed for human services organizations that are navigating organizational transformation efforts. For these organizations, one of the most important and difficult aspects is adapting their cultures—reshaping the philosophy and values held by staff. This toolkit aids in identifying staff’s thoughts and beliefs that must be relinquished, kept, and newly crafted so that the organization can be relevant in the very different future that is outlined in the transformation.

This comprehensive guide is designed to aid human-serving organizations in completing Council on Accreditation self-studies. It can be referenced as a whole, or readers can easily navigate to individual sections, which address the different parts of the performance and quality improvement standard.

Available for download after completing a short form, this report strives to:

  • Create a vision for the nonprofit human services sector during the next three to five years
  • Identify disruptive forces that will fundamentally change and transform the nonprofit human services sector
  • Spotlight actions required to preserve quality services within the boundaries of anticipated fiscal and other challenges

Details progress toward the three goals of the Alliance’s New Age of Aging initiative: to increase the number of professionals trained in gerontology and aging issues, reframe human service organizations’ perceptions of aging services, and move Alliance member organizations to the next appropriate level of capacity and skill in serving older adults.

Summarizes results from five regional scenario planning sessions attended by nonprofit human service organization executives, as well as representatives from the business, education, philanthropy, health care, and technology sectors.

Samples the world in which nonprofit human service organizations operate today and provides information that local, regional, and national planning groups can use to explore the central question, “What will the sector look like in 10 years?”

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