Capstone – Project

19. Nonprofit Organizational Assessment Overhaul

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Engagement Synopsis

We are a nonprofit management organization specializing in capacity building consultation for our 45-member association of human services nonprofits. Our project goal is to reorganize our capacity building assessment program and to narrow the scope of the program last updated in 2013, to make it more appealing, easy to understand for members and better serve their needs.

The project will hinge on the re-development of a capacity assessment rating system based on existing models that are focused on leadership capacity, adaptive capacity, management capacity and operational/technical capacity, as well as the development of strategy surrounding data to be gathered for assessment of these categories and its delivery to members. Each of the categories will now represent separate assessment products

The new model should be deliverable as an individual consultation product for members first, but must be easy to adapt into a supportive workshop.

Student participants will be expected to suggest a competitive price structure for the final capacity-building assessment product.

Company Information

CompanyThe Institute for Human Services, Inc.
HQNew York
Revenue1,000,000 - 3,000,000,
Employees10-25
StageSmall Business
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects
Websitehttps://www.ihsnet.org/

Company Overview

The Institute for Human Services is a nonprofit management support organization founded in 1984. The Institute provides management support, information and referral, organizational development, and research services to planners, funders, and providers serving the Southern Tier of New York State in hopes of advancing community partnerships through communication, collaboration and capacity building to solve pressing community needs.

Industry Mentors

Company Admin

Jason Jordan

[email protected]

Course Info & Engagement Details

SchoolMasters in Business Administration (MBA)
Engagement Format -
CourseMBA Interterm (SPRING 2021)
LevelGraduate
Students Enrolled120 enrolled, 3-5 students per team per project
Meeting Day & Time3/22-25/2021
Student Time Commitment30+ Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment5+ Hours
Duration0.43 Weeks

Project Topics

Growth Strategy

Academic Mentors

There are currently no supervisors assigned.

Assigned Students

Student

Mike Pomazal

[email protected]

Student

christopher udall

[email protected]

Student

Haicao Zhu

[email protected]

Program Timeline

Touchpoints & Assignments Due Date Submission
UPLOAD STATEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY UPLOAD STATEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY
During this program, you'll be working on a real project posed by a real industry partner. Please download, sign, and then upload the Statement of Confidentiality. If your industry partner requires an additional NDA, that will be loaded as a Project Resources
March 20th, 2021 Submission Required submission-required
OFFICIAL PROJECT KICKOFF

OFFICIAL PROJECT KICKOFF

Each company will provide a web conference link and time for scheduled kickoff meeting
March 22nd, 2021 Event na
Temperature Check #1 Due by 5:00 PM ET

Temperature Check #1 Due by 5:00 PM ET

March 22nd, 2021 Event na
Temperature Check #2 Due by 5:00 PM ET

Temperature Check #2 Due by 5:00 PM ET

March 23rd, 2021 Event na
PROJECT COMPLETE: UPLOAD FINAL DELIVERABLES PROJECT COMPLETE: UPLOAD FINAL DELIVERABLES
Please upload your final presentations and/or any final reports you delivered to the company.
March 25th, 2021 Submission Required submission-required
Final PEER Evaluation Due

Final PEER Evaluation Due

March 28th, 2021 Event na
Final SELF Evaluation Due

Final SELF Evaluation Due

March 28th, 2021 Event na
Final Interterm Feedback Survey

Final Interterm Feedback Survey

March 28th, 2021 Event na

Key Milestones & Project Process

  • March 23, 2021 - Assessment of Current Model

    Evaluate current model of capacity building consultation to determine weaknesses and needs going forward.


    Suggested Deliverable:

    Deliver report to project administrator for further guidance.

  • March 24, 2021 - Complete Design Phase

    Re-development of a capacity assessment rating system based on existing models as a starting point.


    Suggested Deliverable:

    Design should focus on leadership capacity, adaptive capacity, management capacity and operational/technical capacity (framing these as individual products), as well as the development of strategy surrounding data to be gathered for assessment of these categories and its delivery to members.

  • March 25, 2021 - Documentation/Presentation of Materials

    The final day of the project should be used to document the new consultation models in a form that can be presented effectively to clients.


    Suggested Deliverable:

    Student participants should develop a power point presentation for potential clients that include visual breakdowns of services (charts, graphs, models and etc.) and a slimmer, printable presentation packet that details the service.

Project Resources

There are no resources currently available