M Powered strategies reached out to over 13,000 nonprofit executives to conduct an anonymous survey of where they perceive pain in attempting to fulfill their mission.

» You can download the executive summary of the survey for free (PDF, 6 pages) to see how your organization compares to what other organizations have reported.

Results of the survey showed that most nonprofit leaders conduct outside research, either through member surveys or collaboration with partners. When they use the results of this research to guide decisions, they consistently report better staff engagement and better service to stakeholders.

However, when research is not used to guide decision-making, or when research is faulty, service to stakeholders is consistently low, along with leaders’ satisfaction in the outcomes of their decisions.

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MPS has studied the nonprofit market and learned that there are real causes for inefficiency, for pain, that are often unobserved or under-analyzed. The result is that associations do not get the most of out of the effort they put into projects.

With a focus on their market, the services they offer, and their organizational capacity, the executive can choose to improve their Marginal Return to Mission. It’s how well you you can spend the best dollar in the programs that are most valuable to your mission.

We can help. If you perceive that your organization is not performing well, adapting to change well, or would simply like to learn more, MPS can provide:

  • Service Viability Diagnostic (SVD):  Quickly identifying the strength of the organization’s current ability to maximize the value of the member services you offer
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  • Member Needs Analysis (MNA):  Identifying the underlying utility — the practical needs — of current and potential members for the services offered by the association. Contact us to learn more.
  • Return to Mission Analysis (RTM):  Empowering your leaders to make decisions to refine the portfolio of member services to reduce cost and complexity and to increase the financial and mission-oriented return.
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  • Organizational Resilience Diagnostic (ORD): quickly identifying the strength of key elements of your organization (as perceived by the staff and management) that allow the organization to make the changes needed to execute new strategies and organizational changes.

» The Organizational Resilience Diagnostic is available online, and can give you a deeper insights into areas where you can focus your leadership efforts.

The diagnostic takes less than 5 minutes to complete, and will provide you with a profile of where your strengths and weaknesses are so that you can continue to be a better leader. If you choose, an MPS consultant can also contact you for a more detailed discussion about your results.