How do we define Organizational Lifecycle Assessment? According to Susan Kenny Stevens, author of Nonprofit Lifecycles: Stage Based Wisdom For Nonprofit Capacity, a nonprofits’ ability to deliver programs and services is only as good as their institutional health, durability, and confidence. Every organization begins with an idea that overtime it starts to grow, prosper, and benefit those it serves. As that organization moves through its lifecycle from startup into growth, the infrastructure needed to support it will change. Identifying the organization’s stage; startup, growth, maturity, or decline, enables you to profile the likely characteristics of the necessary elements to sustain it.
Those four key elements which support the organization are governance, management, systems, and financials with each having its own lifecycle. At the Weber Group, we can conduct a Lifecycle Assessment that helps determine where one should invest to build organizational, sustainable capacity. A Lifecycle Assessment is a snapshot in time that allows an organization to examine those four areas defining what is the current situation, what that means to the sustainability, (is it positive, neutral, or negative), and what you can do to address any weaknesses.
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After completion of the assessment, we can help recommend areas of investment and work with you and your organization on an implementation plan. Assessing where an organization is in its lifecycle and what components are needed is essential for long term sustainability. Let us show you how.