Nonprofit Community Assessment
The following is a summary of the Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance’s “Nonprofit Community Assessment,” which was a first-of-its-kind data collection project to help measure the overall health of the local nonprofit community. A total of 64 nonprofits completed the assessment. The results (to be collected every three years) will track several important outcomes for Ottawa County-area nonprofits including demographic data, retention and talent level of staff, board practices, compensation data, the degree to which organizations are following best financial and operational practices, and the overall strategic nature of nonprofits. The results of this assessment will help inform where strategic focus is needed to improve the overall effectiveness of local nonprofits.