Nonprofit Leader Assessment amidst COVID-19
This 2-4 minute assessment is designed to help nonprofit leaders identify their areas of strengths and opportunities during the current COVID-19 crisis.
Don't worry! This isn't a "PASS/FAIL" test. It's simply an evaluation of how you're doing in thirteen interconnected areas. It will help you quickly discern where you're doing well, what needs attention as well as how we can help you thrive during this challenging season.
Personal Spiritual Life
Typical behaviors include:
Personal Emotional Health
Clarity of Calling
Ability to Care
Nonprofit's Organizational Clarity
Nonprofit's Ability to Adapt
Nonprofit's Financial Health
Nonprofit's Leadership Team
Typical behaviors include: 1. enjoying a deep intimacy with God, 2. growing more repentant and less defensive when confronted with your sin, 3. regularly practices spiritual disciplines, 4. regularly confess your sins to others, and 5. you're readily surrendered to the Lord in this time of crisis.
Typical behaviors include: 1. can identify sources of anxiety and take steps to find rest, 2. is not prone to addictions, 3. growing in how you're responding to temptation, 4. able to control your temper, and 5. can correctly identify feelings in a timely manner.
Typical behaviors include: 1. displays and shares grace to family members, 2. maintains a high standard of morality, 3. balances the demands of work, family, and friendships, 4. lovingly sacrifices for your spouse, and 5. parents with temperance, gentleness and good judgment.
Typical behaviors include: 1. has cheerfully given money to meet pressing needs, 2. does not seek to profit at another’s expense, 3. has established and maintained a budget, and 4. able to maintain income or adjust expenses amidst this crisis.
Typical behaviors include: 1. prioritizes relationships with neighbors and the vulnerable, 2. maintains friendships, 3. have trusted friends who hold you accountable, and 4. you've done all that you can to be at peace with others.
Typical behaviors include: 1. reasonably followed COVID-19 health guidelines, 2. consistently eats a healthy diet in moderation, 3. exercises regularly and adequately, 4. maintains appointments with health professionals, 5. sleeps predictably and soundly, and 6. maintains weight and energy levels.
Typical behaviors include: 1. understand my talents and abilities, 2. can which of those bring me the most joy, 3. aware of which environments or circumstances are well-suited for my gifts, and 4. able to evaluate and wisely choose which opportunities best fit my gifts.
Typical behaviors include: 1. listens well and is attentive to relational cues, 2. loves others by slowing down for them, 3. guides others with godly wisdom, 4. enters into conflict with emotional temperance, 5. shows mercy and justice, and 6. learns, develops and uses the gifts of others.
Typical behaviors include: 1. wrote a clear mission or purpose statement prior to COVID-19, 2. understand our core values, 3. have clarity on who we are specifically called to serve, 4. have strategic programs that meet needs effectively, and 5. historically have met our desired outcomes.
Typical behaviors include: 1. understand how your nonprofit can best serve others since the Coronavirus impact began, 2. have maintained your previously written mission and values, 3. adjusted your strategies and set realistic, short-term outcomes, 4. been able to rally, equip and deploy others towards these outcomes, and 5. have lead with courage and confidence.
Typical behaviors include: 1. have regularly updated donors and stakeholders since the Coronavirus impacted your nonprofit, 2. explained clearly how you're pivoting in this season, 3. shared "success stories" to inspire and encourage, 4. have reported any financial deficits with integrity, 5. have communicated ways they can become more engaged in your work, and 6. shown appreciate for support and involvement.
Typical behaviors include: 1. have had a clear financial plan and budget prior to COVID-19, 2. have been able to discern any financial changes and their sources, 3. are able to pay expenses at this time, 4. have developed a plan to meet any financial challenges, and if applicable, 5. have been quick to address deficits such as apply for stimulus money or donor support.
Typical behaviors include: 1. the leadership had clear written policies prior to COVID-19, 2. the Board has been informed of the impact COVID-19 and has responded quickly and appropriately, 3. the Chair of the Board has shown personal encouragement and support of the CEO or Executive Director, 4. the CEO or Executive Director has shown good leadership during this time, 5. open lines of communication and collaboration are evident among leaders at this time, and 6. the unity of the leadership has remained is strong during this time.