The DOSA is dedicated to helping organizations develop new methods to identify organizational strengths and weaknesses, interpret highly valuable data generated by the process and to translate findings into action plans for meaningful change. The DOSA tool builds capacity by bringing staff together in cross-functional, cross-hierarchical groups for open exchange. It identifies divergent viewpoints to foster growth.
This self-assessment tool is comprehensive and evaluates the organization aspirations (mission and vision), strategy, organizational skills (including planning and fundraising for instance), human resources (board, staff, volunteers, etc.), systems and infrastructures, culture, etc. This tool is found in appendix of the report on Effective Capacity Building in Nonprofit Organizations. The full report is available at www.vppartners.org.
This comprehensive offline assessment tool will help any non-profit assess its performance with regard to the following areas: mission and vision; strategic planning and evaluation; programming; community participation; advocacy/public relations; marketing; financial health and planning, monitoring and reporting; fundraising; governance/board management; human resources; information technology systems; facilities management. Larger organizations will find the tool useful to identify strenghts and weaknesses.
This tool provides all interested organizations with an comprehensive assessment tool. Format of the tool is an Excel file.
This tool is addressed to non-profit organizations and aims to help them identify their improvement potential through evaluation of nine areas: strategic planning, resources management, board development, marketing, financial empowerment, social entrepreneurship, volunteer involvement, partnerships, and results analysis.