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The Harvard Family Research Project, Evaluation Exchange

The Evaluation Exchange is a one-of-a-kind periodical that contains new lessons and emerging strategies for evaluating programs and policies, particularly those focused on children, families, and communities.

The Drucker Foundation Self-Assessment Tool Process Guide

by Gary J. Stern
The Peter Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, 1999
A useful guide for conducting self-assessments

The 5 Life Stages of Nonprofit Organizations

Judith Sharken Simon with J. Terence Donovan
Fieldstone Alliance, 2001
A useful book that helps organizations to understand “where you are, where you’re going, and what to expect when you get there.”

Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations, A Practical Guide and Workbook

Second Edition by Michael Allison and Jude Kaye
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, 2005

Measuring Program Outcomes: A Practical Approach

United Way of America, 1996
This manual offers a step by step approach to the development and use of logic models.

Finding and Working with Consultants: A Resource Manual

In 2002, Management Consulting Services commissioned the development of a manual, prepared by Laura Perille and Tom Mendelsohn, to support organizations in hiring consultants. At the time of the production of this manual, Diane Gordon was MCS’ Executive Director. MCS is no longer in existence. The manual is offered as a public service, with the permission of the authors and MCS’s former Executive Director, as it would otherwise no longer be readily available.