Nonprofits need more funding. Funders need more confidence.

More confidence comes from validated operational competence. Funders with more confidence give more. Operational competence can be measured and improved quickly with OpX360®, the smart online tools to help you measure and improve your operational competency fast.

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Working Better Together with OpX360®

Nonprofits

Nonprofits

  • Nonprofits can significantly increase their operational competence and quickly.
  • Nonprofits can demonstrate improved organizational capabilities so more funders will listen and give more.
  • Nonprofits can gain greater access to new funding streams, partnerships and opportunities.

Funders

Funders

  • Funders can gain greater confidence in the nonprofits they fund (or are thinking about funding).
  • Funders can validate and objectively verify the organizations and projects they support.
  • Funders can deepen their Nonprofit relationships and mission alignment for greater impact.

Industry Experts

Industry Experts

  • Experts can receive recommendations and find new assignments by helping nonprofits, funders or other experts meet their respective objectives.
  • Experts can network with each other for referrals and collaboration.
  • Experts can become trusted advisors to nonprofits, funders and other experts.

We just don't care about improvement. We care about you.

“As former nonprofit executives, we understand that when it comes to knowing how well a nonprofit is performing, most nonprofit executives and their board members are simply too close to be objective and few know where to start.” say co-founders Bob Lipps and Marc Stein. “Assessing competence against prescribed industry standards takes all the guesswork out.”

OpX360® Smart Online Tools

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Client: Nonprofits, Funders and Industry Experts

Skills: Operational competence can be measured and improved quickly with OpX360®.

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OpX360® Assessments for Each of The Six Operational Areas of Your Nonprofit

Within one hour of completing your assessment, you will receive an Executive Briefing to be shared with your leadership and/or board plus a 70+ page Detailed Report for the person(s) or team ultimately responsible for the specific area of operations.

Included in those reports is your current level of operational competence in a number of key areas, their importance, the consequences of non-performance and the three most important items for you to improve first. Comparable products and services cost significantly more, take much longer to administer and lack the objectivity of over 30 contributors.

How It Works

Nonprofits need more funding. Funders need more confidence. More confidence comes from validated operational competence. Funders with more confidence give more. Operational competence can be measured and improved.

Take OpX360®

Take any of our six online "Best Practice" assessments to inform you of how well your Nonprofit is performing now and what you need to do next to level up. Relevant and affordable for any Nonprofit; regardless of size or sector.

Review Your Reports

Within an hour, you will receive a C-level Executive Briefing to share with your leadership and a comprehensive Detailed Report for the person or team responsible for that area of operations including the first three things you need to do.

Level Up

Now that you know what areas of your operational competence need improvement, you can either do it yourself or we can introduce you to vetted industry experts to help you level up in the most effective way... and, the referrals are always free!

The Center

When we meet at The Center, we can become the best versions of ourselves. To accomplish that, we must help identify and pursue best practices and operational excellence in all of our Nonprofit endeavors, regardless of our size or situation.

Operational competence can be measured and improved quickly with OpX360®, the online assessments to help you identify your operational competency levels and provide recommendations towards operational excellence in all six areas of operations.

Program Management & Accountability

  • Accountability & Transparency
  • Integrated Strategic Planning
  • Measures & Metrics
  • Mission-Driven Strategic Goals
  • Processes & Procedures
  • Program, Product & Service Development

Finance & Accounting

  • Business Process & Reporting Systems
  • Cash & Investment Management
  • Core Programs Support
  • Financial Policies & Procedures
  • Internal & External Audit
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Roles & Responsibilities

Fundraising, Marketing & Communications

  • Communications & Technology
  • Donor Growth & Engagement Strategies
  • Integrated Strategic Marketing & Branding
  • Marketing & Fundraising Ethics
  • Measurable Objectives & Outcomes
  • Regulatory Compliance

Governance, Legal & Risk Management

  • Appropriate Organization & Governance Structure
  • Integrated Organization-Wide Risk Management Program
  • Legal Compliance & Program Integration
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Right-Sized, Right Skill Board & Leadership

People & Organizational Development

  • Comprehensive Policies, Procedures & Employee Handbook
  • Recruiting, Onboarding & Training
  • Performance Reviews & Rewards, Compensation & Succession
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Organizational Culture-Setting
  • Training and Personal Development

Business Systems, Information Technology (IT) & Facilities

  • Cyber Security Management
  • Disaster Preparedness Plan
  • Facilities Management
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Mission-Driven, Business Systems

What Others Say About OpX360®

  • Data is critical for insight. OpX360® allowed us to build a data-driven narrative (with objective baseline measurements, improvement recommendations and rationale for capacity building funding) that described the realities of our Fundraising, Marketing & Communications infrastructure for decision makers.

    Jon Hirst, Nonprofit Director and Innovation Thought Leader
  • We’ve paid business consultants many thousands of dollars in recent years. For a fraction of the cost, OpX360® provided us with more focused feedback and recommendations, along with actionable steps for improvement, than our consultants have.

    Jim McKee. CPA and Nonprofit Leader
  • OpX360® was an extremely helpful tool, because it gave me a reality check on the areas our organization need to improve on. It was also encouraging to see how many areas we are already following best practices. As a leader, sometimes you just need a really smart tool like this to get a pulse on if your priorities are on track. I'd highly recommend it to any nonprofit director or manager.

    Arielle Randle, Communications Director and Nonprofit Leader
  • Over a week our leadership went through process improvement training. However, the beauty of OpX360® is that it requires no training and, in less than an hour, you have a clear understanding of what practices need improvement and a plan on how to do that.

    Bruce Johnson, Nonprofit Leader and Leadership Advisor