Quality & Effectiveness Seal

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Donors, Foundations,and Companies  can feel confident that the Non Profit they are supporting is being run professionally, with appropriate Board oversight and is focused on achieving its mission statement.  The NGO Best Practices Clinic “Quality & Effectiveness Seal”  provides the necessary due diligence required by the most exacting philanthropists.
The  effectiveness/performance review.  This is based on a Canadian model, used by many Government agencies prior to providing to support to Non Profits in Ontario, Canada.
 
Management direction:
the extent to which the objectives of an organization, its component programs or lines of business, and its employees, are clear, well-integrated and understood, and appropriately reflected in the organization’s plans, structure, delegations of authority and decision-making processes
Relevance:
the extent to which a program or line of business continues to make sense in regard to the problems or conditions to which it is intended to respond
Appropriateness:
the extent to which the design of a program or its major components, and the level of effort being made, are logical given the specific objectives to be achieved
Achievement of intended results:
the extent to which goals and objectives have been realized
Acceptance:
the extent to which the constituencies or customers for whom a program or line of business is designed judge it to be satisfactory
Secondary impacts:
the extent to which other significant consequences, either intended or unintended and either positive or negative, have occurred
Costs and productivity:
the relationships among costs, inputs and outputs
Responsiveness:
an organization’s ability to adapt to changes in such factors as markets, competition, available funding or technology
Financial results:
the matching of, and the accounting for, revenues and costs and the accounting for and valuation of assets, liabilities and equity
Working environment:
the extent to which the organization provides an appropriate work atmosphere for its employees, provides appropriate opportunities for development and achievement, and promotes commitment, initiative and safety
Protection of assets: the extent to which important assets—such as sources of supply, valuable property, key personnel, agreements, and important records or information—are safeguarded so that the organization is protected from the danger of losses that could threaten its success, credibility, continuity and, perhaps, its very existence
Monitoring and reporting:
the extent to which key matters pertaining to performance and organizational strength are identified, reported, and carefully monitored.
Efficiency of the process : Our team is committed to find the proper balance between a professional and thorough examination to receive the full information required from the Amuta – on the one hand, and a reasonable examination that does not impair or disrupt the organization’s ongoing conduct.  We are acutely aware of the value of the time of the employees of the Amuta. The review process will be conducted with focused and respectful communication.
Upn completion of the review, we will request (a short)  feedback  form – regarding the duration of the test, its impact on the functioning of the organization, etc., in order to continue to improve the efficiency of the process.
Detection of “Warning Signs” and “Red Flags” – Due to inherent limitations in the scope and depth of the examination, some of the various tests will generate findings that will serve as warning signs about one aspect or another of the organization’s activities.
Report and Recommendations Upon conclusion of the due diligence process, we will issue a report with recommendations and whether there are matters that require urgent follow-up.Together with the report and if the findings justify it, we will provide the Quality & Efficiency Seal (PNG file) in Hebrew and English for the association’s website. The validity of the seal will be between two and three years.

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