This month, our newsletter is all about nonprofits! Read on for a brand new nonprofit assessment tool we’ve designed, to hear about some presentations and outreach we just completed, and for info on how to join our growing team.

An inside look at the Public Works Partners Nonprofit Health Assessment

We hear you, nonprofit community: organizational assessment is important, but it’s also expensive and time-consuming.

This month, we are launching the Nonprofit Health Assessment, a new web-based tool that offers an affordable and comprehensive way to assess and strategize around your organization’s health.  We designed this new tool to provide nonprofit leaders insight into their organization’s financial management, administration and development, program portfolios, and board governance. We offer several assessment options to ensure that we’re able to meet your organizational needs at an investment of time and money that’s right for you.

Want to learn more about the Nonprofit Health Assessment? Contact our Business Development Lead Moe Magali for more details.

Coney Island, we’re heading your way to talk program evaluation!

This summer, we’re working with the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (JCCGCI) to provide free Program Evaluation workshops and consultation to nonprofit members of the Southern Brooklyn Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD). Our workshops are designed to help COAD members develop evaluation tools from scratch, come-up with creative ways to use data, and implement strategies for continuous improvement. Funded by the JCCGCI, COAD is a membership organization that aims to coordinate nonprofits in South Brooklyn for better emergency preparedness.

Discussing how to improve organizational health with nonprofit leaders

Last month, we attended NYN’s 4th Annual Op-Con to participate on a panel and to introduce our new Nonprofit Health Assessment.  This annual event brought together nonprofit leaders to discuss strategies for operational excellence.  Public Works CEO Celeste Frye presented on a panel that examined the importance of effective leadership to organizational health. Celeste was joined by representatives from NYC Service, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, PKF O’Connor Davies LLP, and Options for Community Living, all of whom shared their insight into challenges that arise when assessing and working toward improved organizational health.  Click here to learn more about our Organizational Health Practice.

Leading a workshop on Strategic Planning at the Arts in Education Roundtable

Earlier in the spring we were invited to speak at the annual Face to Face Arts in Education Conference. Our CEO Celeste Frye and Director of Client Services Allison Quigney presented to an audience of arts administrators, artists, parents, and educators (check out the real-time illustration from the presentation at right!). Celeste and Allison shared our strategic planning approach, which is designed to harness an organization’s strengths and priorities and help them focus on mission without sacrificing sustainability.  We also provided attendees with tactics to move seamlessly from planning to action.  Click here to read more about how we approach strategic planning.

We’re Hiring! Looking for smart mission-driven professionals to join our team

Know anyone interested in civic consulting? We’re currently searching for Senior Manager and Manager-level consultants to help lead our high-profile client engagements.  Check out our career page for details on the two openings. Spread the word!

ICYMI: Read our recently released a case study on the Center for Youth Employment