Nonprofit Skills: Measuring Progress for Board Members

This course is designed to help nonprofit board members understand and oversee the process for measuring nonprofit progress and performance. Self-paced and highly interactive, the course shows you how to set appropriate organizational goals and how to use key performance indicators to measure your organization’s progress. You explore different ways of gathering information, analyzing data to measure desired outcomes as well as how to monitor and assess the progress of the board itself. Three case studies enable you to apply what you have learned to real-world situations, with support materials that help you measure your own organization’s progress.

This course can be applied to the Nonprofit Skills: Board Fundamentals Certificate.


Online Expert Instruction

This course has an “Ask the Expert” feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible, usually within 24 hours.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the role of the board in measuring organizational progress.
  • List some of the key performance indicators (KPIs) that board members use to assess their organizations.
  • Choose appropriate outcomes and indicators to measure the impact of your nonprofit’s programming.
  • Decide whether your nonprofit should use an external evaluator.
  • Apply the Common Outcome Framework to your organization’s programming, using appropriate data-collection strategies to assess progress.
  • Assess whether your organization can qualify for evidence-based funding, including the Pay for Success model.
  • Explain how board members can monitor and assess their own progress.
  • Explain ways that nonprofit boards communicate progress with stakeholders.

Key Features

  • Mobile-friendly
  • Audio-enabled
  • Badge and credit-awarding
  • Real-world case studies
  • Fully accessible
  • Games and flashcards
  • Expert-supported
  • Video content


Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs.

Date: Open enrollment – Register anytime

Delivery Method: On-Demand Online

Platform: Other

Instructor: Online Expert Instruction

Fee: $79

CEUs: .3

Program Number: 7350-15825

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