Some of the most effective businesses and nonprofits all have one thing in common.
They listen to the people they serve, act on what they hear, and learn from their actions, improving their organizations and amplifying their impact. It’s a cycle of progress: Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat.
Nonprofit effectiveness shouldn’t be too academic, unrealistic, or removed from our missions to matter! In fact, starting a cycle of progress at your nonprofit, wherever you are and whatever you do, can be easy, whether you save forests, build houses, or something else (equally amazing).
Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how a cycle of progress could look at your nonprofit:
— To the people you serve
— To what is working for others
— To the best research
— Try something new
— See what happens
— Measure the results
— What worked and what failed
— What should change
— What to do differently
— Integrate what works
— Try a new experiment
— Continuously improve your impact
Download GlobalGiving’s Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat. infographic poster to hang on your wall or share with your team.
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