Public Interest Management Group publishes white papers and detailed analytic reports on current nonprofit management topics. Click on titles below to read or download publications. For additional writing about the nonprofit world, see our blog.
White Paper Series
Nonprofit leaders face a wide array of assumptions and conventions about organizational management. But are so-called "best practices" really effective? New Public Interest Management Group research casts doubt on many widely-held conventions and suggests a model of successful nonprofit management.
What drives (and hinders) an organization's success in achieving impact and financial strength? A healthy business model is essential. We provide a detailed overview of the concept, dissect the components of the nonprofit business model and identify strategies for organizational sustainability and performance.
Charity Navigator offers evaluation of nonprofits' management and effectiveness. We summarize the organization's rating process and critique its evaluation methodology.
Strategic partnerships are evolving in the nonprofit sector. This paper outlines two creative alternatives nonprofits may consider to enhance their impact and sustainability.
Nonprofits are often viewed as either a unified whole or artificially designed micro-sectors. Both approaches have drawbacks, which can lead to misunderstandings about best practices. PIMG offers a practical new approach that can help frame meaningful analysis by managers, funders, researchers and consultants.
Nonprofit Management Reports
In partnership with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, Public Interest Management Group conducted a pilot study of the Success Factor Analysis methodology. This report documents evaluation findings and data results offering insights about best (and worst) nonprofit management practices. Read or download the report.
This is an overview of Public Interest Management Group's Success Factor Analysis organizational assessment methodology, designed to inform nonprofits of strengths and weaknesses relative to peers, and chart effective strategies to enhance their impact and organizational health.
This article explores research and literature on organizational effectiveness, as well as gaps in our understanding of what makes organizations work.