Effectiveness: Workshop on NIDOS Effectiveness Toolkit (J Mayor & L Murray, NIDOS)
New Ef fectiveness Toolkit Workshop 20 November 2012 Welcome
Aims of this Workshop Help you understand the value and use of the new Effectiveness Toolkit Support you to confidently use the MOT Inform you of NIDOS support available Get some initial feedback from you
Introductions in pairs• Your name and your organisation• What do you hope the toolkit willdo for your organisation?Please write your thoughts forsecond bullet on post-its(one item per post-it, if more thanone)
What is the NIDOSEf fectiveness programmetr ying to achieve? Helping organisations to: • document existing good practice • highlight areas for improvement • develop actions plans for these • share approaches to effectiveness and provide peer support
Main audience for ET• Targeted at small organisations, but can be used by any• MOT is freely available for all• Full Assessment free to NIDOS Members• Incorporates self-assessment process – not an audit tool
Organisation benefits:• Improved work delivery – better results for communities: main aim of our work• Prioritised areas for improvement: where to start and minimum standards• Clearer communication of your mission: better fundraising and mobilising of further support• Strengthened demonstration, to supporters, of value for money and use of time
Organisation benefits cont..• Better systems for monitoring, evaluation and learning• Evidence of good practice gathered for reporting to: funders, supporters and the public• Better staff and volunteer morale• Group process can bring clarity and cohesion among people in the organisation
2 Stage process of assessment• Stage 1: MOT• Stage 2: Full assessmentBoth are self assessments by the organisation –not an audit or external evaluation, but NIDOSmember organisations can get help with carryingout self-assessments from NIDOS
Stage 1: MOT4 Steps : 1. Checking if your organisation’s mission is current and relevant 2. Checking your organisation’s approach against the 10 Principles of good practice 3. Checking your organisation’s fit with 17 benchmarks of minimum standards of operation 4. Drawing up a plan of action to tackle minimum standard areas which have been identified through MOT
Stage 2: Full Assessment3 Steps:1.Reviewing your organisation’s work strategy with itsmission (Weavers Triangle)2.Checking your organisation’s fit with the full set ofbenchmarks of good practice in relation to theoperational areas or principles3.Drawing up a plan of action to tackle areas whichhave been identified as needing improvement
ET is Based around:a) 10 Principles of goodpractice • Accountable - to the people we support • Sustainable development – long term impact, not just environmental • Learning organisations • Governance and efficiency • Partnerships for social justice
...Principles continued• Gender• Inclusion• Do no harm• Human rights• Climate resilient communities
ET is also based around:b) Operational Areas • Leading the Organisation • Working with Partners • Managing Projects • Working with volunteers & staff • Managing Money • Managing Communications
The Online Toolkitwww.ef fectiveness.nidos.org.ukMOT is now available - today’s workshop only on MOT Full Assessment to follow in 2013
Stage 1: MOT reminder4 Steps : 1. Checking if your organisation’s mission is current and relevant 2. Checking your organisation’s approach against the 10 Principles of good practice 3. Checking your organisation’s fit with 17 benchmarks of minimum standards of operation 4. Drawing up a plan of action to tackle minimum standard areas which have been identified through MOT
MOT: Case Study activitiesRoles in groups – Chair, board member,staff, 2 volunteers, partnerCase study sheet3 activities
Activity 1: MissionIn groups: discuss case study Mission andlook at the question prompts in theguidance sheetAgree a Mission statement
Activity 2: PrinciplesWhole workshop activity:Star ExerciseLevels: 1 (weak) – 5 (strong)Each person – put score on post-it(Gut reaction – not in detail)
Activity 3: BenchmarksBack in same small groups:• Guidance on scoring benchmarksActivity:• Discuss and score the benchmark, using case study sheet information• Identify indicators that are not met and need action
MOT Steps 3 and 4:Step 3: Checking your organisation’s fit with 17 benchmarks of minimum standards of operationStep 4: Action planning to improve identified areas of weakness in these minimum benchmarks At MOT – mainly concerned with first two levels: 1. Must Have: legal compliance / absolute basics 2. Should Have: minimum level of basic good
Step 4: MOT ActionPlanningLevel 1 - MUST HAVEDoes SABS have a mission statement?Yes, so SABS meets the “Must Have”levelSo no actions needed at Must have
Step 4: MOT ActionPlanningShould Have?The mission is not still relevant xIt has not been reviewed recently xIt is known about by trustees &volunteers √They sometimes refer to the missionwhen making big decisions x
Step 4: MOT ActionPlanningAt Should Have – there are some indicatorsthat are not ticked and so need actionplanningSee handout for example action plan
NIDOS suppor t One-to-one support for member organisations with MOT. Guidance/signposting to information to help organisations act on areas for improvement. Mentoring. Peer networking. Other needed?
How did people find it, what needsclarifying?Did it meet your expectations on thepost-its at the star t of workshop?
Any questions?Please complete evaluation forms THANK YOU
Presented at an event on20 th November 2012 organised by NIDOS and Bond www.nidos.org.uk www.bond.org.uk
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