As a strategy professional, you intuitively understand the importance of listening, learning and adapting to data and information. In fact, you thrive on the possibilities of results and improvement. In May, First Mondays will present information about how you can infuse the ideas of continuous improvement throughout your organization by using a vetted, tested, and free framework and tool, The Performance Imperative and the Performance Practice.
The Performance Imperative: A Framework for Social Sector Excellence has been coined “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Organizations". Our presenter, Debra Natenshon, was one of more than 50 social sector leaders, now collectively known as the Leap Ambassadors, who collaboratively wrote and published the Performance Imperative, a platform defining the seven pillars of high performance for nonprofit organizations. In 2018, the Leap Ambassadors updated the framework and refined a reflective assessment tool, the “Performance Practice,” designed to support nonprofits in putting the seven pillars of high performance into practice.
In this program, Debra will provide an overview of the Performance Imperative framework and introduce the organizational assessment tool. She will providing examples showcasing how this this framework has impacted the effectiveness and performance of social sector organizations and discuss how it can complement your other strategic tools.
Debra Natenshon is a nationally recognized expert in outcome management. She is the founder of DBN & Associates, L3C a social purpose consultancy based in Chicago where her work centers on supporting organizations and collaboratives in their journey to high performance, and defining and advancing social change based on client results rather than on well-intentioned programs and activities. Prior to starting DBN & Associates, Debra was CEO for The Center for What Works, a national nonprofit focused on outcome management, research, training and consulting.