The Forbes Funds provides nonprofits with the tools necessary to enhance their management and performance capabilities.
Criteria for Management Excellence (CME)
While every organization is different, successful organizations tend to behave similarly in certain key areas; that is, they have a minimum level of competence in specific criteria related to organizational performance. These 15 criteria provide a valuable benchmark for organizations to continuously assess and improve their ability to achieve their objectives.
To help organizations thoroughly evaluate themselves against these criteria for success, The Forbes Funds has developed a sophisticated assessment process called the CME. This tool invites the stakeholders of the organization - executive leadership, board, and staff - to share their knowledge of the organization's performance in these key areas. These responses indicate how well the organization is communicating and achieving its mission, and more importantly, provides clear information the organization can use to take action to improve its performance.
The Forbes Funds invites nonprofits at all levels of performance to use the CME. Learn More
To help organizations find the right consultant to meet their needs, The Forbes Funds offers the Consultant Directory. This a searchable database helps nonprofits identify consultants whose skills match their project needs. The Forbes Funds welcomes inquiries from consultants who wish to be listed in the database. Learn More
Building Management Capacity Toolbox
The Forbes Funds guides nonprofits to improve their infrastructures by adhering to proven business practices. We've collected a variety of resources to help nonprofit leaders to address the challenges they face. Learn More