Week 1 – September 5th, 2023 Theme: What Is a Gap Analysis?

We have all used data to conduct Needs Assessments for our grants and projects. Have you ever used a Gap Analysis to strengthen your organization? A Gap Analysis is much like a Needs Assessment, but on a universal scale. This resource breaks down the definition and provides the key steps involved: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/g/gap-analysis.asp

Week 2 – September 12th, 2023 Theme: Gap Analysis Improves Associations

Within nonprofit work, the 4 steps of a Gap Analysis fall into 5 overall categories of processes. This resource offers a deep dive look at each process and provides guidance as to how to conduct each one: https://institute.uschamber.com/gap-analysis-improves-associations/

Week 3 – September 19th, 2023 Theme: Free Gap Analysis Templates

Once you are ready to prepare for a Gap Analysis, you need to pick and tailor the right tools. We all know that creating tools from scratch can be overwhelming and stop an improvement process in its tracks. Here are 10 free gap analysis tools to help you keep moving forward: https://clickup.com/blog/gap-analysis-templates/

Week 4 – September 26th, 2023 Theme: 20 Strategic Planning Models To Consider

Ultimately, the point of a Gap Analysis is to create and achieve a plan to address the gap(s). If you do not summarize that intent in a report with buy-in from your board and staff, you likely will not achieve the results you want. The best way to sum it all up is through the use of strategic planning models. Here are 20 free ideas to consider: https://www.clearpointstrategy.com/blog/strategic-planning-models