The Manager: Management Strategies for Improving Health Services

This magazine, from Management Sciences for Health, outlines the connections between work climate, employee motivation, and performance. It describes how managers can assess the climate in their work group and shows how they can use the results to make changes in leadership and management practices that will motivate their group to do the best work possible and improve results.

Multidimensional Mental Health Service Provider Checklist

The Multidimension Mental Health Service Provider Checklist is being developed by the Center for Victims of Torture to facilitate a participative assessment of a small agency that provides mental health services to victims of organized violence and torture. It is organized across three inter-connected domains: capacity to deliver mental health services; the level of organizational development in support of mental health services; and, monitoring and evaluation of mental health services. Each domain is sub-divided into approximately 20 sections each of which contains between 5 and 10 items.

Financial Management Assessment Tool

The Financial Management Assessment Tool (FINMAT) (from Management Sciences for Health) is an important tool for organizational assessment and development, focused on financial management. The tool helps managers assess their organizations’ financial management capacity, identify areas for improvement, make specific action plans to address shortcomings, and monitor for improvement. It is intended to establish a baseline and then track progress. The FINMAT has been used successfully in various countries. 

Free; available in English, French, and Spanish. 

Holistic Sustainability - 2015 NCB Institute

NCB's annual training institute for 2015 was on the topic of "Holistic Sustainability", and was held July 28 - 30 in St. Paul, MN.

The term Holistic Sustainability was first used in the context of environmentalism and sustainable living.

Social Media in Service of Torture Survivors


In this webinar, C.C. Strom and Beth Scudder share a case study of how the Center for Victims of Torture uses social media to support their work. This includes how to grow your Facebook fan base, how to evaluate social media platforms, how to report and track effectiveness, and how to use email newsletters and other email contacts effectively. We also share highlights of other Survivor of Torture programs’ use of social media, best practices, and tips for how to get started and keep momentum going.


By the end of this webinar, listeners will be able to:  

  1. Evaluate

Resource Spotlight: Great Graphics for your Communications

We know that great images can make a huge difference in our campaigns' success, but it can be hard to find effective ones. Of course the best solution, if possible, is to take and use your own photographs, but that can be unfeasible for many reasons. Check out Julia Campbell's webinar on How to Create Eye-Catching Graphics for your Nonprofit. Here are a few good places to get free stock photos that you can freely use on your website, in publications, etc. ...


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