The Tides Center’s strategy development project is an effort to expand its model of fiscal sponsorship and provide high-quality services that meet project needs.
When Tides asked Informing Change to evaluate the project, we approached the job in three stages over four years:
- First, monitored Tides’ process of developing and implementing the new business model
- Next, worked with the senior management team to clarify the Center’s values and purpose
- Finally, conducted a multi-year evaluation of the implementation of the strategy and the national context influencing it
In the course of the evaluation, Tides Center and Informing Change jointly developed a white paper on the application of fiscal sponsorship in the nonprofit sector. Informing Change helped couch and disseminate the paper as a resource to philanthropic and nonprofit venues.