I would like you to find a non-profit organization (governmental or private) and perform an assessment of the operations. This can be an organization that you currently work with, or you can just do online research. Beyond defining the organization, I would like you to dig deeper and develop a case analysis based on the following questions:
What are the characteristics of this organization that you feel are important? How you would evaluate management performance given the priorities of the organization? I would like you to present your answer in the standard format for cases detailing the five different sections.
The first priority will be to settle on a non-profit organization. As you develop your background information, try to understand what issues can be identified and then work through the format for resolving what you perceive as issues. This question is left open ended for the specific reason that I would like to see you use all of your existing knowledge to date to create an in depth analysis. Use your knowledge of previous concepts to develop a framework from which people within the non-profit organization can know whether or not they are meeting the objectives laid out for them. Understand that what you are doing in this exercise can transfer into any situation, this is the underlying thought that should be in your head as you progress to the end of the course.
The deliverable element for this unit is a Word and Excel file to be uploaded to the Dropbox using the standard format for cases that has been used in previous Units. This assignment will be graded for 10% of your final mark.
Ensure that you have completed all of the Unit cases before going to far in this assignment. This assignment will not be graded until the Unit cases are satisfactorily completed.
with specific format
The standard format for cases that we will be using for this course is as follows:
Executive Summary: This is the “report in short”. Give the essential information in no more than one page. If you are delivering a report to a senior manager, this section will tell that manager the essence of your report.
Introduction & Background: This is where you identify the key issues that are being addressed and some of the background information that will come from analyzing the situation internally and externally. This is where you can use tools such as SWOT and PESTE to give a really clear picture of what the problem is, why the problem exists and develop the foundations for your alternatives.
Alternatives: This is where you will give options to the key issues. In this section you should develop the Key Decision Criteria (KDC) to determine how you will come to a single alternative that will become part of your recommendation. The KDC should be short, measureable and relate to your problem. By doing the KDC, you will find the further analysis becomes easier. Further analysis should have an in depth coverage of the pros and cons of each alternative that connect to the background information. This is where you can provide in depth qualitative and quantitative analysis using tables and appendices.
Recommendations: This is the ultimate objective of the analysis, what you have determined the best course of action is going to be.
Implementation: This will tell the senior manager how and when objectives will be implemented to achieve the recommendations.