The Nonprofit Self-Assessment Tool (NOPSAT) is an e-instrument designed by the Nigeria Network of NGOs to assist nonprofits to
evaluate themselves by assessing their organisations, to view their performance, identify gaps and instigate positive change.
Organisations will be evaluated based on honest responses to indicators intended to measure their governance strategy and structure,
human resources and administration, programme management, monitoring and reporting along with its financial management and sustainability.
Ultimately, the outcome of the check will provide an opportunity for Nonprofits to strengthen their organisation, put sustainable systems
in place and seek capacity development where lacking, in line with global best practices and in adherence to laws that regulate nonprofit
activities in the country.
E: Indicators with an "E" are essential or minimum standard requirements to the operations of all non-profit organizations. They are a
“must have” for nonprofits. Organizations which do not meet the requirements of these indicators could place their organisation at risk.
R: An "R" rating signifies that these indicators are recommended as standard practice for effective non-profit operations.
A: Additional indicators which organizations can implement to enhance and strengthen their management operations and activities are
rated with an "A".
Note on Checklist Responses: Organizations can respond in one of three ways to each indicator used:
1. Indicator Met - All indicators marked as "IM” demonstrate that the organization has fulfilled as essential management need. However,
the organization should review these indicators in the future to be sure that their management remains healthy in view of the many
internal and external changes which constantly occur in all organizations.
2. Indicator Needs more Work - An indicator that is marked as "INW" implies that work has been done towards achieving this goal. The
organization is aware of the need for this indicator and is working towards attaining it.
3. Indicator Not Met - Indicators marked as "INM" can mean several things, including - the indicator is not applicable to the management
operations of this organization - the organization is not sure of the need to meet the requirements of this indicator - the organization
has not met, nor is working on this indicator presently, but may address it in the future.
Note: Indicators: E=essential; R=recommendation; A=additional to strengthe organizational activities.
Note: Indicators: E=essential; R=recommendation; A=additional to strengthe organizational activities