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What Do We Mean By "Best Practices"?

An article in The New England Journal of Medicine found that patients receive what is known as evidence-based care only 23 percent of the time. In health care, most of what doctors do is not "evidence-based." They do it because it seems to work for most people and seems not to cause harm.

Certainly, when you get to management practices, there is an even grayer area than medicine. In the end, "best" is impacted by the type, size, skills, and culture of the organization.

In the Statewide Nonprofit Resource Directory, we strive to provide you with information from reputable sources and to promulgate practices that are used and recommended by credible practitioners. Since size of organization has an impact on some practices, we aim for content that’s at the mid-range for staffed nonprofits, generally organizations with budgets between about $500,000 and $5 million. We share what we believe will be helpful and accessible for most people.

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