Welcome to the e-learning lesson on identifying and promoting effective practices.
The process of systematically improving performance by identifying, understanding, and adapting successful practices is often referred to as benchmarking. Benchmarking was first utilized extensively in the business sector in areas like manufacturing and information technology. More recently, increasing efforts have been made to encourage the adoption of effective practice methodologies in the nonprofit sector. This lesson aims to answer common questions about the identification and promotion of effective practices and provide nonprofit organizations with detailed processes and methodologies to assist them in this process. By the end of this lesson, you'll be able to: differentiate between the three types of effective practices — best, promising, and innovative; identify and validate new and existing effective practices; and promote effective practices.