About Ellen

Founding Director, Capacity Institute at Black Ministerial Alliance

Ellen Bass is the founding director of the Capacity Institute at Black Ministerial Alliance. In this role, Ellen works with nonprofits over two years to create and implement 17 performance management practices, which lead to increasing long-term participant outcomes. After six years, clients see a 388% increase in their long-term participant outcomes success rate, and a 198% increase in intermediate outcomes success rate!! This is what nonprofit effectiveness and mission attainment look like! The initiative includes a pre-test and post-test, Theory of Change, logic models, outcome measures, and at least 300 hours individualized coaching to adjust and align the new practices with existing operations. Ellen also initiated the Nonprofit Performance Management Consultant Network to establish a shared framework of effective consultation and peer learning opportunities in support of nonprofit effectiveness.