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With budgets tightening, there are still ways NC nonprofits can find success

When residents of central North Carolina are trying to rebuild their lives, The Barnabas Network helps them create a home. The Greensboro-based nonprofit provides used and refurbished furniture to individuals and families recovering from addiction, homelessness, abuse, fires, and other challenges.

Arriving at the nonprofit last May as its executive director, Derrick Sides was charged with significantly expanding Barnabas’ reach and impact. It was a big task. But Sides also had a major advantage over many nonprofit leaders in similar situations – a substantial evaluation report that Barnabas had commissioned in 2014.

Developed by UNC-Greensboro’s Nonprofit Evaluation Support Program, the evaluation explored how Barnabas’ services impact its clients and how it can improve its performance and sustainability.

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