Online Resources

Board & Governance

Technology

Communication / Marketing

Nonprofit Advocacy

Nonprofit Finances

Fundraising

General Nonprofit Resources

Data Gathering / Evaluation

Nonprofit Ethics

Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit Jobs

Nonprofit Related Blogs

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Board & Governance

BoardSource - http://www.boardsource.org/

BoardSource strives to support and promote excellence in board service, is the premier source of cutting-edge thinking and resources related to nonprofit boards, and engages and develops the next generation of board leaders.

Board Connect - http://www.boardconnect.org/boardroom/index.php?gclid=CPi_q4qSmp4CFcx25QodNG2_ow

The mission of BoardConnect® is to strengthen our community by building the leadership skills of community members and connecting them with nonprofit boards, matching them with one another for maximum community impact. 

boardnetUSA - http://www.boardnetusa.org/public/home.asp

A unique website dedicated to the express purpose of connecting nonprofit boards and new leaders.

 

Technology

TechSoup - http://www.techsoup.org/

Offers nonprofits a one-stop resource for technology needs by providing free information, resources, and support.

Nonprofit Technology Network - http://nten.org/about

NTEN aspires to a world where all nonprofit organizations skillfully and confidently use technology to meet community needs and fulfill their missions.  We are the membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals. Our members share the common goal of helping nonprofits use all aspects of technology more effectively.

We Are Media - http://www.wearemedia.org/Tool+Box

A social media toolkit - tips, resources, tutorials, and other tools to help nonprofits navigate the world of social media.

Salesforce Foundation - http://foundation.force.com/products_donation_eligibility

Salesforce is a sophisticated contact management system for integrating contact management, impact monitoring, and program operations. The link above takes you to their nonprofit product donation and grants program. 

Webmonkey - http://www.webmonkey.com/

The web developer's resource-- for anyone who needs a reference for building his or her web site. WebMonkey contains helpful links and information about web site development for beginning, intermediate, or advanced webmasters.

 

Communication / Marketing

The Center for Plain Language - http://www.centerforplainlanguage.org/index.html

To be transparent, you must speak and write clearly. That's plain language.  The Center for Plain Language wants government and business documents to be clear and understandable.  We support those who use plain language, train those who should use plain language, and urge people to demand plain language in all the documents they receive, read, and use.

The Goodman Center - http://www.thegoodmancenter.com/downloadsandresources.aspx

Helps nonprofits recruit, propose, persuade, and present more effectively.  Many useful resources to improve communications including Free-Range Thinking – a free monthly journal on public-interest communications.

AdCouncil - http://www.adcouncil.org/default.aspx?id=319

Produces, distributes and promotes thousands of public service campaigns on behalf of non-profit organizations and government agencies in issue areas such as improving the quality of life for children, preventative health, education, community well being, environmental preservation and strengthening families. Nonprofits can apply to be an AdCouncil campaign.

SPIN - http://www.spinproject.org/

The SPIN (Strategic Press Information Network) Project provides comprehensive media training, intensive media strategizing, and resources to community organizations across the country. SPIN helps grow the capacity of grassroots groups to shape public opinion and garner positive media attention.

 

Nonprofit Advocacy

Independent Sector - http://www.independentsector.org/programs/gr/advocacy_lobbying.htm

Independent Sector is the leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world. Independent Sector is a nonpartisan coalition of approximately 600 organizations.

Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest - http://www.clpi.org/

CLPI works to promote nonprofit advocacy and create systemic change by partnering with organizations to develop messages and conduct outreach, providing training and presentations, and by protecting and expanding nonprofit lobbying rights.

  

Nonprofit Finances

Nonprofit Finance Fund   http://www.nonprofitfinancefund.org/#

NFF is a national leader in helping nonprofits strengthen their financial health and improve their capacity to serve their communities.

Guidestar  http://www.guidestar.org/npo/index.jsp?source=dnresources

Posts the IRS 990 forms for all nonprofits, including lists of grants; also allows nonprofits to create their own organizational profile and online newsletter. This can be used to market your organization and provide donors with accurate information about your nonprofit. Registration required. Some services require a fee.

 

Fundraising 

Association of Fundraising Professionals  http://www.afpnet.org/

AFP represents more than 30,000 members in 206 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.  The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

Foundation Center www.fdncenter.org 
A comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants—a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector.  The Center also operates research, education and training programs designed to advance philanthropy at every level.

Fundraisinginfo.com www.fundraisinginfo.com

Combines the best in fundraising expertise and technology to provide innovative fundraising support services to thousands of nonprofit organizations.

Network for Good - http://www1.networkforgood.org/for-nonprofits

Great fundraising resource!  A secure, convenient donation system that makes it possible for visitors to donate online to your organization.

Groundspring- http://www.groundspring.org/index_gs.cfm

Offers low-cost bulk email services and donation-collection, as well as training and information about internet in fundraising.

National Committee on Planned Giving® www.ncpg.org
NCPG is the preeminent association for professionals in the charitable gift planning field.

Grantsmanship Center www.tgci.com
The Grantsmanship Center conducts some 150 workshops annually in grantsmanship training and earned income strategies for nonprofits.  Resources available at the Grantsmanship Center’s website include daily grant announcements from the Federal Register, archives of The Grantsmanship Center Magazine, indexes of funding sources at the local, federal and international levels and more.

The Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training - http://www.grassrootsfundraising.org/

GIFT promotes the connection between fundraising, social justice and movement-building. Provides training, resources and analysis to strengthen organizations, with an emphasis on those focused on social justice and based in communities of color.

 

General Nonprofit Resources

Annie E. Casey Foundation Knowledge Center - http://www.aecf.org/KnowledgeCenter.aspx

Provide advocates, policymakers, practitioners, the media, researchers, and community members with a range of Foundation resources to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, youth, families, and communities.

Panel on the Nonprofit Sectorhttp://www.nonprofitpanel.org/Report/index.html

The Panel on the Nonprofit Sector is an independent effort by charities and foundations to ensure that the nonprofit community remains a vibrant and healthy part of American society.

The Resource Center for Effective Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships http://www.independentsector.org/mission_market/index.html

Mission & Market: The Resource Center for Effective Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships aims to provide the resources nonprofit and corporate executives need to help them build effective partnerships that enhance both mission and business goals—and serve to build the public trust for the nonprofit sector as a whole.

NEW - http://www.new.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1

NEW helps nonprofits succeed by providing resources, technology, and services that meet the challenges of doing more with less.

Fourth Sector - http://www.fourthsector.net/

Over the past few decades, the boundaries between the public (government), private (business), and social (non-profit) sectors have been blurring as many pioneering organizations have been blending social and environmental aims with business approaches. There are many expressions of this trend, including corporate social responsibility, microfinance, venture philanthropy, sustainable businesses, social enterprise, privatization, community development and others. As this activity matures, it is becoming formalized as a ‘Fourth Sector’ of the economy.

Compasspoint - http://www.compasspoint.org/

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is a nonprofit training, consulting and research organization with offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Through a broad range of services, they provide nonprofits with the management tools, concepts and strategies necessary to shape change in their communities.

Authenticity - http://www.authenticityconsulting.com/

Authenticity provides consultation, coaching, facilitation, leadership and management development, organizational development and change management.

Human Capital Institute - http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org/hci/about_overview.guid

The Human Capital Institute is a membership organization, think tank and educational resource for the professionals and executives in management, HR/OD and recruiting, who are at the forefront of this new movement.

Chronicle on Philanthropy - http://philanthropy.com/

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the newspaper of the nonprofit world. It is the No. 1 news source, in print and online, for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.

Stanford Social Innovation Review - http://www.ssireview.org/

SSIR an award-winning magazine covering best strategies for nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible businesses.

Nonprofit Quarterly - http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/

Nonprofit Quarterly is a forum for the critical thinking and exploration needed to help nonprofits achieve their potential as effective, powerful, and influential organizations in concert with their constituencies.

Philanthropy Journal - http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/

The Philanthropy Journal is a publication of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation and provides a free, weekly email bulletin for nonprofits featuring news, resources, announcements and job listings.

Idealist.org www.idealist.org
Idealist.org is a portal for everyone interested in nonprofit organizations and issues, nonprofit careers, volunteering, events and resources.  Idealist.org provides services to the global community in an effort to connect people, resources and nonprofit organizations.

Council on Foundations www.cof.org
The Council on Foundations provides the opportunities, leadership and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance the common good.  Over 2,000 grantmaking foundations and giving programs worldwide are members of the Council on Foundations.

The Philanthropy Roundtable www.philanthropyroundtable.org
The Philanthropy Roundtable is a national association of individual donors, foundation trustees and staff and corporate giving officers.  The Roundtable puts donors in touch with peers who share similar concerns and interests. Members of the Roundtable have access to a range of ideas and information on what does and does not work well in philanthropy.

Charity Channel www.charitychannel.com
Charity Channel is a place where nonprofit professionals can connect, learn from each other, share information and work together to advance the cause of philanthropy.

 

Data Gathering / Evaluation

National Center for Charitable Statistics www.nccs.urban.org
The National Center for Charitable Statistics is the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.

Innovation Network - http://www.innonet.org/

Innovation Network is a national 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping other nonprofits and funders measure their own results. Offer program planning and evaluation consulting, training, and Web-based tools.

The Center for Evaluation Innovation - http://www.innonet.org/index.php?section_id=2&content_id=722

The Center works with other organizations to develop and then share new ideas and solutions to evaluation challenges.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations - http://www.geofunders.org/home.aspx

GEO is a powerful coalition of 350 grantmaking organizations committed to building strong and effective nonprofit organizations.

 

Nonprofit Ethics

The Standards of Excellence Institute – http://www.standardsforexcellenceinstitute.org/

The Standards for Excellence Institute is a national initiative to promote the highest standards of ethics and accountability in nonprofits. They also publish the Ethics and Accountability Code for Nonprofits.

Giving Institute - http://www.aafrc.org/about_gi/index.cfm

The American Association of Fundraising Counsel and Giving USA educate and engage members in the ethical delivery of counsel and related services to nonprofit organizations through research, advocacy and best practices.

Center for Ethical Leadershiphttp://www.ethicalleadership.org/

What kind of leadership does the common good need at this time in this place?

The Ethics Resource Center - http://www.ethics.org/ 

The Ethics Resource Center (ERC) is a private, nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and the advancement of high ethical standards and practices in public and private institutions. 

 

Nonprofit Management

Free Management Library - http://www.managementhelp.org/

The Library provides easy-to-access, clutter-free, comprehensive resources regarding the leadership and management of yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations. Content is relevant to the vast majority of people, whether they are in large or small for-profit or nonprofit organizations. Over the past 15 years, the Library has grown to be one of the world's largest well-organized collections of these types of resources.

Alliance for Nonprofit Management - www.allianceonline.org
The Alliance for Nonprofit Management is the professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission.

Bridgespan Group - http://www.bridgespan.org/Default.aspx

The Bridgespan Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps nonprofit and philanthropic leaders in the hard work of developing strategies and building organizations that inspire and accelerate social change.  Provide strategy consulting, executive search, and philanthropy advising.

 

Nonprofit Jobs

Network for Good - http://www1.networkforgood.org/nonprofit-jobs

Index of nonprofit job resources and listings

Idealist.org - http://www.idealist.org/en/career/index.html

Jobs and career-building in the nonprofit sector

Opportunity NOCs - http://www.opportunityknocks.org/

The Internet's leading source of nonprofit jobs and career opportunities. To find your perfect job, do a quick keyword search or use their Advanced Search to see job listings by city, state, or organization or position type.

Bridgestarhttp://www.bridgestar.org/Library/CareerPaths.aspx - Nonprofit Career Paths

Nonprofit Related Blogs

Robert Egger - http://www.robertegger.org/blog/

Founder and president of DC Central Kitchen and award-winning author Robert Egger maintains an engaging blog about the nonprofit sector and legislation that affects it.

Give and Take - http://philanthropy.com/giveandtake/

“The Chronicle of Philanthropy” features a “roundup” of nonprofit-related blogs and their current subjects.  

AndrewWolk.com - http://andrewwolk.com/

The founder and CEO of Root Cause writes about how public, private and nonprofit partnerships can work together to advance social innovation. 

Philanthropy 2173 - http://philanthropy.blogspot.com/

Named a “best blog” by Fast Company magazine, this blog contemplates the future of philanthropy.

PhilanTopic - http://pndblog.typepad.com/

Philanthropy News Digest and the Foundation Center manage a blog that features several lengthy, perceptive posts daily on philanthropy issues and news.

Nonprofit Blog Exchange - http://nonprofitblogexchange.blogspot.com/

This social bookmarking blog links to new posts from other nonprofit-related blogs.

 

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