Nonprofit Resources

Communications

  1. Facebook Resources for Non-profits: Facebook Resources for Non-profits provides guidance and tools to engage supporters, reach new audiences (including through ads), and raise funds.

  2. Successful Writing About Social Policy and Human Services:This guide can help you write more professionally and clearly, include putting together the introduction to your piece, reporting on data in a way that holds readers’ attention, and spelling out key information that the reader needs to know. All with an emphasis on finding language that’s clear to your reader by avoiding insider jargon.

Conservation

  1. Conservatree: Conservatree is an online resource for organizations seeking to make large or small scale purchase of high quality, environmentally friendly paper. The website includes tips on how to reduce your use of paper, choose the right grade, source it while keeping cost-efficiency in mind.

Capacity-building

  1. BoardSource: Boardsource is a resource for excellence in nonprofit governance and board and staff leadership, including best practices for Board recruitment, transparency, and advocacy.

  2. NEW: Solutions for Nonprofits: NEW is an organization that enhances non-profit organizational effectiveness through a broad range of services and resources for nonprofits, including consultation, in-person workshops, and online resources. Sampling of covered topics include: Board development, grant-writing, or honing a mission statement, setting up a computer network, staging a fundraiser and holding stakeholder meetings.

  3. Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy: The Support Center provides a number of resources on organizational effectiveness and growth, executive searches, staff training, and capacity. Majority of their work is in the Greater New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tri-state area, but does extend nationally.

  4. Techsoup: Techsoup is a match-making site for non-profits seeking technology products and technical assistance. Offers specific to your organization type and location. Includes articles and webinars to get informed about the latest technology solutions.

Finance/Accounting

  1. Fiscal Management Associates: Firm that specializes in building the financial muscle of non-profit organizations through advising and training in operations and fiscal management.

  2. Resources for Non-Profit Financial Management: The Wallace Foundation houses this knowledge center for featuring for non-profit financial management, including guides for topics as budget development, managing cash flow, governance, and addressing financial uncertainty.

Nonprofits and the Philanthropic Sector

  1. Foundation Center: The Foundation Center features news, analysis, research, and commentary on the philanthropic sector, including a knowledge bank about grantmakers and their grants.

  2. Guidestar: Guidestar is an organization that collects, organizes, and presents a range of information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. This often includes mission, programs, finances, transparency, and governance.

  3. Philanthropy University: Philanthropy University offers free online courses on non-profit strategy, fundraising, organizational capacity, and leadership. They are housed at the Haas School of Business at the University of California – Berkley.

Risk Management and Disaster Response

  1. Disaster Philanthropy Playbook: The Playbook is a collection of strategies, stories and resources compiled from submissions from grantmakers, in order to advance understanding of how the philanthropic sector can implement preparedness practices for or respond to a disaster striking within their communities.

  2. Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group: The Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group provides a stable source of liability insurance for the nonprofit sector (available in 33 states), and assists its members with programs, tools and training that minimize their risk and protect their resources.

  3. Risk Management: This infographic from The Foundation Center features the 11 questions non-profits should ask to assess their risk management practices.

  4. A Call for Non-Profit Risk Management: This article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review looks at when organizations should adopt a risk management program and how they can begin.