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Volunteers Mentoring Youth: Implications for Closing the Mentoring Gap

CNCS researchers examined whether demographic, socioeconomic, or other observable factors could be used to distinguish between volunteers who mentor and the general population of volunteers who do not mentor, as well as to determine which of the above factors are most influential in predicting... (continued)

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Voluntary Associations in Low-Income Neighborhoods: An Unexplored Community Resource

This report summarizes a recent exploration of the nature and extent of the associational life of the Grand Boulevard community on Chicago's South Side. In addition, the project surveyed a representative sample of those citizens' associations' leaders concerning their current... (continued)

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State Liability Laws for Charitable Organizations and Volunteers

This publication summarizes the state volunteer protection laws. There continue to be a wide range of exceptions to the protections afforded under these laws, as well as other differences reflecting the preferences or specific concerns of the state legislatures.


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Recruitment Diversity: Identifying and Developing an Applicant Pool

This research focuses primarily on the recruitment within the state of Florida
assessing demographics of AmeriCorps members, current trends, strategies and reasons or motivations that may attract AmeriCorps participants. The study further reviews recruitment efforts where they were most... (continued)

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Keeping Baby Boomers Volunteering: A Research Brief on Volunteer Retention and Turnover

This report analyzes data from U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2002-2006, tracing the volunteer habits of the same sample of Baby Boomers over two consecutive years, as well as a similar sample of pre-Boomers.


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Balancing Act: The Challenges and Benefits of Volunteers

This report is the fourth in a series of briefs reporting on findings from a 2003 survey of volunteer management capacity among charities and congregations. The focus of this brief is the creation and use of a single measure of volunteer benefits and management challenges, a score we refer to as “net benefits.”


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Strategic Planning: Positioning Identity, Values, and Aspirations

This paper is based on detailed case studies of four nonprofit organizations in the Pittsburgh region: The Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Gateway Rehabilitation Center, and Glade Run Lutheran Services and interviews with senior nonprofit managers for their perspectives on strategic planning and implementation..


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Eyes Wide Open Deciding When to Launch a Community Initiative

This paper presents a helpful guideline for community foundations to use in the important due diligence that should come before giving any initiative the green light. This report reflects the experiences of the seven California community foundations participating in the James Irvine Foundation's... (continued)

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Discovering Community Power: A Guide to Mobilizing Local Assets and Your Organization’s Capacity

This guide will help any organization strengthen itself by enhancing connections with the community’s assets, strengthen the community by investing in the community’s assets, and strengthen current and future community-based projects, activities and proposals.


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Being “Business-Like” in a Nonprofit Organization: A Grounded and Inductive Typology

. Based on an in-depth qualitative case study of a single, Canadian, nonprofit human services organization, this article proposes that being business-like in a nonprofit setting can be understood in at least four distinct categories: as goals of programs, as organization of either... (continued)

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Basic Infrastructure Checklist

The following list outlines the foundation for registered nonprofit organizations conducting business in the state of Michigan – the basic documentation, systems and support mechanisms that will enhance accountability, sustainability and effectiveness. This tool is focused on the infrastructure you should have in place.


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Thinking of Forming a Non-Profit? What to Consider Before You Begin

This publication acts as a tool to explain the basics of what a non-profit is and portray a realistic picture of what is involved in getting a new non-profit up and running. The booklet also provides information specific to faith based and religious institutions, discusses the changing face of... (continued)

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Starting a 501(c)(3) in Texas - Mind Map

Mind map of the process of becoming a Texas Nonprofit corporation and obtaining IRS Section 501 (c)(3) tax exempt determination

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Legal Risk Management Checklist for Charities

This checklist provides a brief outline of some of the more important issues that directors and/or executive staff of a charity, whether incorporated or not, may want to consider in ensuring due diligence in the operation of the charity, as well as an overview of liability exposure faced by charities in Canada and... (continued)

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Providing Long-Term Services after Major Disasters

Nonprofit organizations are a crucial link in our nation’s emergency preparedness and disaster response efforts, but their role is not always well integrated into disaster planning. This brief highlights the lessons learned from the Urban Institute’s assessment of the American Red Cross September 11th Recovery Program.


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Using Outcome Information: Making Data Pay Off

This guide offers practical advice to help other nonprofits take full advantage of outcome data, identifying a variety of ways to use the data and describing specific methods for pursuing each use. It is a valuable tool for ensuring that outcome measurement fulfills the promise of helping organizations increase their effectiveness and... (continued)

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Making Use of Outcome Information for Improving Services: Recommendations for Nonprofit Organizations

The report identifies 18 factors that affect NPOs' use of outcome information. Chief among these was availability of staff time, funds and expertise. Staff availability to collect and analyze data and limited computer technology was a recurring concern for the NPOs. The report provides recommendations to... (continued)

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Nonprofit Organizational Assessment Tool

This 9-part Nonprofit Organizational Assessment Tool can help guide a group discussion about an organization's operations. This group discussion ideally should include board members, staff, volunteers, and service recipients, but could be used as a self-assessment tool by anyone associated with a nonprofit organization.


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Key Steps in Outcome Management

This guidebook is the first in a series of guidebooks from the Urban Institute. It covers the necessary steps for nonprofit organizations that wish to implement outcome management (also known as "managing for results"), and includes guidance on establishing an outcome-oriented measurement process and practices for using the information internally.


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Developing Community-wide Outcome Indicators for Specific Services

This guide focuses on how local community funders and service providers can work together to develop a common core set of indicators that each provider would regularly collect data on. As the guide notes, the suggestions provided should also be useful to service providers in a community who... (continued)

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Creating a Culture of Inquiry: Changing methods - and minds- on the use of evaluations in nonprofit organizations

This report describes the results of the Working on Workforce Development (WOW) Project, a two-year experiment supported by The James Irvine Foundation to help nonprofit organizations use the tool of evaluation. The results contain valuable lessons for... (continued)

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Analyzing Outcome Information: Getting the Most from Data

This guide describes steps that nonprofit organizations can take in performing the analysis of raw data that nonprofit organizations obtain from their outcome monitoring procedures. This guide offers suggestions to nonprofits for analyzing regularly collected outcome data and focuses on those basic analysis activities that nearly... (continued)

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Rating the Raters: An Assessment of Organizations and Publications that Rate/Rank Charitable Nonprofit Organizations

As a service to their member organizations, who are confronted with responding to donors & the media about the ratings & rankings of nonprofit evaluators, a joint task force of the National Human Services Assembly (NHSA) and the National Council of... (continued)

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Do They See What I See: Public Opinion and the Human Services Sector

A 2003 study by Pew Partnership for Civic Change identified substantial discrepancies between the public at-large and nonprofit practitioners in assessing the severity of the problem. TFF desired to determine if discrepancies similar to those uncovered in the Pew study exist in Allegheny County.


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