Benchmark Against Leading Practice: Human Resources Checklist

The Human Resources Best Practices Checklist is a self-assessment instrument that helps nonprofit organizations identify capacity strengths and challenges and establish capacity building goals in the area of human resources. Results from the checklist can be used to guide the development of an annual... (continued)

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Volunteer Application Form

A volunteer application form assists the process of recruitment and screening of volunteers by gathering information about an individual’s suitability for a given volunteer role. An application form should be clearly laid out, avoid employment terminology and only seek relevant information about the applicant. The level of detail will... (continued)

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Benchmark Against Leading Practice: Fund Development Checklist

The Fund Development Best Practices Checklist is a self-assessment instrument that helps nonprofit organizations identify capacity strengths and challenges and establish capacity building goals in the area of fundraising. Results from the checklist can be used to guide the development of an annual work... (continued)

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Microvolunteering: Activities Pack for Nonprofits

This Activity Pack is designed to encourage your nonprofit to engage in the microvolunteering concept, either by:

  • inviting your volunteer base to microvolunteer or
  • create projects that involve bite-sized actions

We hope the suggestions in this pack will enable your nonprofit to benefit from the microvolunteering concept!

http://helpfromhome.org/activities-pack-nonprofits.pdf

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Creating Great Committees (Board Transformation Toolkit)

Choose a topic that matches the training needs identified by your board. You do not need to have previous experience in the topic to present most of the toolkits. Allow at least 1-2 hours for your preparation, depending on the topic and your familiarity with the content. This will allow you to gain an... (continued)

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Foundation Source Access

Foundation Source Access is an online giving marketplace that allows nonprofits to reach out to multiple private foundations for funding. The site is organized around the philanthropic interests and major nonprofit causes targeted by the foundation world. There is small listing fee for nonprofits to create profiles in... (continued)

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Benchmark Against Leading Practice: Bundle of 6 Checklists

Because many organizations are interested in multi-faceted evaluations, this bundle of 5 key capacity assessment tools is intended to save you time and money (compared with acquiring checklists individually). This package includes exactly the same information as in the individual checklists we have shared on... (continued)

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Effective Board Meetings (Board Transformation Toolkit)

Choose a topic that matches the training needs identified by your board. You do not need to have previous experience in the topic to present most of the toolkits. Allow at least 1-2 hours for your preparation, depending on the topic and your familiarity with the content. This will allow you to gain an... (continued)

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United Way of the Midlands

The mission of United Way of the Midlands is simple: We unite people and resources to improve the quality of life in the Midlands. We work to determine and respond to the critical human service needs of the community, and this work is achieved by a four-part process: Determining community needs, Prioritizing community needs, Developing community... (continued)

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Benchmark Against Leading Practice: Marketing Checklist

The Marketing Best Practices Checklist is a self-assessment instrument that helps nonprofit organizations identify capacity strengths and challenges and establish capacity building goals in the area of marketing and public relations. Results from the checklist can be used to guide the development of an annual... (continued)

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Medical, Eye & Dental International Care Organization

MEDICO is a nonprofit volunteer humanitarian organization that has been providing free medical, dental and optometric services to people living at the poverty level in remote areas of Central America, since 1990. Seven to eight one-week mission teams are scheduled each year to Honduras and Nicaragua. Teams include both... (continued)

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Steps for Setting up a Volunteer Programme

A key starting point to setting up a new volunteer programme is to remind yourself why your organisation involves volunteers in the first place and identify what exactly you want to achieve through involving volunteers. A clear vision and understanding as to how volunteers can contribute to your organisation will help... (continued)

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Motivating and Thanking Volunteers

People volunteer for a multitude of reasons: to give something back to their community; to gain or improve skills; to meet new people; because they are interested in an issue or cause; or because they have some free time on their hands. Acknowledging the work that volunteers do with your organisation and why ensures they will... (continued)

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Reference Checks

A reference check is a key step in the volunteer recruitment and screening process. Checking references verifies details gathered from the volunteer during the application and interview process and helps assess the applicant’s suitability for the role. References can be given over the phone or in writing. In some situations reference checks are an... (continued)

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Help From Home

Help From Home is run as a free community service to promote and encourage participation in easy, no commitment, home based, microvolunteering opportunities where a spare 10 seconds to 30 minutes is all that is needed to help out worthy causes - from anywhere in the world, even in your pyjamas! Micro effort with macro impact!

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CIEE

We place exchange students with wonderful families in the USA. We share cultures and make the students dream come true. Students and families are screened. Support is available 24/7. We want to promote peace and understanding in the world.

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Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization, dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. It was established in 1948 by Jim Casey, one of the founders of UPS, and his siblings, who named the Foundation in honor of their mother.

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Budgeting for Fundraising

"Budgeting for Fundraising" is adapted from a chapter recently prepared for the 3rd edition of Hank Rosso's "Achieving Excellence in Fund Raising" to be published later in 2010.

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General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids Grant Programs

This program is a partnership of the General Mills Foundation, the American Dietetic Association Foundation, and the President's Council on Physical Fitness. The goal of the program is to encourage U.S. communities to improve the eating and physical activity patterns of young people, ages 2-18. All funded programs must have at... (continued)

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Re-Thinking the High School Experience: What’s After School Got to Do with It?

This article by The Forum for Youth Investment, available on the Youth Foundation website, documents the challenge of creating after-school opportunities for high school students. It features high school reform – now a front-burner issue for districts and communities.

http://forumfyi.org/content/out-school-time-poli-9

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YNPNSD Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement

Many nonprofits these days are looking to collaborate with like-minded organizations to avoid duplication of services and saturation of the market. YNPN San Diego has partnered with Volunteer San Diego who now serves as their fiscal sponsor. Attached is a sample of their fiscal sponsorship agreement

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Using the YNPN San Diego Listserv

This blog link shares information about how to use the YNPN San Diego listserv - how to post, when posts are distributed, and what a listserv is. You will also find some best practices in using the YNPN San Diego listserv.

http://ynpnsandiego.blogspot.com/2010/09/using-ynpnsd-listserv.html

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How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice

The report, How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice, offers practical methods and recommendations to help leadership programs better prepare their participants to address racial inequalities in communities across the U.S. The publication, produced by the... (continued)

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The Nonprofit Life Stage Assessment

The tool helps you understand your organization’s strengths and weaknesses with respect to its particular stage of development. It will help your organization plan for future needs, make decisions proactively, anticipate challenges, and determine what adjustments might be appropriate.

http://wilderresearch.org/tools/lifestages/index.php

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Pathways to Student Success: A Guide to Translating Good Intentions into Meaningful Impact

Despite good intentions, individual philanthropists often lack the time, relevant experience, and expertise needed to understand where their capital can have the greatest impact. In this guide, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy offers analyses and advice to... (continued)

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“I’m Not Rockefeller”: 33 High Net Worth Philanthropists Discuss Their Approach to Giving

Over the past year, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy conducted a series of structured interviews to determine how high net worth individual philanthropists (defined by the Center as having the capacity to give $1 million per year) make decisions about giving. What we found... (continued)

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Great Expectations: Boomers and the Future of Volunteering

This 2007 VolunteerMatch report, presented by MetLife Foundation, offers an improved understanding of some of the unique characteristics of the 55-plus volunteer demographic group. This item contains the full report, executive summary and PowerPoint presentation.

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