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Nonprofit and Philanthropy Good Practice

The Good Practice Guide provides resources and tools for use by nonprofit and foundation professionals, and college students. For each of 10 topic areas, it covers vital skills, preferred practices, pitfalls, featured articles, trends, profiles, and glossary.


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Why Bad Ads Happen to Good Causes

This book discusses effective public relations for foundations and nonprofits. Specifically, it explains print media and how to use it effectively.


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The Spin Project

Information on accessible and affordable strategic communications consulting, training, coaching, networking opportunities and concrete tools, especially for social justice nonprofits.


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Basic Guide to Nonprofit Program Design and Marketing

Guides the reader to design a program and services that are highly integrated with the organization’s mission, strategic planning, goals and needs of clients.


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Nonprofit Guides - Nonprofit Fundraising & Grant Writing

Nonprofit Guides are free Web-based grant-writing tools for nonprofit organizations, charitable, educational, public organizations, and other community-minded groups.


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All About Nonprofit Fundraising

This topic in the Library will help nonprofit leaders and staff learn to understand the various/varied elements of fundraising, to recognize the importance of the relationship between an organization and its potential donors, and to construct and implement a strong fundraising plan/program for their nonprofits.


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Transitioning from a Founding Board to a Governing Board

Many nonprofits have difficulty moving from a founding board to a governing board. This article helps board members, exectuvie directors, and consultants recognize what may not be obvious and provides tips for making a smooth transition.

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Basic Guide to Nonprofit Financial Management

Basic skills in financial management start in the critical areas of cash management and bookkeeping, which should be done according to certain financial controls to ensure integrity in the bookkeeping process. This guide will help you understand basic practices in financial management, and build the basic systems and... (continued)

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Basic Guide to Program Evaluation

This document provides guidance toward planning and implementing an evaluation process for for-profit or nonprofit programs -- there are many kinds of evaluations that can be applied to programs, for example, goals-based, process-based and outcomes-based.


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Nonprofit Social Media Page for Beginners

This site is designed to be a starting place for those you just getting your feet wet, with curated resources, tips, and learnings from the leaders in nonprofit social media. We tried to make it as simple as possible, while giving you resources to further your learning, from organizations and individuals we know and work with, who... (continued)

Taggedmarketing / brandingsocial networkingsocial mediaonline marketingmanagement & technical assistanceinternet marketinginternetcommunity improvement & capacity buildingadministrative

Liability Risk Management and Protection for Non-Profit Groups

Article on how non-profit organizations may limit or mitigate potential exposures and liabilities.

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Are You Chairing a Board by the Seat of Your Pants?

From electric chairs to folding chairs...from swivel chairs to high chairs... There is no chair. College and gavels do not come with instructions! Here you'll find 70 pages of practical steps, activities and sample tools to use!

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How to Ask for Money without Fainting

Is your financial development raising anything but blood pressure? Raising money works if YOU ASK! This book includes a great number of tips, 40 pages of tasks, strategies, information and exercises to help you GET OVER IT! Special IdeaEncore price.

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Grant Proposal Components

All nine parts from IdeaEncore from GrantStation's 2010 Tracks to Success series on grant proposals. Each part outlines an important component of grant proposals, and contains multiple examples from successfully funded grant proposals, along with links to the full proposals.

Components outlined in this guide include the introduction,... (continued)

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A Strategy for Online Fundraising Auctions

Many nonprofit groups are considering adjusting their fundraising strategy to include online auctions. Before you decide to produce an online auction, there are several inherent challenges you should consider. In this article, I am going to lay out three of the most common challenges; and offer strategies for meeting... (continued)

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KickStart Website

KickStart develops and promotes technologies that entrepreneurs in Kenya and other African nations can use to create their own profitable business.


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Guidelines for Managing Projects

"The purpose of these project management guidelines is to help you to organise, plan and control your projects. They are designed to help you to maximise the potential for your projects to succeed by helping you address each element of your project at the right time and to the right level of detail for the size and complexity of your project."


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The Community Tool Box's Core Funtions in Leadership

This guide includes topics such as learning how to be a community leader, developing and communicating a vision, building and sustaining commitment, learning from and contributing to constituents, and many more.


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The Community Tool Box's Orienting Ideas in Leadership

Topics discussed in this guide include developing a plan for building leadership, styles of leadership, team building, challenges of leadership, ethical leadership, collaborative leadership, and more.



Impact Measurement Framework

Based on The Center for What Works and The Urban Institute's research to provide sector-wide framework for nonprofit program outcomes and indicators for success, this tool allows you to create a custom framework to articulate your mission/impact statement for your program/organization and then identify the outcomes that define success... (continued)

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Outcomes Framework Browser

Navigate through the 14 programs areas and browse their respective outcomes and indicators. Once you choose a program area of interest, or the more general common outcomes taxonomy, the screen will display a program description, an Outcomes Sequence Chart for that program area, and links to the program outcomes so you can view the outcome indicators.


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