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Boards from Hell

A 60 page guidebook to help you learn how to create a heavenly board for your group or organization and avoid all of the Phantom Boards, Bored Boards, Boardettes, Boardellos, Mutant Ninja Boards and More! Special IdeaEncore price!

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Promises Practicing Network's Website

The PPN website, a program of RAND, is a unique resource that offers credible, research-based information on what works to improve the lives of children and families.

http://www.promisingpractices.net/

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Parent-Child Home Program Website

The Parent-Child Home Program uses a "light touch" approach that emphasizes modeling parent-child interactions for parents to create language-rich home environments and to prepare their children to enter school ready to learn and ready to succeed.

http://www.parent-child.org/

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Ounce of Prevention Fund Website

The Ounce of Prevention Fund is a public/private venture that seeks to develop and implement programs that provide quaility early childhood education experiences.

http://www.ounceofprevention.org/

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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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Budgeting Income for Nonprofits

Brief article on developing an income budget based on projected grants and contributions.

https://nonprofitsassistancefund.org/

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Annual Budget Planning: A 10 Step Checklist

Outline of the nonprofit budgeting process, as well as tips for successful budgeting.

https://nonprofitsassistancefund.org/

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Cash Flow Template for Nonprofits

Many nonprofits have irregular cash flow due to the timing of grants or reimbursements. This template helps nonprofit staff build monthly cash projections. With this tool, you will be able to monitor your available cash and plan for its ebbs and flows.

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Board of Directors Roles & Responsibilities

Job description for board of directors that outlines role and specific responsibilties

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Board of Directors Recruitment Grid

Outline of areas to consider when recruiting new board members.

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Fundraising Plan

This is a sample development plan that includes goals and rationale for multiple categories of revenue including major gifts, corporate giving, special events, direct mail, and development administration.

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Drucker Foundation Self Assessment Tool and Workshop

The one-day training workshop introduces participants to the newly revised The Five Most Important Questions Self-Assessment Tool Participant Workbook, Third Edition and the Facilitator’s Guide. On completion of the workshop, leaders will have the knowledge to facilitate and personalize Peter Drucker’s tool with their organization.... (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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Project Grantsmanship 2010-2011

Project Grantsmanship 2010-2011 Project Grantsmanship is a partnership of Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, the Annenberg Foundation, California Community Foundation, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the Grantsmanship Center. The partner foundations underwrite 90 percent of the tuition for eligible nonprofit leaders to attend The... (continued)

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GuideStar Website

Guidestar generates and distributes extensive programmatic and financial information about more than 1 million American charitable nonprofit organizations. It operates a free public Internet service.

http://www.guidestar.org/Home.aspx

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Independent Sector Website

Independent Sector is the leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs.The coalition of nonprofit organizations, foundations and corporate giving programs leads, strengthens, and mobilizes the charitable community in order to fulfill our vision of a just and inclusive society and a healthy democracy of active citizens,... (continued)

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Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership

The Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership provides training, promotes collaborative opportunities, enhances resource development and aids in capacity-building for nonprofit organizations. They offer information, referral and consulting services, networking opportunities, a philanthropy and research library, and year-round educational seminars and workshops.

http://www.lbnp.org/

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Center for Nonprofit Management in Southern California

The Center for Nonprofit Management in Southern California helps nonprofit organizations more effectively fulfill their missions by offering services such as job listings (Nonprofit Directions), workshops and seminars, consulting, publications such as the Compensation and Benefit Survey, a nonprofit resource library, and an e-newsletter.

http://cnmsocal.org/

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Nonprofit Stewardship: A Better Way to Lead Your Mission-Based Organization

This book explains the characteristics of a mission-based steward; the various stewardship roles that exist; characteristics of a successful not-for-profit; warning signs of trouble in your organization; an easy-to-use Stewardship Decision Tree; stewardship based ways to view your finances,... (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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Collaboration Factors Inventory: Assessing Your Collaboration's Strengths and Weaknesses

This inventory is a practical tool for discovering how your collaboration is doing on the twenty factors that research has shown influence success. The tool includes instructions for administering, scoring, and interpreting the results, plus a definition of collaboration and... (continued)

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Principles and Practices

Michigan Nonprofit Association recognizes that good organizational practices are primarily implemented through education and self-regulation. Thus, Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Michigan is intended to serve as an educational resource to improve the efficiency, transparency and accountability of... (continued)

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Nonprofit Organizational Assessment Survey

This assessment tool can be used to ensure a strong foundation for adding a program or making a major organizational change; do an internal analysis as part of strategic planning; develop an understanding regarding what needs to be done; assess how your nonprofit compares to what many nonprofit experts suggest as standards for nonprofits.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=3754722401

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Organizational Performance Assessment

This assessment tool has eleven categories of questions. Your score will be totaled by category. The analysis will give you insight into the categories where your organization is most effective and categories where you have opportunities for improvement. Suggestions and ideas for ways to become more effective are provided by... (continued)

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The Organizational Effectiveness Survey

This survey addresses the indicators of an organization's effectiveness identified within each of the six areas. This is about your organization, so you have the best reason to be honest and objective. Each area will total your score. The raw data will give you insight into the areas where your organization is most effective... (continued)

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Cultural Competency Assessment Tool

This assessment tool is a comprehensive tool intended to assist community based agencies of all sizes in becoming more culturally competent. It is not meant to be used as a pass/fail mechanism,but rather as a way to identify strengths and weaknesses, and to develop an action plan for improvement. Primarily intended for the... (continued)

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Dwight Stuart Youth Fund Quick Assessment Tool

To start the process of self-assessment about capacity-building needs, youth-serving agencies in Los Angeles and Orange Counties can download a brief assessment device DSYF created, based on the above questions and subject areas. The DSYF Tool can be used to focus staff discussion, lead a board meeting, or begin... (continued)

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