Resources

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Below are a variety of resources, links and articles related to non-profit management and leadership. Take a few moments to grow your knowledge by browsing through the selected resources.

Governance

Financial

Entrepreneur.com

Essential Business Skills for Social Work Managers (2014) by A. Germak

Ashoka – a global organization supporting and promoting the work of social entrepreneurs and so-called “change makers” focused on solving complex social problems through innovation and entrepreneurship.

Stanford Social Innovation Review – a scholarly magazine and website published by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University, which includes cutting-edge articles on entrepreneurship and innovation in the social sector.

Financial Management Resources for NonprofitsThe National Council of Nonprofits hosts on its website an expansive listing of nonprofit financial management tools, tips, and resource articles, including those related to budgeting, financial policies, cash flow issues, and internal control practices.

Nonprofit Finance Fund – a financial advisory firm focused on the nonprofit sector, which publishes the annual State of the Sector surveyon the financial health of the nonprofit sector in the United States.

BoardSource – an organization that helps develop the capacity of nonprofit boards of directors and executive management teams.  Much of BoardSource’s offerings are fee-based, but there is also some useful information available for free on its website.

Bridgestar – an initiative of the Bridgespan Group, a popular nonprofit sector consultancy, offering articles and tools related to talent acquisition, management, and retention in the nonprofit sector.  The website also features a comprehensive job board for open management, board member, and executive positions.

GuideStar – a clearing house of information related to the U.S. nonprofit sector, including downloadable Internal Revenue Service Form 990s and various free articles related to managing people and other aspects of nonprofit management.  Create an account for free to view and download content.

NonProfit Marketing Blog – a popular blog site sponsored by Network for Good that includes almost daily posts on various topics to help enhance your organization’s marketing strategy.

Communications Consortium Media Center – a public interest group dedicated to helping nonprofits use media and new technologies effectively.The website includes tips on writingop-ed columns and letters to the editor as well as submission criteria for op-ed and letter submissions to America’s top 100 newspapers.

The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) – an intermediary venture philanthropy-type organization that funds and helps to develop social enterprises.  The website contains business planning and other helpful tools.  Registration is free, but necessary to access the tools.

Compensation Advice for Nonprofits– Pete Smith, former president, CEO, and chairman of Watson Wyatt Worldwide (now known as Towers Watson), a global human resource consulting firm, now runs a boutique consultancy and maintains a blog geared toward nonprofits.  A good resource for making compensation decisions for your business plan or otherwise.

The Current and Future State of Nonprofit Philanthropy

 

Management

Entrepreneur.com

Evaluation Resources Portal

The Evaluation Exchange

The Foundation Center

Free Management Library

Innovation Network

National Council of Nonprofits

Discover Business – Discover Business provides free guides with proven business and management strategies, which can help you develop a solid business plan and/or sufficient business management skills.

Bridgestar – an initiative of the Bridgespan Group, a popular nonprofit sector consultancy, offering articles and tools related to talent acquisition, management, and retention in the nonprofit sector. The website also features a comprehensive job board for open management, board member, and executive positions.

Effectively managing nonprofit organizations (2006) R. Edwards & J. Yanke

Stanford Social Innovation Review – a scholarly magazine and website published by the
Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University, which include cutting-edge articles on entrepreneurship and innovation in the social sector.

Essential Business Skills for Social Work Managers (2014) by A. Germak

“The End of Management” by Lawrence L. Martin, Ph.D, MSW, MBA. Professor of Public Affairs University of Central Florida. January 2011

“Using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator in Making Hiring Decisions” by Barbara Tunney, LCSW and Bruce Friedman, PhD

Technology

Idealware: Guides to help make software decisions

The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN): Technology resources and links

TechSoup: Free technology and tips for nonprofits

Communications Consortium Media Center – a public interest group dedicated to helping nonprofits use media and new technologies effectively. The website includes tips on writing op-ed columns and letters to the editor as well as submission criteria for op-ed and letter submissions to America’s top 100 newspapers.