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In addition to the resources in the Library, Valley Nonprofit Resources’ website has available publications that can be downloaded for free from its past projects – the MENDing Poverty conference series, Raising the Bar Project, Latino Multifamily Group Program, and Latino Multifamily Groups for Type II Diabetes Project.

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Building and Sustaining Strong, Engaged Programs

By Hildy Gottlieb of Help4Nonprofits, discusses how nonprofits need to focus on building their infrastructure as well as their financing, and can be accessed at.

Tags - Capacity Building
Building Capacity Through Networks

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. In the article, nonprofit leaders share the lessons they've learned when looking to strategically leverage networks to build capacity.

Tags - Capacity Building
Building Nonprofit Capacity: A Guide to Managing Change Through Organizational Lifecycles

In this book, authors John Brothers, Senior Fellow at the Support Center for Nonprofit Management, and Anne Sherman, of TCC Group, offer help to nonprofit leaders in figuring out how to effectively navigate change within their organizations, no matter how large or small. They use the theory of nonprofit "lifecycle advancement' as a type of change management that can help organizations build capacities that are appropriate to each stage of their organization's evolution.

Tags - Capacity Building
Building on Outcome-Oriented Annual Incentives

Nonprofit organizations have had to be innovative and flexible in tough economic times, and that is no less true in the area of compensation, especially for top positions. Even in the executive offices, doing more with less is a recurring theme.

Tags - Human Resources
Business Planning for Nonprofits: What It Is and Why It Matters

Is an in-depth article by Kelly Campbell and Betsy Haley of the Bridgespan Group. They explain every step of the business-planning process and give examples of some nonprofits' successful plans, and failures by those nonprofits who neglected to make a written business plan.

Tags - Leadership
Business Planning for Nonprofits: Why, When, and How It Compares to Strategic Planning

Is an article written by Brigette Rouson for the newsletter of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, Enhance. In today's nonprofit sector, with a growing emphasis on an entrepreneurial mindset and investment thinking, business planning is an important topic nonprofit organization leaders to consider, and to compare with strategic planning efforts.

Tags - Strategic Planning
Calming Angry Donors In 10 Steps

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article outlines 10 steps to take to deal with an unsatisfied donor.

Tags - Fundraising
Candid’s 2022 Nonprofit Compensation Report

The report captures the most authoritative and accurate executive compensation data from close to 88,000 nonprofits based on IRS data for fiscal year 2020. Published since 2001, this report continues to be the only large-scale analysis of its kind based entirely on IRS data, not surveys. With reliable and accurate information on compensation, organizations can support their recruiting activities while staying compliant with IRS requirements. The report not only shows differences in year-to-year

Tags - Human Resources
Case Statement for Canoga Park

A summary of statistics and important information about the community of Canoga Park, which can be downloaded as a Word document and modified by Canoga Park nonprofits for their own use in proposals or presentations.

Format - Written Document
Case Statement for Reseda

A summary of statistics and important information about the community of Reseda, which can be downloaded as a Word document and modified by Reseda nonprofits for their own use in proposals or presentations.

Format - Written Document
Cash Flow in the Nonprofit Business Model: A Question of Whats and Whens

Is an article written by Hilda H. Polanco and John Summers for The Nonprofit Quarterly. The article discusses how cash flow impacts—and is impacted by—the way a nonprofit does business. Polanco and Summers also discuss the number one critical component of any business: day-to-day liquidity.

Tags - Finances and Sustainability
Celebrities Aren't Influencing Young-Activists, Donors

Celebrities Aren’t Influencing Young Activists, Donors is an article for The NonProfit Times, presenting data from a March 2021 study of 1,000 Americans between the ages of 18-30 by Cause & Social Influence in Indianapolis. The study found that animal safety and rights issues and civil rights and social justice topped a list of concerns for the second year in a row. Online influencers held more sway with this group than celebrities, with 51% saying they received information from online conten

Tags - Advocacy
Challenging Conventional Wisdom on Nonprofit Boards

Is an article written by Matthew Forti for Stanford Social Innovation Review. In the article, Forti shares advice for helping a board to evolve alongside an organization's changing needs and opportunities.

Tags - Board Development
Choosing the Right Email Marketing Platform for Your Nonprofit

In this article written for Sumac, Jessica Chapman identifies several email marketing software options and details the benefits of each as they relate to organizational needs.

Tags - Communications and Networking
Clients at the Center: Realizing the Potential of Multi-Service Organizations

Is a report written by Bob Searle, Alex Neuhoff and Andrew Belton. Multi-service organizations (MSOs) -nonprofits that provide services across multiple categories such as substance abuse, housing, and education - are uniquely positioned to provide holistic help to clients. While nonprofits that provide a single service (from mentoring to job training) often draw more media attention, perhaps because they are easier to profile, MSOs have tremendous potential to help people struggling with complex

Tags - Management