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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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Convergence: How Five Trends Will Reshape the Social Sector

Highlights five key factors that will shape the social sector of the future. Based on extensive review of existing research and in-depth interviews with thought leaders and nonprofit leaders and activists, it explores the trends (Demographic Shifts; Technological Advances; Networks Enabling Work to be Organized in New Ways; Rising Interest in Civic Engagement and Volunteerism; and Blurring of Sector Boundaries) and looks at the ways nonprofits can successfully navigate the changes. The monograph

Tags - Nonprofit Sector
Court-Ordered Community Service: Volunteers or Prison Labor?

Each year, hundreds of thousands of court-ordered community service workers are placed in nonprofits to fulfill their sentences. Although the image is typically one of a teenager sentenced to picking up litter, court-ordered volunteers perform a wide variety of roles in nonprofits. This article discusses why and why not to accept such volunteers, and how to do it right.

Tags - Management
Creating a Digital-First Strategy

This is an article written by Adrienne Day for Stanford Social Innovation Review. Examining the experiences of prominent nonprofit organizations, Day examines why nonprofit leaders should think less about the technology and more about the people who will use it and the goals they hope to achieve.

Tags - Technology
Creating a Social Media Policy

As nonprofits have increasingly turned to social media, policies to govern their use have become the new frontier. It can be difficult for organizations to find examples that fit their needs. A good social media policy will provide clear guidelines as to what staff should and shouldn't do when posting and interacting with the community on a day-to-day basis, freeing them up to think more strategically. This article outlines what is involved in developing one.

Tags - Social Media
Creating High-Functioning Nonprofits: Who Should Have What Financial Information?

Is a post written by the editors of The Nonprofit Quarterly. The post, along with a complementary video, details the different kinds of financial information and outlines the risks associated with such information.

Tags - Finances and Sustainability
Creating Your Volunteer Handbook

Is an article written by Connor Thompson for The Nonprofit Partnership. The article details how to craft a volunteer handbook that will help to prevent lawsuits and help volunteers understand what is expected of them.

Tags - Management
Creative Disruption: Nonprofit Sabbaticals Improve Organizational Capacity

Is a study report by Third Sector New England's Deborah Linnell and CompassPoint's Tim Wolfred, exposing the myth that an executive sabbatical will be a chaotic disruption. Their study finds instead that the creative disruption of a well-planned sabbatical can be productive for the entire leadership of an organization.

Tags - Capacity Building
Creative Fundraising for Ensemble Theatres

This handout from VNR's January 2009 workshop, done in collaboration with the Network of Ensemble Theatres, offers a wealth of resources on fundraising strategies theatres and other arts nonprofits can use.

Tags - Fundraising
Crowdfunding for Nonprofits: Experimentation Required

Is a short essay from NPQ Online that provides some overview statistics about crowdfunding in the nonprofit sector, including the total estimated fundraising done by crowdfunding worldwide in 2012 - $2.7 billion.

Tags - Fundraising
Crowdfunding Sites

Is a guide, including brief summary descriptions, to some prominent crowdfunding sites that offer funding opportunities for nonprofits.

Tags - Fundraising
Crowdsourcing: A Promising Practice Both Nonprofit-like and Visionary

Is an article written by Derrick Rhayn for The Nonprofit Quarterly. The article discusses the many benefits of crowdsourcing to nonprofit organizations and provides examples of crowdsourcing success.

Tags - Fundraising
Cryptocurrency for Nonprofits: Best Ways to Accept Donations in 2022

In this article some major types of cryptocurrency are compared, such as Every.org vs The Giving Block vs Engiven. Guidance also is given about the best way for nonprofits to accept donations in cryptocurrency.

Tags - Fundraising
Culture, Inclusion, and Nonprofit Competence: The Unbreakable Links

Is an article written by Steve Dubb for The Nonprofit Quarterly. In the article, Dodd discusses the ideas of cultural competency and inclusivity in regards to nonprofits and examines the benefits associated with them

Tags - Human Resources
Danger Ahead!!! Beware the Three Dangerous Traps in Finding New Leaders.

The hole that is created when a key leader leaves an organization is often frightening, and the desire to fill that hole can lead to high anxiety and knee-jerk reactions. The impulse to move quickly can often lead to poor decisions, and poor decisions can lead to a downward spiral of problems for the nonprofit. This article outlines and describes these traps.

Tags - Human Resources
Daring to Lead 2011: A National Study of Nonprofit Executive Leadership

Is the latest report of an ongoing research project. Since the last report in 2006, powerful new forces have influenced the work and careers of nonprofit leadersin the US, including the recession. One of the 2011 study's most important findings is that 2/3 of nonprofit executives plan to leave their jobs within five years, despite some slowing of their plans because of the hard economic times. This report, produced by CompassPoint and the Meyer Foundation with the participation of more than 3,00

Tags - Change Management