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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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20 Social Media Resources for Nonprofits

Is a brief guide written by Kris Putnam-Walkerly President of Putnam Community Investment Consulting Inc. It includes social media "how to" resources guides, blogs, information on foundations using social media, and social media policy resources aggregated from all over the web.

Tags - Social Media
2021 State of Grant Seeking Report

The 2021 State of Grantseeking™ Report is based on the 19th informal survey of organizations conducted by GrantStation to help illustrate the current state of grantseeking. The primary objectives of this report are to shed light on the current trends in grantseeking and generate benchmarks by which you can measure your success in the field. This year, we added a special section on grantseeking during the pandemic in order to assist you during this time of challenge and change.

Tags - Fundraising
2022 Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey Results

This report summarizes results from a survey that assesses and reveals what nonprofit organizations are most concerned about regarding managing their people resources for 2022. Nonprofit HR researchers collected information pertaining to the full lifecycle of talent management and other related topics such as talent acquisition, culture and employee engagement, and total rewards.

Tags - Human Resources
2022 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey

2022 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey NFF’s 2022 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey collected data, stories, and advice from over 1,100 nonprofit leaders across the nation about the impact of the past two years, from the pandemic to events that activated calls for racial justice.

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25 Metaphors Nonprofits Can Use to Get Their Messages Across - And the Decrepit Dozen to Avoid

Is a free ebook available online from the Nonprofit Marketing Guide. It offers helpful suggestions for new metaphors to replace those that have become useless due to overuse.

Tags - Communications and Networking
3 Benefits Of Nonprofit Competition -- And Why We Need It

Is an article written by Tori Utley for Forbes. In the article, Utley identifies the different aspects of competition within the nonprofit sector and the opportunities for growth that come with them.

Tags - Nonprofit Sector
3 Fundraising Myths Debunked

This is an article written by Linda Lombardi for Network for Good. In the article, Lombardi identifies three compelling, but false, beliefs that have made their way into the world of nonprofit fundraising and puts them to rest.

Tags - Fundraising
3 Online Fundraising Tips for Small Nonprofits

This is an article written by Abby Jarvis for Blue Avocado. The article describes how to best use digital fundraising tools to ease the workload of a small nonprofit’s staff - while raising more money in the process.

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3 Tips for Inspiring Nonprofit Supporters through Storytelling

Is an article written by Ryan Hansen for PR Newswire. The article highlights the importance of telling engaging stories as a way to motivate potential supporters and donors. Hansen also offers a number of tips for effective storytelling.

Tags - Communications and Networking
4 Email Marketing Mistakes Most Non-Profits Are Making

Is an article written for Sumac. The article identifies four of the most common mistakes nonprofits are making with their email marketing campaigns and offers suggestions for how to best avoid them.

Tags - Communications and Networking
4 Nonprofit Content Trends for 2022

In a changing world, many nonprofits are looking to expand their content strategies and find new ways to draw in potential supporters. To help nonprofit leaders keep up with the times and get creative with content strategy, some important trends have been identified for 2022. This article presents four such trends and provides guidance on how nonprofits can make the most of them.

Tags - Communications and Networking
4 Tests for Enhancing Staff Performance

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article discusses the four tests an organization's culture should meet to be a "performance-enhancing force."

Tags - Human Resources
4 Things Your Nonprofit Can Do to Recruit & Retain Millennial Leadership

Is an article written by Molly Rivera for Blue Avocado. Rivera discusses four things a nonprofit can do to recruit and retain talented young professionals.

Tags - Human Resources
4 Ways to Bringing a New Idea to Life

An article written for The NonProfit Times, provides readers with four suggestions for finding grant support for new, emerging ideas. Readers will learn how to lay a solid foundation of accurate information, and both organizational and community support, to bring fresh ideas to life.

Tags - Capacity Building
4 Ways to Coordinate Collaborative Grant Proposals

An article written for The NonProfit Times, identifies the challenges of bringing together organizations with complementary missions to accomplish a larger goal.

Tags - Fundraising