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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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4 Ways to Show Genuine Gratitude

An article written by Linda Lombardi for Network for Good, discusses the importance of thankfulness as it relates to donor communication and describes four key ways to show appreciation for supporters.

Tags - Fundraising
5 Best Practices for Building a Nonprofit Annual Operating Budget (with Template!)

There are as many forms of nonprofit budgets as there are forms of organizations. Unlike financial statements, which have some rules and guidelines according to accounting standards, the same level of industry-imposed standardization for budget documents and formats doesn’t really exist. While it’s true that the look of the budget should vary according to the structure and function of the individual organizations, there are some best practices that all organizations should use whe

Tags - Finances and Sustainability
5 Hints for Going from Buddy to Boss

Promotion is a way of recognizing talent, rewarding hard work and ensuring continuity within an organization. Promoting one employee from among the ranks of the person’s peers can have its drawbacks, however, if the promoted employee is now in a position of supervising people who previously were peers, or close personal friends. This article discusses how to deal with some of these challenges.

Tags - Management
5 Hiring Pitfalls to Avoid—If You Want Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Leadership

This is an article written for Nonprofit Quarterly. The article identifies some established practices that are likely holding back an organization's recruitment and leadership development practices and details how to fix them.

Tags - Human Resources
5 Ideas for Motivating and Managing

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article discusses five considerations that can provide guidance in how to lead staff.

Tags - Management
5 Moments to Ask for Help

No matter how much a nonprofit manager or board member might want to think otherwise, he or she can't do everything without some help when it comes to writing a grant application. The question is, what parts require the most assistance from his or her colleagues?

Tags - Management
5 Networking Values to Uphold

Though the term "networking" might be of recent vintage, the concept is as old as humanity. Recently, however, the idea has become more popular and the application of the idea has become more intensified. Networks can be helpful for both individuals and organizations in the nonprofit sector, especially as charities try to do more with less.

Tags - Communications and Networking
5 Questions When Picking A Donor Management System

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article presents a number of questions one should ask during the donor management selection process.

Tags - Fundraising
5 Steps for Prospecting for Funders

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article details how to best identify grant seekers that are the best fit for an organization’s work.

Tags - Fundraising
5 Steps To Orientating A New CEO

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article offers tips for boards looking to welcome a new chief executive officer and maintain a high level of performance.

Tags - Change Management
5 Steps to Telling Your Mission's Core Story

Is an article written for The Nonprofit Times. The article defines core story elements and discusses how they become a key part of a story strategy.

Tags - Communications and Networking
5 Technology Tips for a Better Fundraising Strategy

Is an article written by John Killoran for GuideStar. The article identifies five key fundraising technology best practices and strategies that can help an organization to engage and retain donors.

Tags - Fundraising
5 Tips for Creating Effective Online Fundraisers

In general, the most successful online fundraisers prioritize the donor experience from start to finish. Seasoned nonprofit professionals are used to managing donor experience during in-person fundraisers, but doing so in a digital space takes some special considerations. This article shares five tips to prioritize donor experience and make online fundraisers as effective as possible!

Tags - Fundraising
5 Tips for Telling Nonprofit Stories

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article explains how to tell a story that will drive engagement and donations, by presenting readers with five practical storytelling tips.

Tags - Communications and Networking
5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Research to Breakthrough to Success

This free guide has insights, tips, and real-life case studies showcasing how nonprofits have and can use research to amplify their good work, demonstrate meaningful impact, and show a return on investment that justifies continued or increased funding.

Tags - Evaluation