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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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Selecting Software on a Shoestring

Here’s a simplified six-step process that can help when an organization needs to make a simple choice of software quickly. Go to: Selecting Software on a Shoestring Here’s a simplified six-step process that can help when an organization needs to make a simple choice of software quickly.

Tags - Technology
Self-Coaching Strategies for Nonprofit Leaders

This is an article written by Jean Lobell, Mohan Sikka and Pavitra Menon for The Nonprofit Quarterly. Using a variety of situations as cases, the article walks the reader through how to best consider options for action through a self-coaching process.

Tags - Leadership
Setting and Executing Nonprofit Fundraising Goals: A Guide

This is a resource posted by Bob Happy for BoardSource. The guide examines some of the most important steps when setting a nonprofit’s fundraising goals to make sure the fundraising team, supporters, and board members are prepared for the next campaign.

Tags - Fundraising
Seven Common Website Design Mistakes Nonprofits Make

Is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, seven nonprofit leaders weigh in on the most common mistakes nonprofit organizations make with their website designs and how to fix them.

Tags - Communications and Networking
Seven Steps to Authentic Leadership

Is a handout from a 2009 VNR workshop led by Marta Segura, The Inspired Planet. It focused on preparing Latino nonprofit professionals for leadership positions in the nonprofit sector.

Tags - Leadership
Seven Strategies for Maintaining Mutually Beneficial Relationships with Nonprofit Partners

This is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, seven nonprofit leaders share their best advice for ensuring partnerships remain mutually beneficial.

Tags - Collaboration
Seven Tried-And-True Alternative Forms of Funding for Nonprofits

This is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. There are quite a few alternate forms of funding available for nonprofits, yet it can be difficult to know where to look, especially for those just starting out or located in particularly saturated areas. In the article, seven members of Forbes Nonprofit Council share some of the alternative funding sources they've tried and had success with.

Tags - Fundraising
Seven Ways to Bounce Back When Your Fundraising Campaign Falls Flat

This is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, seven nonprofit leaders share some of the best steps an organization can take after a missed fundraising goal to ensure success moving forward.

Tags - Fundraising
Shared Services and Space: An Update From L.A.

Is an article defining the benefits and impacts of nonprofit organizations that collaborate to share space and resources.

Tags - Collaboration
Should a Nonprofit Splurge on Management?

Should a Nonprofit Splurge on Management? is an article written by Kwame Anthony Appiah for The New York Times Magazine. The article defines the importance of the economy as related to the hiring of nonprofit leaders.

Tags - Management
Should Staff Contact with the Board Be Restricted?

Is an article by Jan Masaoka for Blue Avocado. For nonprofit organizations with paid staff, a frequently thorny issue is that of direct contact between staff and board members, staff independent of the executive director. The article explains in detail how this issue can be addressed by a nonprofit and its executive director.

Tags - Board Development
Should Your CEO Serve as a Board Member?

This is an article written by Jenifer Holland for BoardSource. The article discusses the many considerations to be explored when asking the question of whether or not a CEO should serve on the board of the very organization they lead.

Tags - Board Development
Should Your Nonprofit Build an Endowment?

Should Your Nonprofit Build an Endowment? is an article written by Mark Hager for Nonprofit Quarterly. The article walks the reader through the up- and downsides of endowments to help determine if it is right for their nonprofit.

Tags - Finances and Sustainability
Sink or Swim: The Changing Landscape for Community-Based Nonprofit

Is an article written by John Bitter for BoardSource, discusses the importance of forging partnerships within the community and building trust and cooperation which leads to success.

Tags - Collaboration
Six Small But Impactful Ways To Support Social Justice Within Your Organization

Is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In this article, six nonprofit professionals offer their advice for incorporating advocacy practices throughout an organization.

Tags - Human Resources