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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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Rethinking Philanthropy for the Next Generation

Rethinking Philanthropy for the Next Generation is an article written by Lawson Bader for Forbes Nonprofit Council. Bader discusses the increasing impact of millennial donors and how nonprofits can best approach them in a way that increases interest and involvement.

Tags - Philanthropy
Rethinking Your Budget

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly common "buzzword" in the nonprofit and funder communities. As funder priorities shift towards investing in sustainable organizations, there is increasing need for organizations to refocus their budget development process. In the past it may have been feasible to look forward on only a 12 month horizon when planning an organization's activities. However, to address the challenges of the current economic and funding landscape and to ensure sustainability

Tags - Finances and Sustainability
Risk and Reward: Positioning Your Nonprofit for Sustained Impact

Is an article written by Katie Leonberger and Jeff Ballow for The Nonprofit Quarterly. The article discusses how all areas of operation interrelate and affect mission achievement as well as how to maximize opportunities with risk engagement.

Tags - Management
Role of the Executive Committee

By Hildy Gottlieb of Help4Nonprofits, points out how new technology has rendered the most critical role of the Executive Committee obsolete, and suggests ways the EC still can be relevant to nonprofit governance.

Tags - Board Development
Scaling Impact

Originally written by Jeffrey Bradach for the Stanford Social Innovation Review is now available through the Bridgespan website. It poses the question: Is it possible to take nonprofits to scale using replication? And answers it by showing how pioneers have identified some tools and strategies that expand the impact of organizations well beyond what their size would seem capable of generating.

Tags - Capacity Building
Scaling What Works

Is an article by Nancy Roob and Jeffrey L. Bradach of The Bridgespan Group. Despite the major downturn in the economy, the money potentially available in the federal budget and stimulus package may create a unique moment for making real progress on seemingly intractable social problems.

Tags - Capacity Building
Securing the Safety Net: A Profile of Community Clinic and Health Center Leadership in California

Is a study by CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, commissioned by the regional and statewide clinic consortia, which examines the demographics, career paths, and job challenges of clinic CEOs. Among CEOs the data suggest a need for attention to succession planning as many founders and long-time CEOs approach retirement.

Tags - Nonprofit Sector
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