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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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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
Six Tips to Boost Your Next Crowdfunding Campaign

Is an article written by Sarah Evans for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, Evans shares a number of lessons on what strategies are most effective for a crowdfunding campaign.

Tags - Fundraising
Six Ways Technology Can Cultivate Local Nonprofit Connections

Is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, six nonprofit executives share how they've seen organizations form connections in their local communities by leveraging technological advancements and offer insight into how technology can help other nonprofits do the same.

Tags - Technology
Small Nonprofit Organizations: A Profile of Form 990-N Filers

Is a brief written by Katie L. Roeger. In an effort to keep better track of nonprofit organizations, the Pension Protection Act of 2006 mandated that the more than 714,000 nonprofits with gross receipts less than $25,000 needed to file the new Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard. This new form provides the first data to ever be collected on the smallest nonprofit organizations. This brief provides an overview of the new 990-N filing requirement, profiles the organizations filing the 990-N,

Tags - Nonprofit Sector
Smart Spending: Six Ways to Keep Your Nonprofit's Overhead as Low as Possible

Is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council, shares a number of financial strategies for balancing a budget and controlling overhead.

Tags - Finances and Sustainability
Social Media Capital for Nonprofits: How to Accumulate It, Convert It, and Spend It

Is an article written by Chao Guo and Gregory D. Saxton for The Nonprofit Quarterly. The article presents a logic model for nonprofit organizations currently using, or planning to use, social media to illustrate why and how social media capital is the linchpin or social media’s return on investment.

Tags - Social Media
Social Media for Nonprofits Resource Guide

This VNR publication provides tips for nonprofits as they make more systematic use of social media for community outreach, professional collaboration and other purposes. It also identifies a number of social media websites, and provides resources for further exploration.

Tags - Social Media
Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up and Make a Difference

Is an article written by Kathleen Kelly Janus for Stanford Social Innovation Review. In her article, Janus identifies the many strategies nonprofits need to lay the foundation for success and social impact.

Tags - Capacity Building
Stalking the High Net Worth Donor

In this article, Nonprofit Quarterly editor Ruth McCambridge summarizes the 2016 US Trust Report on High Net Worth Philanthropy, which brings together new data about the wealthiest donors in the US and how they give to nonprofits. The study is based on a survey of 1,435 households with net assets of $1 million or more and annual incomes of $200,000 or more. Sample finding: these donors give the most to charities that address basic human needs (food, housing, etc.), followed by religious, health,

Tags - Fundraising