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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.
Two Models for Nonprofit Funding Allocation: Lessons for Nonprofit Managers
Is an article by Maureen Berner, Meredith Hatch and Eileen Youens that discusses two models for nonprofit funding allocations and their relationship to government. It interweaves discussions with nonprofit managers and looks closely at ten local governments throughout the United States.
Types of Databases for Managing Constituents
Every nonprofit has constituents, and just like every other nonprofit, each one wants to track data about them. From donors to clients to volunteers to advocates to alumni, and many other types, any organization would love to find a magic system that lets them track everything they want to know about each type of constituent, including every interaction and every conversation they've ever had with the staff-plus the ability to spit out exactly the right information whenever it's needed.
UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising
All too often, nonprofit organizations pin their hopes and dreams for fundraising on one person – namely, the development director. This study’s results confirm that many of the fundraising challenges facing nonprofits today can be traced to high turnover and many other problems in the development director position.
Use Influencer Marketing to Achieve Your Nonprofit Goals
An article written by Gloria Horsley for Forbes Nonprofit Council, defines influencer marketing and how to best implement it on a budget.
Using Loans: A 101 Guide to Borrowing for Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofit organizations share many characteristics with businesses - both have revenues, expenses, personnel, and facilities - and like businesses, nonprofit organizations sometimes need cash in the form of a loan to operate their programs effectively. This article by the Nonprofit Assistance Fund discusses how loans can be a tool the helps nonprofits to grow and succeed.
Using Shared Services to Maximize Your Nonprofit Budget
Using Shared Services to Maximize Your Nonprofit Budget is an article written by Lori Manzelli for Third Sector New England. The article discusses two models for change that allow nonprofit organizations to maximize economies of scale by adopting alternate structures focused on partnership. With these models, nonprofits can save money, increase collaboration, and build their capacity to focus on their mission-based work.
Using Story to Change Systems
Is an article written for Stanford Social Innovation Review. The article provides advice for developing new processes of collective storytelling to navigate turbulent times and foster systems change.
VNR Resource Directory for Nonprofit Capacity Building in Los Angeles Resource Directory for Nonprofit Capacity Building in Los Angeles
The 19th edition of this Directory (May 2022) offers a starting place to identify individuals and organizations providing capacity-building services and resources to nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County. It provides information This free accessible document includes brief listings of information about: Consultants, Foundations, HR Provider Organizations, Grantseeker Information Centers, Management Support Organizations, Nonprofit Executive Director Coalitions, Nonprofit Management Hi
VNR Volunteer Resource Guide
Is a brief guide to organizations, websites and publications that can help nonprofits and their staffs make better use of volunteers. Developed by Valley Nonprofit Resources as a handout for workshops on volunteer management.
Want Compelling Stories? Make Friends with the People on Your Front Line
Is an article written by Kristy Hayter for NTEN. The article discusses the importance of building relationships within a nonprofit and finding storytelling champions for the organization. It is important to have champions and writers that understand why sharing stories is so impactful for supporters and donors.
Want To Implement A Growth Mindset? 14 Tips For New Nonprofit Managers
New managers are placed in a unique position where they must be quick to continue carrying out the goals of their organization while also encouraging the people they lead. For some, this can mean upholding the status quo, but for others, it’s a chance to expand on how the organization currently operates. While change can bring with it great things, altering the established culture and operations of an organization is not an easy task, especially when a leader attempts to do it alone. To
Wellness Programs in Nonprofit Organizations
For-profit companies have learned the benefits to helping employees stay well. Nonprofits generally have believed that the costs are prohibitive considering their often limited resources. This white paper points out ways to achieve the same benefits for nonprofits at limited cost.
What Are the Benefits of a More Diverse Board of Directors?
Is an article written by Stephen Jackson for Techsoup. The article discusses the racial makeup between nonprofit boards and the U.S. population as a whole and identifies the benefits of having a diverse board of directors.
What Do We Know About Nonprofit Mergers?
Is a review of nonprofit merger research literature. It identifies 30 factors that can affect a merger's success. The review was compiled by Management Assistance Program in partnership with Wilder Research.
What Does It Take to Grow a Nonprofit?
Teamwork and Capital? is an article written by Gayle Nelson for The Nonprofit Quarterly. The article discusses the importance of a strong team of leaders, outcome evaluation, and access to capital, and explains how they are used together to facilitate nonprofit growth.