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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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8 Healthcare Fundraising Myths

Just as myths exist in life, so do they exist in the nonprofit sector. This article presents eight of the most common myths for nonprofits.

Tags - Fundraising
8 Ways to Find and Retain the Best Managers and Staff

An article written for The NonProfit Times, provides a number of tips for maintaining production value and retaining go-getters during the hiring process.

Tags - Human Resources
8 Ways to Showcase to Funders Your Sustainability

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article shares several ideas for how to best show that a funded program, or parts of it, will continue once a particular grant runs out.

Tags - Communications and Networking
9 Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits to Grow Monthly Donors

Is an article written for TechSoup. The article provides a checklist of nine fundraising ideas for nonprofits to build monthly giving programs and assure long-term financial health.

Tags - Fundraising
9 Ways To Make Major Giving Happen Online

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article describes a number of ways that charitable organizations of any size can attract and engage major donors via their websites.

Tags - Fundraising
A Board Member Crosses the Line

Presents a case of inappropriate and potentially destructive behavior by a board member and suggestions for how the situation can be dealt with effectively.

Tags - Board Development
A Board Member’s Guide to Nonprofit Overhead

Amid the crosstalk about nonprofit overhead, board members and staff do need to understand what the conversation is really about, and how to interpret "what is overhead" for its own organization. This article presents eight key things boards and staff should know about overhead.

Tags - Board Development
A Constant Goal for Fundraisers: Quality Donor Engagement

In this article written for Candid Learning, Jim Eskin discusses how quality engagement with prospects/donors and a tracking system like DIPIs is a smart bet to improve donor friendships and develop more resources to champion a nonprofit’s mission.

Tags - Fundraising
A Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems

Looks at the features and processes used by 28 grants management systems to help private foundations accept and review applications and track grants throughout their life cycles.

Tags - Fundraising
A Few Good Blogging Tools

Personal reasons aside, blogs are particularly useful for organizations as a way to publicize expertise on a topic in the issue area, to educate constituents, promote the organization's work, or share a story from behind-the-scenes. By making the organization easier to find through search engines, a blog is also helpful for promoting a website and online information.

Tags - Social Media
A Few Good Case Management Tools

Was written by Laura Quinn and Jay Leslie for Idealware. If thoughts of detailed client histories and reports to funders are daunting, it may be time to consider the many good case management tools that will help track demographics, interactions, scheduling, billing information, and more. In this article, the authors summarize what tools case management experts recommend.

Tags - Management
A Few Good Constituent Relationship Management Tools

An organization maintains relationships with a number of people in a number of different groups, some discrete, some overlapping, and being able to track and manage information about those relationships is critical to success.

Tags - Communications and Networking
A Few Good Methods for Processing Credit Cards

If a nonprofit needs to accept credit card payments, it's never been easier to do so. Whether those payments include donations made over the phone, on-site registration fees at the next conference, or purchases at a booth, gift shop, or craft fair, there are a number of ways to accept credit cards as payment. Some require different types of hardware and software and relationships with banks. Here are several options and suggestions.

Tags - Finances and Sustainability
A Few Good Online Conferencing Tools

This article looks at the different tools currently available to help have a more integrated experience with a remote group of participants through online conferencing. In the article, a number of nonprofit professionals talk about the tools that have worked for them in this area. While these are not the only tools available—literally dozens of options exist—they are widely used and might work to meet a nonprofit’s needs.

Tags - Communications and Networking
A Few Good Print-on-Demand Tools

Despite frequent claims that print is dead, many nonprofits are looking for ways to affordably create and distribute published works-everything from local directories and guides to full-fledged books. But publishing can take a lot of time and money that could otherwise be spent on programs or mission-related tasks. A Print-On-Demand (POD) service can be a low-cost solution that provides creative services and distribution of printed resources to constituents, wherever they may be.

Tags - Communications and Networking