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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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Boards and Leadership Hires: How to Get It Right

How a board handles a leadership transition can have powerful and long-lasting effects. In this article, Deborah Linnell discusses how a board's handling of this pivotal moment can result in long-lasting problems and what a board can do to get it right.

Tags - Board Development
Boards Cannot Be Sacred, Staff Cannot be Saints, and Founders Should Never Be Martyrs

In this essay, Paul Hogan states his belief that nonprofit workers can be prone to a variety of feelings connected with the sacrifices that people in the sector make, and examines how nonprofit organizations can balance these feelings with being open to learning.

Tags - Board Development
Bridging the Gap: Eight Ways to Integrate Team Members of All Generations

Bridging The Gap: Eight Ways to Integrate Team Members of All Generations is an article written by an expert panel for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, the experts of Forbes Nonprofit Council share their thoughts on how to integrate younger and older workers for the best outcome.

Tags - Human Resources
Build Capacity to Measure and Manage Performance

It's good to do measurement to inform external audiences, but nonprofits that want to have more impact in the world also need the capacity to use measurement to improve their performance.

Tags - Capacity Building
Building a Trust-Based Philanthropy to Shift Power Back to Communities

To realize the deep systemic change that America is demanding, philanthropy must reorganize to build and demonstrate a trust-based culture, invest in community leadership capacity-building, and open up decision-making and information-sharing structures.

 

Tags - Philanthropy
Building an Effective Audit Committee for Your Nonprofit

Is an article written by Patricia E. Farrell for The Legal Intelligencer. The article discusses the benefits of an audit committee and explores how to appoint, integrate and monitor a well-rounded one

Tags - Leadership
Building and Sustaining Strong, Engaged Programs

By Hildy Gottlieb of Help4Nonprofits, discusses how nonprofits need to focus on building their infrastructure as well as their financing, and can be accessed at.

Tags - Capacity Building
Building Capacity Through Networks

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. In the article, nonprofit leaders share the lessons they've learned when looking to strategically leverage networks to build capacity.

Tags - Capacity Building
Building Nonprofit Capacity: A Guide to Managing Change Through Organizational Lifecycles

In this book, authors John Brothers, Senior Fellow at the Support Center for Nonprofit Management, and Anne Sherman, of TCC Group, offer help to nonprofit leaders in figuring out how to effectively navigate change within their organizations, no matter how large or small. They use the theory of nonprofit "lifecycle advancement' as a type of change management that can help organizations build capacities that are appropriate to each stage of their organization's evolution.

Tags - Capacity Building
Building on Outcome-Oriented Annual Incentives

Nonprofit organizations have had to be innovative and flexible in tough economic times, and that is no less true in the area of compensation, especially for top positions. Even in the executive offices, doing more with less is a recurring theme.

Tags - Human Resources
Business Planning for Nonprofits: What It Is and Why It Matters

Is an in-depth article by Kelly Campbell and Betsy Haley of the Bridgespan Group. They explain every step of the business-planning process and give examples of some nonprofits' successful plans, and failures by those nonprofits who neglected to make a written business plan.

Tags - Leadership
Business Planning for Nonprofits: Why, When, and How It Compares to Strategic Planning

Is an article written by Brigette Rouson for the newsletter of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, Enhance. In today's nonprofit sector, with a growing emphasis on an entrepreneurial mindset and investment thinking, business planning is an important topic nonprofit organization leaders to consider, and to compare with strategic planning efforts.

Tags - Strategic Planning
Calming Angry Donors In 10 Steps

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article outlines 10 steps to take to deal with an unsatisfied donor.

Tags - Fundraising
Case Statement for Canoga Park

A summary of statistics and important information about the community of Canoga Park, which can be downloaded as a Word document and modified by Canoga Park nonprofits for their own use in proposals or presentations.

Format - Written Document
Case Statement for Reseda

A summary of statistics and important information about the community of Reseda, which can be downloaded as a Word document and modified by Reseda nonprofits for their own use in proposals or presentations.

Format - Written Document