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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.
10 Strategies to Successfully Start, Fund and Run a Nonprofit Organization,
An article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council, has ten nonprofit leaders share critical pieces of advice for those looking to establish a new nonprofit.
4 Ways to Bringing a New Idea to Life
An article written for The NonProfit Times, provides readers with four suggestions for finding grant support for new, emerging ideas. Readers will learn how to lay a solid foundation of accurate information, and both organizational and community support, to bring fresh ideas to life.
Adaptability: The New Competitive Advantage
Is an article written by Martin Reeves and Mike Deimler. Sustainable competitive advantage no longer comes from traditional positioning or resources. Instead, it stems from the four organizational capabilities that foster rapid adaptation: the ability to read and act on signals of change; the ability to experiment rapidly and frequently-not only with products and services but also with business models, processes, and strategies; the ability to manage complex and interconnected systems of multipl
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.
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.
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.
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.
Creative Disruption: Nonprofit Sabbaticals Improve Organizational Capacity
Is a study report by Third Sector New England's Deborah Linnell and CompassPoint's Tim Wolfred, exposing the myth that an executive sabbatical will be a chaotic disruption. Their study finds instead that the creative disruption of a well-planned sabbatical can be productive for the entire leadership of an organization.
Don't Cook the Frog: Lessons from a Nonprofit's Near-Death Experience
Eckerd Connects was a nonprofit that gradually lost sight of its original mission and almost didn’t survive — much like the fable of the frog being slowly boiled in a pot of water. This white paper shares their experience to help other nonprofits learn how to remain healthy and agile to fulfill their missions as they grow and transform. By accepting reality, operationalizing values, prioritizing execution, and conquering the “messy middle,” nonprofits can deliver on the promise of change
For Resilient Nonprofits, There Is Opportunity in Adversity
All throughout the past year’s crises, nonprofits have turned adversity into opportunities to serve their communities in previously unimagined ways, managing risks and harvesting rewards in the process. This article by Meera Chary and Bill Breen is the final in a three-part series on building nonprofit resilience.
Fortifying LA’s Nonprofit Organizations
Capacity Building Needs and Services in Los Angeles County is the report of a study commissioned by the Weingart Foundation and conducted by TCC Group. Hard copies of the report are available by email request to.
How Can I Start My Own Nonprofit?
Is an article written by Charlotte Cowles for New York Magazine. In the article, Cowles advises readers on how to navigate the 501(c)(3) process, offering advice from several nonprofit founders along the way.
How Nonprofits Can Truly Advance Change
Stepping into our potential to create more visionary change in the world will require significant changes in every aspect of work in the nonprofit arena. And because change happens via collective action by real people, perhaps the most important question we can ask is this: If it winds up that what must change is us, are we willing to make that change?
How to Successfully and Sustainably Scale Your Nonprofit
How to Successfully and Sustainably Scale Your Nonprofit is an article written by Eric Griswold for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, Griswold defines what it means to “scale” and identifies some areas the management team or board of directors should focus on to effectively scale a nonprofit.
Human Services: Profiles from the article, How Nonprofits Get Really Big
These profiles share the challenges the organizations faced, and the actions they took to help fund their growth strategies.