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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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5 Hints for Going from Buddy to Boss

Promotion is a way of recognizing talent, rewarding hard work and ensuring continuity within an organization. Promoting one employee from among the ranks of the person’s peers can have its drawbacks, however, if the promoted employee is now in a position of supervising people who previously were peers, or close personal friends. This article discusses how to deal with some of these challenges.

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5 Ideas for Motivating and Managing

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article discusses five considerations that can provide guidance in how to lead staff.

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5 Moments to Ask for Help

No matter how much a nonprofit manager or board member might want to think otherwise, he or she can't do everything without some help when it comes to writing a grant application. The question is, what parts require the most assistance from his or her colleagues?

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5 Steps To Orientating A New CEO

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article offers tips for boards looking to welcome a new chief executive officer and maintain a high level of performance.

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6 Considerations Toward Improving Volunteer Management

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article offers recommendations for how organizations can best manage their volunteers.

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7 Ways for Nonprofits to Make the Most of Google Hangout

Google Hangout can be used to hold video conferences with multiple individuals or groups of people. It is accessible to employees, constituents and volunteers, as anyone with a Google account can take part in a Hangout without having to download additional software or sign up for anything new. In this article, Renee Alexander presents ideas for how nonprofits can use Google Hangout.

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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.

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A Guide to Building A More Aligned and Productive Team

Is an article written by Rosemarie Truman for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, Truman shares the essentials for creating, retaining and galvanizing a dream team of nonprofit staff.

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A New Seat At The Table: When is it Time to Add to Your Senior Management Team?

Is an article by the Bridgespan Group. As organizations grow, so do the demands on their senior staff. But because adding a new position to the senior management team can be a considerable expense and can significantly change how the organization works, most organizations don't undertake this change quickly. So, how does a nonprofit organization know when it's time to add a new position to the team, what specific skill sets to seek, and how to justify the expense?

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Battening Down the Hatches

Is an article written by Elizabeth Zeigler for Stanford Social Innovation Review. In the article, Zeigler shares nonprofit strategies for facing challenges and seeking opportunities with both intentionality and creativity.

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Clients at the Center: Realizing the Potential of Multi-Service Organizations

Is a report written by Bob Searle, Alex Neuhoff and Andrew Belton. Multi-service organizations (MSOs) -nonprofits that provide services across multiple categories such as substance abuse, housing, and education - are uniquely positioned to provide holistic help to clients. While nonprofits that provide a single service (from mentoring to job training) often draw more media attention, perhaps because they are easier to profile, MSOs have tremendous potential to help people struggling with complex

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Court-Ordered Community Service: Volunteers or Prison Labor?

Each year, hundreds of thousands of court-ordered community service workers are placed in nonprofits to fulfill their sentences. Although the image is typically one of a teenager sentenced to picking up litter, court-ordered volunteers perform a wide variety of roles in nonprofits. This article discusses why and why not to accept such volunteers, and how to do it right.

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Creating Your Volunteer Handbook

Is an article written by Connor Thompson for The Nonprofit Partnership. The article details how to craft a volunteer handbook that will help to prevent lawsuits and help volunteers understand what is expected of them.

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Daring to Lead 2011: A National Study of Nonprofit Executive Leadership

Is the latest report of an ongoing research project. Since the last report in 2006, powerful new forces have influenced the work and careers of nonprofit leadersin the US, including the recession. One of the 2011 study's most important findings is that 2/3 of nonprofit executives plan to leave their jobs within five years, despite some slowing of their plans because of the hard economic times. This report, produced by CompassPoint and the Meyer Foundation with the participation of more than 3,00

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Dealing with Difficult Volunteers

Even the best-intentioned people working as volunteers in a nonprofit can cause problems. This publication offers tips to help manage volunteers who do.

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