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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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2022 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey

2022 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey NFF’s 2022 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey collected data, stories, and advice from over 1,100 nonprofit leaders across the nation about the impact of the past two years, from the pandemic to events that activated calls for racial justice.

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2022 Survey - A closer look at LA-area nonprofits

The Committee for Greater LA launched the Strengthening LA’s Nonprofit Organizations project in fall 2022 to encourage the next Mayor of LA to reset how the City partners with nonprofits that deliver critical health, housing, employment and other services for millions of Angelenos. As part of the project, NFF interviewed over a dozen nonprofits with direct City contracts, former and current city administrators, and other subject matter experts in addition to analyzing 2022 State of the

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3 Benefits Of Nonprofit Competition -- And Why We Need It

Is an article written by Tori Utley for Forbes. In the article, Utley identifies the different aspects of competition within the nonprofit sector and the opportunities for growth that come with them.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Lobbying for Nonprofits

Nonprofits are not advocating for the issues that concern their mission and are therefore missing out on an opportunity to have a bigger impact. Nonprofits steer clear of lobbying for many reasons having to do with knowledge, experience, and stigma. For example, many nonprofit leaders don’t know that lobbying is 100% legal for nonprofits. This article contains four steps nonprofits can take now to get smarter about lobbying: accept the importance of lobbying, get the facts, meet with officials

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A Too-Sad Truth About the Nonprofit Sector

Is there something in society's subconscious that expects nonprofits to operate in "poverty-like ways"? This article provides a number of replies, asserting that the "poverty" approach is often not the most effective for a nonprofit to use in reaching its objectives.

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Convergence: How Five Trends Will Reshape the Social Sector

Highlights five key factors that will shape the social sector of the future. Based on extensive review of existing research and in-depth interviews with thought leaders and nonprofit leaders and activists, it explores the trends (Demographic Shifts; Technological Advances; Networks Enabling Work to be Organized in New Ways; Rising Interest in Civic Engagement and Volunteerism; and Blurring of Sector Boundaries) and looks at the ways nonprofits can successfully navigate the changes. The monograph

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From Feel Good to Real Good

In this article, author Kathleen Kelly shares why and how to equip the next generation with the tools they need to deliver on good intentions in their support of the nonprofit sector, as volunteers, as nonprofit staff, or as creators of nonprofits. Current nonprofit leaders can be part of this process by teaching what they’ve learned about how to create and run a nonprofit. And this educational process can start at the high school level or even younger.

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How National Nonprofits Can Help Meet Local Needs

Is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. The article identifies three key areas in which national nonprofits can be more agile in meeting the needs of local communities.

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How Nonprofits Can Change Unfair Law

It can seem like nonprofits have the deck stacked against them and that bringing about meaningful change is next to impossible. Even when changing government policies is the only way forward, the task may appear daunting. Nonprofits are subject to many laws and regulations with unintended consequences that adversely affect the sector’s ability to make a bigger impact. Bringing about change is always an uphill road, but when communities work together, there’s no telling how much th

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How to Start a Nonprofit Organization in California

Is an online guide provided by Harbor Compliance that provides detailed information that covers topics like research that should be done as to the need for another nonprofit, the cost of forming one, necessary paperwork, tax information and other issues.

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Nonprofit Standards, A Benchmarking Survey

BDO's first annual nonprofit benchmarking survey, includes an in-depth analysis of nonprofits' operating reserves, top challenges and future plans for growth - all essential factors to consider in strategic planning.

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Nonprofits Added Jobs Faster Than Businesses Last Decade, Study Finds

Is an article by Noelle Barton. According to a study by the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University, nonprofits added jobs at a rate of 2% from 2000 to 2010 while jobs in the for-profit sector were cut by a rate of .6% each year during that same time period.

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Parenting in America Today

oncerns about their children’s mental health top the list of parental worries in the United States, a report from the Pew Research Center finds. Based on survey responses from 3,757 U.S. adults who are parents of at least one child under the age of 18, the report, Parenting in America Today (44 pages, PDF), found that 40 percent of respondents were extremely or very worried that their children might struggle with anxiety or depression and 35 percent were extremely or very worried about

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Securing the Safety Net: A Profile of Community Clinic and Health Center Leadership in California

Is a study by CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, commissioned by the regional and statewide clinic consortia, which examines the demographics, career paths, and job challenges of clinic CEOs. Among CEOs the data suggest a need for attention to succession planning as many founders and long-time CEOs approach retirement.

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Small Nonprofit Organizations: A Profile of Form 990-N Filers

Is a brief written by Katie L. Roeger. In an effort to keep better track of nonprofit organizations, the Pension Protection Act of 2006 mandated that the more than 714,000 nonprofits with gross receipts less than $25,000 needed to file the new Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard. This new form provides the first data to ever be collected on the smallest nonprofit organizations. This brief provides an overview of the new 990-N filing requirement, profiles the organizations filing the 990-N,

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