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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.
2023 Not-for-Profit Trends Report
2023 Not-for-Profit Trends Report includes polling data collected from 225 executives from across the nonprofit sector. The report, prepared by accounting firm UHY LLP, states that 41.3 percent of nonprofits reported no change in their total contributions over the last 12 months, while 34.9 percent saw declines and 23.8 percent saw increases. Fear of recession was the top reported cause for declining donations.
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.
How to Start a Nonprofit That Will Change the World
This article by Anne Behk reviews May L. Harris’s How to Start a Nonprofit That Will Change the World: A Nonprofit Counsel Resource Guide. The review highlights the main points that Harris elaborates on in her book, where she details what steps should be taken to set up a successful nonprofit.
Living Into Your Strategic Plan: A Guide to Implementation That Gets Results"
This six-step guide can help create a path toward implementation. It provides strategies and tools nonprofits can use to implement their strategic plans, in an effort to achieve impact year after year.
Marrying Mission with Strategic Planning & Evaluation
In this article, Karen Topakian describes nonprofit organizations that have found successful and innovative ways to couple mission with strategic planning and evaluation.
Strategic Planning Overview
This brief VNR publication provides definitions, tips for preparation and resources for nonprofits that are developing a strategic plan. It is also a reference document for VNR's technical assistance consultation to Valley nonprofits on strategic planning.