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The Connect For More team has assembled the following collection resources to better serve our clients and their communities. Please feel free to click on any of interest or visit the resource detail below to help you learn more about how you can connect it to your mission work. If you find any of the links or information outdated, please contact us and we’ll be happy to update it.

Capacity Building & Best Practices

National Organization dedicated to the strengthening and empowerment of an organization’s leadership and governance as a mean to ensure that each nonprofit is achieving its mission. BoardSource provides support and assessments for boards to evaluate themselves and pursue continued development, as well as access to a vast array of resources to facilitate the process.

~ Board Self Assessment and access to BoardSource’s online Member library to support Board Development
~ Online Support and Guidance
~ Access to training and education programs for members
~ Access to resources, networks, and publications
~ Consulting Services
~ Blog

Board members and organization leaders seeking to improve governance and consequently, amplify the impact of their organizations.

The Charity Defense Council is committed to empowerment of the nonprofit sector by advocating for a more favorable legal and social environment for the sector itself. To do so, the Charity Defense Council has 5 fronts: the antidefamatory force, Public Campaigns, a Legal Defense Fund, The “National Civil Rights Act for Charity and Social Enterprises”, and sector organization.

~ Blog about nonprofits & the sector overall
~ Membership available

All Nonprofits, their leaders, and allies.

Independent Sector is devoted to the advancement of social causes and the common good. To do so, IS performs a variety of functions meant to address sector issues, promote policies, encourage engagement, develop leadership, and represent the independent sector.

~ Obtain information regarding policy issues
~ Leadership development resources
~ Governance resources ( i.e. “The Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practices”)
~ IRS Form 990 resources
~ Conferences
~ Threads: Insights from the Charitable Community
~ Reports and Information regarding the sector’s impact
~ Membership available with various benefits

All Nonprofits, their leaders, and allies.

The National Council of Nonprofits is an association that advocates for in the name of the nation’s charitable organizations. It works through a network of state associations and thousands of organizations that are part of those, as well as Nonprofit Ally members and Nonprofit Policy Allies. Moreover, the Council of Nonprofits shares information regarding trends and policy issues that might be useful to organizations,professionals, and the communities.

~ Wide variety of reports and tools for all things nonprofit: from how to start a nonprofit to board responsibilities, investing, fundraising, and more.
~ Free Newsletters
~ Membership to join Network/ State Association

Nonprofit organizations, nonprofit professionals, and even communities.

The Foundation Center is a nonprofit that focuses on the recompilation, analysis, and sharing of data and information for the public and the sector.

~ Data and knowledge services
~ Free website building
~ Learning from experts and peers(fundraising, sustainability, leadership and management, and more)
~ Finding grants resources
~ Skill training/ Webinars

All Nonprofits, their leaders, and allies.

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is committed to strengthening the nonprofit sector through a stronger and better prepared workforce.

~ Awards the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential
~ Recruitment of CNP students via Partnership with Alliance
~ Various training and learning opportunities

Nonprofits, nonprofit professionals.

PPP in Tampa Bay is dedicated to promoting charitable giving by providing a space and network to plan, exchange ideas, and coordinate.

~ Events (membership meetings and others) that focus on different topics
~ “Speakers Bureau” focused on promoting charitable giving in communities
~ “Resources for Philanthropic Planners”

Nonprofit/charitable organizations, professionals and donors.

Charity Navigator rates and evaluates charitable organizations across the country so that donors have useful information when allocating their resources. CN rates organizations based primarily on their financial health and on their Accountability and Transparency.

~ Tips for Donors
~ Information about the sector
~ Reports/evaluations of Charities

Donors/ people interested in allocating their resources towards charitable organizations.

GuideStar is a nonprofit that organizes and facilitates the provision of information about other nonprofit and charitable organizations under one free database. In doing so, it hopes to facilitate and encourage donations and charitable giving.

~ GuideStar Premium/Pro are search and analysis tools available at a cost for different professionals in the field ranging from nonprofit managers to accountants and researchers.
~ GuideStar for Grant Applications
~ GuideStar nonprofit directory

Nonprofits, donors, professionals in the field, and other related professionals .

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance focuses on publishing reports on national charities so that donors are able to make informed and wise decisions.

~ Wise Giving Guide magazine (3x per year)
~ BBB Accredited Charity Seal option
~ Reports available on charities

Donors and Charities.

GPA is membership association for grant professionals at all levels. It focuses on the development of the the profession, and its specialists. GPA work of professionals and resources through regional chapters that exist throughout the country.

~ Membership provides industry news, professional development opportunities, discussion groups, Grant Software discounts, and more
~ Consultant directory
~ Certification available

Grant professionals (directory available to those in need of a grant professional).

Policies and practices that the IRS likes to see in organizations seeking tax exemptions.

~ PDF that discusses specific practices and policies for organizations

Public Charities (and even private foundations)

Council on Foundations is an association for grant-making foundations and corporations. It aims to encourage, facilitate, and strengthen charitable giving around the world.

~ Philanthropy Exchange private social network
~ Conferences, Webinars, and other events for professional development
~ Research and other publications

Philanthropic leaders and foundations.

“The Bridgespan Group is a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists. We collaborate with social sector leaders to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness and accelerate learning.”

~ “Strategy consulting, leadership development, philanthropy advising, practical insights”

Nonprofit Organizations.

NFF focuses on helping mission driven organizations achieve their full potential not only through strategic investments, but also through strategic advice. Moreover, given NFF’s experience, they are able to provide valuable insight to organizations.

~ Loans and financing for nonprofits, advisory services, growth and capital services, financial education, and more.
~ Tools and Resources sections with articles, research, surveys, glossary of financial terms, and more.

Nonprofit/mission driven organizations, donors/funders.

The Nonprofit Risk Management Center focuses on helping nonprofit organizations manage risk in different areas (employment practices, governance, and others). To do so, NRMC offer a variety of services and resources at an affordable price.

~ Membership,
~ Some free publications, conferences
~ Online resources, tutorials, programs regarding risk management and more

Nonprofit organizations

Third Sector leads governments, high performing nonprofits, and private funders in building evidence based initiatives that address society’s most persistent challenges. As experts in innovative public- private contracting strategies, Third Sector is an architect and builder of the nation’s most promising Pay for Success projects.

~ Pay for Success program links funders to social service providers that address issues that the government has identified. Outcomes are evaluated and government repays if initiative is successful.
~ News and Blogs with resourceful information

Governments/nonprofits

Connectors & Educators of the Nonprofit Sector

Alliance for Justice is an association of hundreds of organizations that represent a broad array of social issues The Alliance for Justice aims to advance justice in our society by supporting judges that respect human and constitutional rights, ensuring that the Supreme Court is just, encouraging nonprofit advocacy, as well as informing nonprofits of their rights to do so.

~ AFJ works towards a legal and political environment is just for and open to nonprofits, their causes, and their needs
~ Information, reports, and blogs regarding the justice system
~ Bolder Advocacy Blog which includes resources and tools for nonprofit advocacy

Nonprofits

With SVP locations in cities all around the world, SVP is a global network of donors looking to better the world by investing in nonprofits in their communities. SVP partners with nonprofits so that they are able to have a broader and stronger impact in the world.

~ Chosen nonprofits benefit from 3-5 years of unrestricted funding and capacity building with the help of volunteers or even paid consultants
~ See website to see all SVP offices & apply for grant

Donors, nonprofits, volunteers

YNPN is committed to the empowerment and development of young, emerging leaders in the field of nonprofit work. The organization provides a network of people and resources to help leaders make a greater impact in the world through their work. In doing so, it strengthens the social sector.

~ Research and data on nonprofit work
~ Various chapters across the country
~ Education, training and discussion for members

Nonprofit Professionals

NTEN is an association for nonprofit technology professionals. It aims to integrate effective use of technology into the nonprofit sector as means of improve and organization’s work and fulfillment of their missions.

~ Membership, discussion groups, clubs in various locations, Communities of Practice for various interest areas, Research reports, educational resources, and more
~ Case Studies, News & Announcements

Nonprofit technology professionals and even other nonprofit professionals in other areas (development, fundraising, and others).

Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay aims strengthen the nonprofit sector by offering nonprofit education and connecting professionals in the Tampa Bay area. They offer training, certificates, and various other resources to leaders in the sector so that their organizations can be even more impactful.

~ Certificate Programs for various areas of interest
~ Online or custom training available
~ Fund development Coaching
~ Conferences

Nonprofit professionals

NCC is a network of nonprofit consultants in the Tampa Bay area committed to promoting excellence and collaboration in the field all to benefit nonprofits and their causes. NCC serves as a resource to the community by providing a list of nonprofit consultants who work in a variety of areas and who uphold the values of the organization. NCC also benefits member consultants by enabling access to an active network of fellow consultants who come together to discuss issues, share resources, and more.

~ Search for a consultant with expertise in particular areas (Financial management, fundraising, grant writing, and more)
~ Training for nonprofits in the form of conferences, classes, and workshops

Nonprofits, nonprofit consultants, nonprofit leaders

INIE was created to be a resource center for nonprofits in the Florida region. It advocates on behalf of the sector and enables it to grow and strengthen by providing opportunities such as training, workshops, and networking events to professionals and organizations.

~ Nonprofit After Dark (networking social event)
~ Variety of workshops/trainings in different topics such as professional development and nonprofit administrations
~ Pro bono legal clinic
~ Career Center

Nonprofits, nonprofit professionals

Grants Collaborative of Tampa Bay focuses on connecting and developing grant professionals and increasing accessibility to resources in order to enable professionals to work more effectively.

~ Free resources for proposal writing assistance, general grant related resources, data sources, and more
~ Membership available to access a growing network of professionals and resources

Grant/ resource development professionals and those interested in the field

The Florida Nonprofit Alliance is a statewide coalition of nonprofits focused on research, collaboration, and advocacy. Our mission is to inform, promote, and strengthen Florida’s nonprofit sector. We provide a collective voice at the state and national levels, educating elected officials and other constituents, and serve as a central resource and referral center complete with sector data, public policy updates, advocacy tools, and resources.

~ Membership with access to forums focused on various topics, sector research and more
~ Nonprofit jobs and consultant directory

Nonprofit organizations and professionals

SEA is a membership organization that aims to support and grow the social enterprise sector by facilitating access to resources, connecting those in the field, and promoting a favorable environment for successful social enterprises.

~ Membership, various chapters, discussion groups
~ Resources, toolkits, and articles regarding social enterprise

Social enterprises, professionals in the field

Community Wealth Partners is a for profit organization dedicated to helping other mission driven organizations make a greater social impact. To do so, CWP provides consulting services such as strategy and implementation, leadership development and coaching, and community collaboration. CWP prides themselves in truly becoming partners with these organizations as they strive to enact change.

~ Strategic Capacity Building, Strategy &N Implementation, Community Collaboration, Performance measurement & evaluation
~ Research & case studies online
~ “Transformation Insights” – insights drawn from the successes of different campaigns, movements, and organizations
~ Social Transformation Resources (articles and guides)

Nonprofits, nonprofit professionals and leaders

Network for Good helps channel donor funds to nonprofits using the internet and mobile technology.

~ Suite for fundraising software and services
~ Free Fundraising Resource Library
~ Blog, Webinars, and more
~ The Quick-Start Guide to Donor Management

Nonprofits and donors

TechSoup focuses on making technology solutions accessible to organizations and other agents of social change so that they are able to better accomplish their missions.

~ TechSoup product donation program
~ TechSoup Global Network
~ Articles and how to’s

Nonprofits/NGO’s, even donors/ grant makers

Nonprofit Tech for Good focuses on being a resource for nonprofit professionals, particularly regarding online technology, communications, fundraising and more. Nonprofit Tech for you disseminates useful information on how the Internet can be a powerful technology for social change.

~ Info on different social media and how they can be beneficial (example: Facebook fundraising tool)
~ Trainings and Webinars

Nonprofit professionals and leaders

Sector Table Data & Information

Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States.

Leading with Intent, it is the only national survey to gather information from both chief executives and board chairs on their experiences in the boardroom. Leading with Intent identifies trends in board composition, policies, and practices as well as provides a detailed view of the challenges nonprofit boards are facing as they conduct their work.

Leading with Intent, it is the only national survey to gather information from both chief executives and board chairs on their experiences in the boardroom. Leading with Intent identifies trends in board composition, policies, and practices as well as provides a detailed view of the challenges nonprofit boards are facing as they conduct their work.

Nonprofit Movements

The Charity Defense Council is committed to empowerment of the nonprofit sector by advocating for a more favorable legal and social environment for the sector itself. To do so, the Charity Defense Council has 5 fronts: the anti-defamatory force, Public Campaigns, a Legal Defense Fund, The “National Civil Rights Act for Charity and Social Enterprises”, and sector organization.

~ Blog about nonprofits & the sector overall
~ Membership available

All Nonprofits, their leaders, and allies

Stand for your Mission is campaign highlighting the importance of having Boards advocate on behalf of their organization’s mission. SFYM sets the bar that board members should reach and provides resources for board members to take a greater role in advocacy.

~ Discussion Guide and other informative resources regarding Advocacy
~ Legal Resources
~ Advocacy Capacity Tool
~ Success stories to learn from
~ Trainings and Events

Nonprofit board members

The Case Foundation strives to boldly address social issues by igniting civic engagement, unleashing entrepreneurship, and revolutionizing philanthropy. Their Be Fearless campaign encourages a bolder and risk-taking approach towards social change.

~ Be Fearless framework for action and case studies
~ Various guides and articles related to social impact and change

Social change makers, nonprofits, nonprofit leaders

Publications & Blogs

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let’s change the way we think about changing the world.

Blue Avocado is the semi-monthly newsletter of American Nonprofits, a membership organization that provides practical financial information and support to U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, staff, stakeholders and volunteers. It is created by and for community-based nonprofits.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy delivers news and advice to professionals in the philanthropic sector. Moreover, The Chronicle has a job listings section for those looking for career opportunities in the sector.

Nonprofit Quarterly is a news organization focused on nonprofits and philanthropy. It is a great source of information not only for nonprofit leaders, but also activists, volunteers, and else everyone involved in the civil sector.

Daily news for nonprofit decision-makers.

Carol Weisman’s Blog on “Fundraising, Philanthropy, and Governance”. Her website also offers a variety of services and resources for nonprofits regarding those areas.

Fired Up Fundraising is focused on fundraising strategies. This website provides a variety of learning and informative resources from Gail Perry, an international fundraising consultant renowned for her work in this field.

Karen Eber Davis helps business use philanthropy as a propulsion tool to grow their profits and performance. As the leading authority on ways that nonprofits and for-profits can engage with each other to create dynamic partnerships, she helps leaders to create extraordinary impact and increase profits. Aside from her consulting services, her website offers practical resources for professionals including a blog, podcasts, reports, newsletters, recommended readings, and Karen’s Book.

Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits can use Social media. Beth is an internationally recognized trainer who has developed and implemented effective sector capacity building programs that help organizations integrate social media, network building, and relationship marketing best practices.

In this website, you can find information about this prolific author’s books and an archive of his articles.

Since 2006, Working Moms Against Guilt (or WMAG, as we affectionately call it) is a blog, an online community, a way of approaching motherhood … but at its heart, Working Moms Against Guilt serves as an outlet and resource for moms all over the world who battle guilt at the office, at family functions, in the minivan, on the playground—you name it. We aim to help them win the battle and feel good (or at least, good enough) about themselves, their choices, and their lives.

All things nonprofit blog (with a humorous twist) by nonprofit professional, speaker, and writer, Vu Le. Blog categories range from board relations to staff dynamics and much more.

Thought Leaders

Peter Drucker is considered the father of management. Throughout his work, Drucker called for a healthy balance—between short-term needs and long-term sustainability; between profitability and other obligations; between the specific mission of individual organizations and the common good; between freedom and responsibility.

Daniel Forrester in a management consulting expert for both nonprofits and for profit organization. He highlights and focuses on the importance on company culture. He is also the founder of Thruue, a consulting company with that same focus.

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non governmental organizations, and not-for profits. We help our clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals.

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non governmental organizations, and not-for profits. We help our clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals.

Patrick Lencioni is the founder of The Table Group. He is a highly recognized writer and speaker for his work regarding organizational health, leadership, and team dynamics.

Dr. Senge has lectured extensively throughout the world, translating the abstract ideas of systems theory into tools for better understanding of economic and organizational change. His areas of special interest focus on decentralizing the role of leadership in organizations so as to enhance the capacity of all people to work productively toward common goals. Dr. Senge’s work articulates a cornerstone position of human values in the workplace; namely, that vision, purpose, reflectiveness, and systems thinking are essential if organizations are to realize their potentials. He has worked with leaders in business, education, health care and government.

Alltop is a search engine for news.

~ Keep up with the latest news in the nonprofit sector (or topic of your interest)

Everyone

NoMarginNoMission.org provides consulting services nationally to nonprofits. They offer customized services to clients and work alongside them to meet each organization’s specific needs.

~ Questionnaire to determine if their services would be useful to your organization
~ NoMarginNoMission will help organizations “plan, train, implement”

Nonprofit professionals, leaders, and organizations

Nonprofit Vote partners with nonprofits and organizations in order to facilitate and encourage voter engagement. They try to increase voter participation and figure out the most effective ways for organizations to provide these services. They work with various state and national partners to render their help.

~ Voter engagement resource library with toolkits, guides, checklists, and more.

Nonprofits

Compass Point is a national nonprofit leadership and management practice”. They provide a variety of services including consulting, coaching, leadership programs, trainings, networks, and research.

~ Research and articles (mostly free)
~ Newsletter with news and resources
~ Workshops

Nonprofits, leaders

BoardEffect is a board portal software where you can manage scheduling, tasks, approvals, and more.

~ Blog, webinars, and events

Nonprofit boards

The American Charities for Reasonable Fundraising Regulation is a 501(c)(3) public foundation sometimes informally known as the “Nonprofit Litigation Coalition.” It is a coalition of nonprofit organizations, their national associations and their supporters.

~ Pursue litigation

Nonprofits

The American Charities for Reasonable Fundraising Regulation is a 501(c)(3) public foundation sometimes informally known as the “Nonprofit Litigation Coalition.” It is a coalition of nonprofit organizations, their national associations and their supporters.

~ Pursue litigation

Nonprofits

Inside NGO focuses on helping international development and relief organizations strengthen their impact by providing them with training, networks, connections, and expertise. Members are international organizations and sector experts.

~ Events/courses/ learning opportunities
~ News and blog
~ The InsideNGO Certificate in USAID Assistance Management

International organizations, sector experts

In an effort to encourage donations and help donors decide where to direct their funds, GiveWell thoroughly evaluates different aspects of charities and publish the results of the analysis. As such, GiveWell “aims to identify the best giving opportunities” for donors.

~ Grant application help (must apply)
~ Blog
~ Top charities

Donors and nonprofits

Great Nonprofits shares stories about local and national nonprofits obtained from people who have experiences with each organization.

~ Apply for “top rated award”
~ Gain exposure and visibility on website
~ Resource links for nonprofits

Nonprofits, their donors, clients, and others

As part of GuideStart, Philanthropedia “rate verified, financially responsible charities according to how much great work they’re doing”.

~ List of nonprofits

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