BOARD OF DIRECTORS RESOURCES
GRANTMAKER DATABASES, FOR GRANTSEEKERS
PA Foundations Online A searchable database to help grantseekers discern priorities of grantmaking foundations in PA
Chester County Library in Exton – Regional Foundation Center
Free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and the Foundation Center’s electronic databases
Free Library in Phila – Regional Foundation Center Philadelphia region’s largest publicly accessible collection of print and electronic resources on fundraising, nonprofit management, philanthropy and institutional advancement. Provides free access to the Foundation Directory Online–the most comprehensive database of U.S. grant makers and their grants.
The Foundation Center A searchable database to help grantseekers discern priorities of U.S. foundations, with analysis of funding trends. Free and fee-based online fundraising training webinars…Some of the best around.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, FOR FUNDRAISERS
Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Association of Fundraising Professionals – Brandywine Chapter Enhances philanthropic effectiveness by promoting ethical practices, professional development, education, communication, leadership and service
American Association for Fundraising Counsel-The Giving Institute, Chicago members must uphold highest ethical standards in fundraising; publishes Giving USA annual report on U.S. charitable giving
NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP RESOURCES, FOR STAFF & BOARD
These websites have some of the best articles and resources customized for nonprofits on a comprehensive array of topics: Boards & Governance, Evaluation, Finance, Fundraising, Leadership & Innovation, Legal, Managing People, Marketing & Communications, Strategic Planning, Technology & Facilities.
LaSalle Nonprofit Center – Phila
Villanova University – Principles of Fundraising AFP Trainings – Phila
Authenticity Consulting Free NP Management Library by Carter McNamera – MN
Board Cafe newsletter published by Blue Avacado for nonprofit boards; short enough to read over a cup of coffee
Board Source board assessment and training materials to strengthen nonprofit boards
Center for Nonprofit Management Answer Guide – LA
CompassPoint Resource Directory/Nonprofit Genie – SF
Don Kramer’s Nonprofit Issues-Law You Need to Know – Phila
E-philanthropy Foundation – Network for Good Free fundraising guides and online fundraising/marketing tips
Know Your Own Bone – Chicago – millennial creative engagement in boards, planning & fundraising
Lily Center IUPUI Philanthropy & Fundraising Research – IN
PA Association for Nonprofit Organizations
U.S. Labor Dept Overtime Regulations-Impact on NPOs – The National Council of Nonprofits compiled key details on the new rule & how it will apply to nonprofits as of Dec. 2016.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The NonProfit Times News
Nonprofit Risk Management Center inspires effective risk management and Risk Champions across the nonprofit sector. Enabling nonprofit leaders to identify and manage risks that threaten their missions and operations, while empowering them to leverage opportunities and take bold, mission-advancing risks. Check out the most recent article on “A Violation of Trust: Fraud Risk in Nonprofit Organizations”
SELF ASSESSMENT FINANCE TOOL – free – confidential, 35 question survey to rate your non-profit’s financial management best practices. Through this survey, you will learn areas of strengths and improvements for your own non-profit and for all respondents as a sector. Designed by Lauren Lawlor, accounting/finance student at West Chester University for Capstone Project.
National Council of Nonprofits – An explanation of principles of good governance and ethical and prudent practices for your nonprofit.
Propel Nonprofits – Financial management resource library which includes articles, templates, and videos to help non-profits develop and implement effective practices.
Free Financial Management for Nonprofits – Basics of financial management
The Wallace Foundation– Resource hub for non-profit financial management including tools, templates, and studies
501 Commons – Tools and best practices in financial management areas of policies, procedures and internal controls, monitoring of practice and performance, and understanding of financial reports
Internal Controls Checklist – Sample internal controls checklist for non-profits
United Way Center For Nonprofit Excellence – Financial management resources and articles for non-profits (audits, budgeting, compliance, risk management, accounting software)
Tax Workshops – Virtual tax basics workshops and resources provided by the IRA for new and existing 501 (c) (3) organizations.
FISCAL AGENCY SPONSORSHIP
As a significant part of their mission, these nonprofit institutions serve as fiscal agents for emerging, grassroots and smaller nonprofits. They extend their 501(c) (3) status under a fiscal agency agreement and provide a suite of administrative and capacity building services. Although they are located in Center City, their reach extends throughout the Delaware Valley.
Urban Affairs Coalition www.uac.org Founded in the 1960’s, UAC has over 55 nonprofit causes under its umbrella. Located on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. Contact Karen Harvey, Director of Program Services firstname.lastname@example.org 215-851-1882
Resources for Human Development www.rhd.org RHD’s New Beginnings program http://www.rhd.org/Programs/NonprofitIncubator.aspx is a comprehensive incubator that provides fiscal sponsorship and 501(c) (3) nonprofit status, technical assistance, full fiscal oversight, an annual audit, professional liability insurance, office space (for those programs that need it), access to topical workshops and other skill-building opportunities, meeting space at RHD, and payroll and human resources services for those programs that can afford to hire staff. Located on Wissahickon Avenue in Philadelphia. Contact email@example.com 215-951-0300
Culture Works Greater Philadelphia www.Cultureworksphila.org is a management commons for arts, heritage, and creative communities. Located on Walnut Street in Philadelphia. Apply at https://www.cultureworksphila.org/apply. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 267-597-3809.