Free Non Profit Resources
The Community Tool Box: The Community Tool Box is a global resource for free information on essential skills for building healthy communities. It offers more than 7,000 pages of practical guidance in creating change and improvement. http://ctb.ku.edu/en/default.aspx
Peter Drucker Foundation: The Leader to Leader Institute furthers its mission-to strengthen the leadership of the social sector-by providing social sector leaders with essential leadership wisdom, inspiration and resources to lead for innovation and to build vibrant social sector organizations. It is this essential social sector, in collaboration with its partners in the private and public sectors, that changes lives and builds a society of healthy children, strong families, decent housing, good schools, work that dignifies, all embraced by the diverse, inclusive, cohesive community that cares about all of its people. http://www.leadertoleader.org/index.html
Guidestar: View funders’ 990 tax returns to see how much they are distributing and to whom. http://www2.guidestar.org/
Kids Count: The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Center includes community-level data in addition to city, state, and national data. Find more than 100 indicators of child well-being, including economic status, health, safety, and risk factors. Create your own maps, graphs, and charts for use in presentations or on your own website. http://www.aecf.org/MajorInitiatives/KIDSCOUNT.aspx
Blue Avocado: Online newsletter http://www.blueavocado.org/
Network for Good: Weekly online fundraising and nonprofit marketing tips newsletter. http://www.networkforgood.com/
Charity Channel: Offers eNewsletters on Fundraising, Board Governance, Volunteer Management, Nonprofit Consulting and Book Reviews of nonprofit resources http://www.charitychannel.com/
Nonprofit Times: A business publication for nonprofit organizations, including a job site. http://www.nptimes.com/
Philanthropy Journal: A journal of information for and about the philanthropic community including listings of recent grant awards and positions available in the field. http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/
Social Innovation Review: Strategies, tools and ideas for nonprofits, foundations and socially responsible businesses http://www.ssireview.org/
The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Provides up to date information for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise http://philanthropy.com/section/Home/172
For info on board leadership, our favorite spot is www.boardsource.org.
To learn more about federal grants, go to www.grants.gov.
For information about general non-profit leadership, we suggest: www.npgoodpractice.org, www.charitychannel.com, www.bbb.org/us/Charity-Standards, www.faithandleadership.com, www.guidestar.org, www.nonprofitleadershipcenter.com