Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northeast Indiana Chapter
Local affiliate of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Attend monthly educational luncheons for a fee.
Go! Break the Fundraising Stalemate Guide (PDF)
Download this Board guide created with funding from the Greater Fort Wayne Community Foundation and the Foellinger Foundation, or pick up cardstock copies of the Go!Guide series at the PCNRC. Please call ahead to request more than four copies.
Network for Good
Free fundraising training and resources on best practices. Subscription e-newsletter offers timely tips.
Introduction to Development and Fundraising
From Idealist.org, an introduction to nonprofit finance and fundraising, with links to resources for further study.
PCNRC posts on Fundraising
Click here to see our posts on fundraising resources, like books, or online training. Using the category “Fundraising” from our homepage will give you the same collection of posts.
Nonprofit Management Resources Links
Alliance for Nonprofit Management
A membership organization, the Alliance for Nonprofit Management offers training and resources to paid members, some free resources, and some with reduced fees for members.
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is a consulting, research, and training organization providing nonprofits with management tools, strategies, and resources to lead change in their communities.
A coalition of leading nonprofits, foundations and corporations strengthening not-for-profits, with a Resource Center for Good Governance and Ethical Practice including dozens of policies. Access to the Resource Center requires one-time registration.
Nonprofit and Philanthropy Good Practice Guide
Managed by the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University, the Nonprofit and Philanthropy Guide offers many resources organized by category.
Nonprofit Virtual Library
An extensive alphabetical list of web resources, many with annotations, provided by the Michigan State University Libraries.
This website provides a collection of e-learning lessons and guidebooks developed by the National Resource Center to support Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) grantees between 2002 and 2010. The website remains publicly available as resource for nonprofit capacity builders nationwide on the a dozen topics.
The Art and Science of Budgeting I and II (PDF slides)
Hosted by North Sky Nonprofit Network, The Art and Science of Budgeting I and II are a set of powerpoints by Steve Zimmerman Spectrum Nonprofit Services.
Fiscal Management Associates Research, Publications and Tools
A collection of resources on nonprofit financial management.
Nonprofit Assistance Fund’s Resource Library
Learn about nonprofit financial management with templates, guides and webinars.
Nonprofit Finance 101
From Nonprofit Finance Fund, a list of key articles and free resources about nonprofit finance.
Consultant or Employee?
From Third Sector New England, an article on the employment laws regulating the matter.
Exempt Employer’s Toolkit and Employment Taxes for Exempt Employers
Resources and forms for nonprofit employers from the IRS.
FAQs on Nonprofit Unemployment Obligations
Frequently asked questions from the 501 Alliance, a consulting firm on nonprofit unemployment.
Nonprofit Risk Management Center
The Nonprofit Risk Management Center website offers employment practices tools and fact sheets from a risk management perspective.
U.S. Employee Laws
From Carter McNamara’s Free Management Library.
Working with Consultants
A forty+ page PDF guide from Strengthening Nonprofits on preparing for, selecting, hiring, and managing a consultant as well as life after a consultant.
Working with a Consultant
A five-page PDF guide from Montana Nonprofit Association on when to hire a consultant, when not to hire a consultant, and the preparing to hire, the hiring process, working with a consultant and evaluating the work.
Marketing & Communications
Basic Definitions: Advertising, Marketing, Promotion, Public Relations and Publicity, and Sales
From Carter McNamara’s online Free Management Library.
Corporation for National and Community Service Resource Center – Web 2.0 and Social Media
The Corporation’s most recommended links on the subject.
A blog by Nancy Schwartz on nonprofit communications with case studies, tools, reports and more.
Marketing for Nonprofits
Personal blog of the Director of Nonprofit Services at Care2, the largest online community of people passionate about making a difference.
Nonprofit Marketing Guide
From Kivi Leroux Miller, author of the book by the same title, this site offers free access to some resources, and paid access to others, including webinars, guides, how-to’s and trends.
A wiki full of social media tutorials compiled by a community of people from nonprofits interested in learning and teaching about how social media strategies and tools can enable nonprofit organizations to create, compile, and distribute their stories and change the world.
YouTube for Nonprofits Program
Offers exclusive benefits to nonprofits – notably the ability to put a clickable Donate Now link into your videos.
Nonprofit Professional Organizations
Center for What Works Outcome Portal
The Center for What Works’ mission is to guide foundations, nonprofits, and communities to higher results, enabling them to define, track, achieve, improve and communicate tangible accomplishments.
Enhancing Program Performance with Logic Models
From University of Wisconsin Extension, a live interactive course, also available as a 216 page downloadable PDF.
“Logic Models: What Are They, and Why Would Anyone Except Spock Care?”
An article from the “Tools You Can Use” newsletter by Fieldstone Alliance.
The Program Manager’s Guide to Evaluation
From the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, this nine chapter tutorial is available online or as a downloadable PDF.
“Shaping Outcomes: Making a Difference in Libraries and Museums“
From the Institute for Museum and Library Services and Indiana University (IUPUI), a five module online course walks participants through the process of outcome based planning and evaluation. Includes a Logic Model worksheet with prompts like, “What are the needs of the audience?”
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook
This handbook provides a framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool. It was written primarily for project directors who have direct responsibility for the ongoing evaluation of W.K. Kellogg Foundation-funded projects.
Allen County Census Profile was created by the Community Research Institute at IPFW and funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Reports include analysis of 2010 Census and the American Community Survey, comparing previous data with current across specific areas: Population, Households, Educational Attainment, Income, Poverty, Housing, Economic Well-Being and Other Census Data.
Census Data for Indiana, with additional research and analysis on.
U.S. Census Bureau
for information about People, Households, Business and Industry.
Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)
NTEN is a member organization of nonprofit technology professionals that offers lots of learning materials available on their site.
To find consulting, services and solutions to technology for Indiana nonprofits.
Techsoup provides provide technology products and information geared specifically to the unique challenges faced by nonprofits and libraries. Learn more about discounted software and hardware products available by Joining TechSoup.
Volunteer Management Links
Corporation for National and Community Service
Resources for organizations and individuals, including AmeriCorps programs and special initiatives.
Information and links for volunteer managers. Search success stories from contributors by topic, such as, Volunteer Recognition and more. Monthly “Hot Topics” audio archived.
The electronic journal of the volunteer community
United We Serve
United We Serve is a nationwide service initiative that will help meet growing social needs. This initiative aims to both expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and encourage volunteers to develop their own “do-it-yourself” projects with friends, family, and neighbors.
Volunteering in America.gov
This site is home to the most comprehensive look at volunteering and civic life in the 50 states and 51 cities across the country. Data includes volunteer rates and rankings, civic engagement trends, and analysis.
Volunteers of America
A national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Find help at VOA in Indiana for youth at risk, elderly, abused children and more.