Links

Fundraising links

Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northeast Indiana Chapter
Local affiliate of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Attend monthly educational luncheons for a fee.

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.

See our Grant Seeking and Proposal Writing Links page

Government Links

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.

Independent Sector
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.

National Council of Nonprofits
The council’s mission is to advance the vital role, capacity, and voice of charitable nonprofit organizations through our state and national networks.

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.

Strengthening Nonprofits
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.

Finances

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 Funda list of key articles and free resources about nonprofit finance.

Human Resources

Hiring Consultants vs. Employees
From Third Sector New England, an article on the difference between an independent contractor and an employee, with a link to employment laws on the matter.

Exempt Employer’s Toolkit and Employment Taxes for Exempt Organizations
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: Marketing and Media Resources
The Corporation’s most relevant links related to this topic.

Getting Attention
A blog by Nancy Schwartz on nonprofit communications with case studies, tools, reports and more.

Katya’s Nonprofit Marketing Blog
Written by Katya Andresen, chief operating officer and chief strategy officer of Network for Good and author of Robin Hood Marketing.

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.

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

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Program Evaluation

Enhancing Program Performance with Logic Models
From University of Wisconsin Extension, a live interactive course,  also available as a 216 page downloadable PDF.

Why Should Nonprofits Create Logic Models?
From Social Solutions, this articles provides guidelines and resources for logic models.

Outcomes Indicators Project
A joint project of the Urban Institute and the Center for What Works, the Outcome Indicators Project provides a framework for tracking nonprofit performance. It suggests candidate outcomes and outcome indicators to assist nonprofit organizations that seek to develop new outcome monitoring processes or improve their existing systems.

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?”

TRASI- Tools and Resources for Assessing Social Impact
The Foundation Center offers TRASI – Tools and Resources for Assessing Social Impact, a searchable, expert-reviewed database of over 150 approaches to measuring the impact of social programs and investments.

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.

Technology Links

Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)
NTEN is a member organization of nonprofit technology professionals that offers lots of learning materials available on their site.

Techsoup
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.

Energize
Information and links for volunteer managers. Search success stories from contributors by topic, such as, Volunteer Recognition and more. Monthly “Hot Topics” audio archived.

e-Volunteerism
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.