|Evaluating Social Innovation - Developmental Evaluation||
A new process is needed to evaluate social innovation projects where the path to achieving goals is unclear,little is known about what will work, where, and under what conditions, etc. |
Download and read this report to understand the challenges facing social innovators and funders when trying to understand and evaluate impact of innovative projects.
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|Building Movement Project||
From the web site:|
"The Building Movement Project works to strengthen the role of US nonprofit organizations as sites of democratic practice and to advance ways nonprofits can significantly contribute to building movement for progressive social change."
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|Capaciteria.org, Peer Reviewed Capacity Resources ||
Capaciteria is a new database resource index of useful administrative capacity links for nonprofits. Capaciteria has resources related to nonprofit jobs, volunteer, advocacy, philanthropic services, software and grant or funding and in-kind support because they tend to be the most sought after queries.|
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|Finance Project - research resources||
From the web site:|
"The Finance Project produces high quality, innovative, and practical policy and research studies that equip leaders to make sound investment decisions. Our staff collect data, develop conceptual frameworks and tools, and analyze information on costs, funding sources, financing strategies, and promising practices."
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|Fund Raising Ideas - blogs ||
In this section I aggregate links to blogs focusing on fund raising strategies and challenges facing non profits. Many of these sites have extensive blog-lists on their own page. You don't need to go to a college to learn all of this, you just need to spend a little time each week reading some of these articles.|
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|GateWay For Afterschool and 21st Century Community|
Learning Point Associates, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, has developed this website to streamline the information, resources, and services to help the afterschool and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) create, improve, and sustain effective programs. This site is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
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|Legal Resources for starting, running non profit|
The law firm of Mosher & Wagenmaker, LLC has provided legal services tailored to the charitable, religious and philanthropic communities for over thirty years. It's web site has articles and links that can be helpful to anyone starting or operating a non profit.
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|Mentoring Evaluation Resources||
From the web site: " ARC bridges the gap between research and practice to help mentoring programs make stronger matches and demonstrate the outcomes they produce. Please email or call to find out what ARC can do for you."|
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|Non profit resource links||
The resource page at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, University, contains many links that non profit managers will find valuable.|
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|Nonprofit Leadership Development report|
The role of the nonprofit leader today and in the foreseeable future will be one of mastering fluidity, complexity and turmoil. Studies have pointed to the looming deficit of nonprofit leadership across the nation. Practical direction and a model of what competencies leaders will need and how to assess and develop these leaders is provided in a new report from nonprofit consultants Dewey & Kaye and the Looking Glass Institute.
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|Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Handbook||By Cynthia Cumfer and Kay Sohl, published by Technical Assistance for Community Services (TACS) in Portland. Over 700 pages containing EVERYTHING you need to know to start and run a nonprofit. Some Oregon-specific, but 90%+ of the info (including all things federal) is generic. Cost is $65.|
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|ProfitQuests Fundraising ||
ProfitQuest offers "fundraising ideas, fundraising products, fundraising and nonprofit books, fundraising resources, stories about what others have done and many helpful tips along the way". Many of these are FREE resources and tips.|
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|The Bridgespan Group - Resources for Non Profits|
The Bridgespan Group has extensive resources on its web site that can be used by non profit managers and board members, as well as donors and volunteers. It says it is "Helping nonprofits and philanthropy achieve breakthrough strategy, leadership and result."
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