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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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Analyzing the Social Return on Investment in Youth Mentoring Programs
This 2007 study was Prepared by: Paul A. Anton, Wilder Research Prof. Judy Temple, University of Minnesota and attempts to provide a measurable return on investment of mentoring programs.

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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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Fingerprinting Service for Volunteer Background Checks - Chicago
Most youth serving volunteer-based organizations do some sort of background checks and many include fingerprinting. This organization serves many youth organizations in Chicago.

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iCohere: Unified Learning System
I first connected with this organization in 2002. They have grown since then. From the web site: "Unified Learning brings the many modes of professional development and collaboration into a single delivery platform. That’s the unique thing about iCohere: it is not simply a Learning Management System, it’s a Unified Learning System. Why maintain multiple systems for your online Courses, Conferences, and Communities, when you can have a single unified system?'

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Nonprofit Utopia - community for nonprofit leaders - launched 2018
From the web site: "Nonprofit Utopia seeks to provide a high-value networking experience at a reasonable cost. You will have access to what will eventually become a global network of emerging leaders of nonprofits and NGO's that are grappling with similar issues. The answers to your most pressing questions will be just a click away with multiple perspectives and alternatives to consider.

You will also be able to get ongoing professional development through the combination of peer-led conversations, training and workshops."

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Additional resources in this web library to support volunteer and donor involvement
This link points to another section of this web library where we point to a growing number of content management tools and web platforms being created to support volunteer involvement. This section also points to other support for volunteer managers and tutor/mentor programs.

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Alliance for Non Profit Management
From the web site: "The Alliance for Nonprofit Management is the leading national knowledge community dedicated to building the capacity of individuals, organizations and communities working to achieve positive social change and cultural enrichment. Using a “Research to Practice” platform, the Alliance is committed to identifying and exploring both academic and practitioner research and field experiences in peer-to-peer exchanges designed to identify how capacity builders can increase the effectiveness, efficiency and impact for their clients and communities. "

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Board of Directors; Board Development
From the web site: "boardnetUSA is a unique website dedicated to the express purpose of connecting nonprofit boards and new leaders.

This site is designed to be a common technological platform for a national collaborative network of communities working locally to enhance nonprofit board governance. This growing network of community partners work together on common themes of populating board rooms as well as individually developing services tailored to their local market.

The Volunteer Consulting Group, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization in New York City with over 38 years of experience aiding in the development and strengthening of nonprofit organizations, initially developed the concept of boardnetUSA. With assistance from philanthropic and corporate supporters the Volunteer Consulting Group serves as the primary management and coordinating entity of the growing national network that is boardnetUSA."

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Capaciteria is an on-line library of resources and useful administrative and 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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Energize Inc. - Volunteer Management Resource Library
From the web site: "Energize, Inc. is an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism. Founded by Susan J. Ellis in 1977, Energize has assisted organizations of all types to start, expand, or strengthen volunteer involvement — whether in nonprofit health and human service organizations, cultural arts groups, professional associations, schools, government agencies, businesses — anywhere volunteers are found." This link points to an extensive volunteer management resource library maintained on the site.

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Fund Raising Ideas - blogs in another section of this library
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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Fund Raising, Philanthropy links in another section of this web library
This link points to another part of the Tutor/Mentor Library with a larger list of philanthropy articles and fund raising links.

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Governance is Governance. Good advice for npos (pdf)
This article, first published in 1987, provides an excellent foundation for CEOs, Board Chairs and Board Members to understand their respective roles in the care and nurturing of a successful and healthy organization. As relevant today as when it was written.

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How to find a Job in a Non Profit Organization - 112 NPO Jobs near me
This is a blog on a job-search web site called Zety. It's a list of non profit organizations. You can use this to do research on potential employers.

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Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community
From the web site: "The Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community is a private community of nonprofit thought leaders, leader practitioners, progressive funders, policy makers, and instigators who believe “performance matters.”

Our audacious vision is to trigger a mindshift within a vital core of the social sector to accept that mission and performance are inextricably linked.

We share the focus and purpose to inspire, motivate, and support nonprofit and public sector leaders (and their stakeholders) to build great organizations for greater societal impact and to increase the expectation and adoption of high performance as the path to this end."

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Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity
From the web site: " provides free access to a suite of materials, including articles, speeches, videos, guides, and other tools, which build on and augment Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity, a book written by Venture Philanthropy Partners Chairman Mario Morino in partnership with McKinsey & Company and a dozen other social-sector experts and practitioners."

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Legal Resources for starting, running non profit
From the web site: "The law firm of Mosher & Associates, LLC has provided legal services tailored to the charitable, religious and philanthropic communities for over thirty years. Located in Chicago, Illinois, we have successfully helped establish more than two thousand tax-exempt organizations worldwide, many of which we continue to work with today." This page points to articles available via the web site.

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Managing risk and liability in mentoring - Risk Management Handbook of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada - pdf
Every organization connecting volunteers with youth should have an understanding of risks and liability involved. Big Brothers Big Sisters has some of the best information on this topic.

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Measurement tool and benchmarking network for charitable sector
From the web site: "True Impact is a web-based measurement tool and benchmarking network for the charitable sector." This link points to the sites resource section.

Donors and nonprofits use True Impact to measure the social impact of their grants, volunteerism, and other philanthropic investments, to demonstrate success and identify opportunities for improvement."
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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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National Council of Non Profits
From the web site: "The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) is a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. Through our powerful network of State Associations and 25,000-plus members – the nation’s largest network of nonprofits – we serve as a central coordinator and mobilizer to help nonprofits achieve greater collective impact in local communities across the country. We identify emerging trends, share proven practices, and promote solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve."

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National Mentoring Resource Center
This site provides an extensive set of resources, training materials and webinars that youth mentoring programs can use the Center to strengthen their services.

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Nonprofit Leadership Development 2008 report - pdf
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 this report from nonprofit consultants Dewey & Kaye and the Looking Glass Institute.

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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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The Grantsmanship Center (TGCI) - extensive resource
From the web site: "Our mission is to help private and public nonprofits make better communities. And we do that by offering training and publications to help organizations plan solid programs, write logical, compelling grant proposals and create earned income opportunities. We succeed when you succeed to help those you care about most."

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