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SAFE Credit Union Grants ProgramSAFE cares about helping the community thrive! They are donating a combined $50,000 in 2019 to Greater Sacramento area nonprofits that promote #healthcare, #education, and …
Travelers Insurance GrantsTravelers focuses giving on three areas that they believe can help to build vibrant and resilient communities: academic and career success, thriving neighborhoods and culturally …
Yolo Community Foundation Census 2020 GrantThe 2020 Census is coming, and the Yolo Community Foundation is partnering with California and the Sacramento Region Community Foundation to ensure that ALL people …
GRAMMY Museum Grant ProgramWith funding generously provided by the Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that …
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Voices for Economic OpportunityThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking creative, compelling ideas from individuals and organizations from all sectors in the U.S. to elevate diverse voices …
The Upwork Foundation InitiativeThis program will further the company’s mission to create economic opportunities so people have better lives. It aims to build a future of inclusive learning …
Clif Bar Family FoundationThe Clif Bar Family Foundation is awarding grants for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects. Applications are reviewed three times a …
California Documentary Project RFPs for Film, Audio and Digital Media ProjectsThe California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program that supports the research and development and production stages of film, audio, and digital media projects that …
Luce Foundation Theology Program Responsive GrantsThe Luce Foundation’s Theology program aims to advance understanding of religion and theology. Through grants to seminaries, divinity schools, and research universities, the program supports …
Reading 990’sGuideStar’s Highlight of IRS 990 Form helps nonprofit professional to understand each component of the 990. The guide includes useful hints for finding information and …
Big Day of Giving 2019 Report to the Community
$1 Million in Grants Available to Area NonprofitsArticle Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 The County Board of Supervisors will provide $1 million through the 2019 TOT Grant Program to support nonprofit organizations located …
Communication During a Crisis: A Cautionary TaleOnce upon a time about twenty years ago, our then-current Internet Service Provider (ISP) was purchased.  All servers & web domains were transferred from the …
The 2019 Grantseeking ReportThis document, The 2019 State of Grantseeking™ Report, is the result of the 17th informal survey of organizations conducted by GrantStation to help illustrate the …
Nonprofit Consultants Networking GroupA group of experienced consultants, including members of our Impact Foundry faculty, have formed the Nonprofit Consultants Networking Group. They want to help build the …
The Well Life Foundation GrantsWe provide grants to non profit and community organizations doing work that supports and empowers women in difficult transitions. Guidelines Project goal must support our …
Golden 1 Gives BackA teenager learns the joy of writing which leads to better grades and admission to college. A 6- year-old visits Golden 1 Center for the …
Golden 1 Gives BackA teenager learns the joy of writing which leads to better grades and admission to college. A 6- year-old visits Golden 1 Center for the …
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What IF Feature: Kimberly Cargile of A Therapeutic AlternativeIt is our mission at A Therapeutic Alternative to do our part in making the world a better place.  We do this by providing complementary …
…But What’s the Most Important Thing?I’ve had a role doing and managing projects for four decades now and I’ve been teaching project management for nearly thirty years. The basics are …
…But What’s the Most Important Thing?I’ve had a role doing and managing projects for four decades now and I’ve been teaching project management for nearly thirty years. The basics are …
What IF Feature: Tyra JarvisTyra Jarvis was one of our speakers at the What If Conference earlier this year. She is a life reinvention mentor, leadership coach, and avid golfer. …
The Cheeseburger Talk: Non-Profit EditionOne of the most important meetings in the life of a project should happen at the project’s inception.  I call it the “Cheeseburger Talk”.  This …
The Cheeseburger Talk: Non-Profit EditionOne of the most important meetings in the life of a project should happen at the project’s inception.  I call it the “Cheeseburger Talk”.  This …
Attract and Retain the Employees Your Organization Needs in 2019 and Beyond:Time to Order Your Copy of “Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2019 Compensation and Benefits Survey” Report The 2019 survey report was published …
[Infographic] Five Marketing Strategies That Support Your NonprofitAre you struggling to get the word out about your nonprofit organization? Even the most deserving of nonprofits have difficulty capturing the attention of consumers. …
MOTW: Fruit Ridge Community CollaborativeThe location of the Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative (FRCC) is easy to mistake. From 1938 to 2012 the building was the Fruitridge Elementary School. Nestled …
A Consumers Guide to Low-Cost Donor Management SystemsDonors are the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations. You need them to survive. But how do you manage all the details about their giving along with …
NATIONAL ACADEMY FOR NONPROFIT INTERIM LEADERSHIP COMES TO CALIFORNIA  THIRD SECTOR COMPANY PARTNERS WITH THE IMPACT FOUNDRY FOR TWO DAYS OF LEARNING & CERTIFICATION FOR INTERIMS 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL …
Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits Survey: Participant Deadline Extended through Friday, March 1You Now Have More Time to Participate in the Survey That Serves All Kinds of Nonprofits in All 48 Northern California Counties Because many of …
Executive Director Sister Jeanne Felion to RetireStanford Settlement Executive Director Sister Jeanne Felion, SSS, will retire later this year after 43 years of dedicated leadership to the organization, the neighborhood center’s …
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2019 Leadership Sacramento Class ProjectLeadership Sacramento is accepting applications for it’s 2019 Class Project Beneficiary. In its 34th year, Leadership Sacramento is a program of the Metro Chamber Foundation …
Celebrate Urban Birds Mini-Grant ProgramCommunity Activities Focused on Urban Birds Supported The Celebrate Urban Birds Mini-Grant Program, an initiative of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, supports community organizations, educators, …
Causes Count: The Economic Power of California’s Nonprofit Sector  Nonprofits are invited to participate in updating the groundbreaking 2014 Causes Count report on the economic and social impact of California’s nonprofit sector. That study revealed …
JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and YouthConflict Resolution Training for Youth Supported The JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth provides grants for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 …
Peace Development Fund: Community Organizing GrantsSupport for Social Justice Efforts in the U.S., Haiti, and Mexico The Peace Development Fund believes that the change in values needed to establish a …
D’Addario FoundationMusic Education Programs Funded The D’Addario Foundation identifies the most impactful instrument instruction programs in communities of need throughout the United States and provides support …
UC Davis Researchers Partnering with NonprofitsThe Memory and Development Lab at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain has been teaming up with members of the Nonprofit Community in …
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KidsGardening.org: Youth Garden GrantsEducational Garden Projects Funded KidsGardening.org, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing inspiration and support for parents and educators who are gardening with children, awards Youth …
Islamic Relief USA: Community GrantsHumanitarian Efforts in the U.S. Funded Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) is dedicated to providing humanitarian aid in the United States and around the world in …
Kaiser Permanente Grants and InvestmentsOrganizations Addressing Health Needs in Company Communities Supported Kaiser Permanente provides support to nonprofit organizations that focus on community health in the locations the provider …
The Milbank FoundationGrants Promote Programs Empowering People with Disabilities The primary mission of the Milbank Foundation is to integrate people with disabilities into all aspects of American …
Saving Philanthropy: Resources to ResultsSAVING PHILANTHROPY: RESOURCES TO RESULTS™ profiles diverse social service organizations that have gained national attention for the measurable outcomes they achieve, and highlights the roles that …
Charitable Giving Seen As Subjective Decision Even In The Face Of Objective InformationPhilanthropy News Digest | September 24, 2018 | Shalina Omar When it comes to charitable giving, the heart rules the head. That’s what four researchers …
2018 Giving is Dropping. Now What?Independent Sector Blog | Allison Grayson | September 26, 2018 The Fundraising Effectiveness Project released their second quarter analysis of fundraising returns for over 13,000 …
Simply Organic Giving FundThe Simply Organic Giving Fund strives to nourish the millions of food insecure by providing them access to healthy, organic food.  Providing nourishment and nutrition …
Buck Education Grant Program of the Yolo Community FoundationThe Yolo Community Foundation (YCF) is pleased to announce its second round of funding for its Buck Education Grant Program. The program aims to support …
The Growth in Total Household Giving Is Camouflaging a Decline in Giving by Small and Medium Donors: What Can We Do about It?Nonprofit Quarterly | Patrick M. Rooney | September 13, 2018 Research on giving in the United States has now produced definitive empirical evidence to show …
Annie’s Grants for GardensSupplies for K-12 School Gardens Funded Annie’s Grants for Gardens are provided to K-12 school gardens nationwide to help children start thinking more holistically about …
The Shubert FoundationGrants Promote the Theatre and Dance Fields Nationwide The Shubert Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, …
Alkermes Inspiration GrantsSupport for Initiatives Addressing Mental Health and Substance Abuse The ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS program supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address the comprehensive …
The Growth in Total Household Giving Is Camouflaging a Decline in Giving by Small and Medium Donors: What Can We Do about It?Nonprofit Quarterly | Patrick M. Rooney | September 13, 2018 Research on giving in the United States has now produced definitive empirical evidence to show …
RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing GrantsPet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelters Funded RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants enable domestic violence shelters to create spaces to co-shelter survivors and their pets. Grants …
Herb Block Foundation: Defending Basic FreedomsGrants Promote Social Justice and Government Accountability The Herb Block Foundation is committed to defending the basic freedoms guaranteed all Americans, combating all forms of …
Why Is It So Hard to Find a Development Director? And What Are the Solutions?Inside Philanthropy | Kathy LeMay, Guest Contributor | August 2018 Hiring a development director for a nonprofit organization is, in the words of countless executive …
Consultant of the Week: OSMOSvoteThey say a picture is worth 1000 words. We say it’s worth $1000 OSMOSvote is a Vote-by-Donation fundraising platform designed for smart phones and tablets …
Nonprofits Fear Impact of Trump Administration Plan to Cut Capital-Gains TaxChronicle of Philanthropy | Alex Daniels | August 2, 2018 A tax break tilted toward the wealthiest Americans that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pushed this …
Borealis Philanthropy: Immigration Litigation FundEfforts to Address Punitive Immigration Policies Supported The goal of the Immigration Litigation Fund, administered by Borealis Philanthropy, is to ensure that the nation’s immigration …
Maddie’s Fund: Innovation GrantsGrants Promote No-Kill Animal Shelters The mission of Maddie’s Fund is to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals. Maddie’s Fund grants help build …
AARP FoundationInitiatives to Assist Low-Income Seniors Funded The AARP Foundation works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity and social connectedness. …
Is corporate sponsorship income taxable or a charitable contribution?The IRS will look at the payment made to a nonprofit by a corporate sponsor and decide whether the payment is a tax-free gift (charitable contribution) or …
Ben & Jerry’s FoundationGrants for Social and Environmental Justice Projects The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation supports organizations working to bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying …
Board ToolkitWe understand that board services is one of the most challenging aspects of managing a nonprofit, both from the board perspective and for staff. For …
Unitarian Universalist Association: Fund for a Just SocietyGrants Promote Social and Economic Justice in the U.S. and Canada The Fund for a Just Society, a program of the Unitarian Universalist Association, provides …
Native Voices RisingGeneral Operating Support for Native Groups Native Voices Rising (NVR), a project of Common Counsel Foundation and Native Americans in Philanthropy, is designed to support …
BBVA Compass FoundationOrganizations in Bank Communities Supported The BBVA Compass Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are making a positive impact in the communities the bank serves in …
Catholic Campaign for Human DevelopmentAnti-Poverty Efforts Funded Nationwide The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), established by the Catholic bishops of the United States, is committed to supporting organizations …
Kars4Kids Small Grant ProgramGrants Enhance Education and Youth Development Kars4Kids is a national Jewish nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping children develop into productive members of communities …
Charitable Giving Expected to Plunge: How Nonprofits Can SurviveTechSoup Blog | Michael Stein and Jim Lynch | May 31, 2018 The new U.S. tax overhaul officially called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act …
Aspirin and DemocracyStanford Innovation Review | Jan Masaoka | June 21, 2018 With its professional management class and army of consultants, the nonprofit sector can sometimes seem …
Energy Upgrade California: Time of Use Community Education ProjectFunds for Alternative Energy Usage Education in California Energy Upgrade California is a statewide initiative committed to helping Californians take action to save energy, conserve …
Charitable Giving and the Tax Cuts and Jobs ActJune 18, 2018 | AEI Economic Perspectives Charitable giving by individuals in 2018 will decline by $16.3 billion because of the new tax law, according …
Anthem FoundationGrants Promote Health Initiatives The Anthem Foundation is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of individuals and families in the communities in the 25 …
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Pop Culture Collaborative: Pop Up Rapid Response GrantsGrants Promote Social Justice Through Media and Entertainment Channels The Pop Culture Collaborative represents an innovative hub for high impact partnerships and grants designed to …
Sacramento and Davis Students Competing at USRowing Youth NationalsRiver City Rowing Club has two entries qualified for the USRowing Youth National Championships June 8-10 at Lake Natoma.  The championships, which serve as the premier …
$1M for 2018 TOT Grant Program​The County Board of Supervisors will provide $1 million through the 2018 TOT Grant Program to support nonprofit organizations located in Sacramento County that carry …
Third Wave Mobilize Power FundMinority and LGBTI Youth Activism Supported The Third Wave Fund supports youth-led gender justice activism to advance the political power, well-being, and self-determination of communities …
BoatU.S. Foundation: Grassroots Grants ProgramGrants Promote Boating Safety Initiatives The goal of the BoatU.S. Foundation is to be a leader in boating safety and environmental education and outreach, with …
Petco Foundation: Sheltering and Adoption OrganizationsAnimal Welfare and Rescue Organizations Funded The Petco Foundation provides grants to animal welfare organizations performing sheltering and adoptions nationwide. U.S.-based nonprofit animal shelters and …
Alliance for California Traditional ArtsCalifornia Folk Arts Initiatives Funded The Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) promotes ways for cultural traditions to thrive now and into the future by …
Home Depot Foundation: Veteran Housing Grants ProgramCapital Support for Veteran Housing Projects Nationwide The Home Depot Foundation’s Veteran Housing Grants Program awards funding to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States for …
IRS Publication 4220IRS Publication 4220: Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status This IRS publication answers these questions: Why apply for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status? Who is eligible for 501(c)(3) …
United Way’s New ALICE Initiative Focuses on Working PoorNonprofit Quarterly | Carole Levine | May 22, 2018 In the nonprofit sector, we often reference the “working poor.” We understand that these are people …
Kaiser Permanente Puts $200 Million Into Low-Cost HousingChronicle of Philanthropy | May 18, 2018 Rather than financing a new hospital wing or a cancer-treatment center, Kaiser Permanente’s latest investment is aimed at …
Pillars FundLeadership Programs for American Muslims Supported The Pillars Fund invests in opportunities to elevate and amplify the leadership, narratives, and talents of American Muslims in …
Doris Day Animal FoundationPrograms Aiding Senior Companion Animals Funded The Doris Day Animal Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations across the United States that directly care for and …
Open Meadows FoundationSupport for Projects Benefiting Women and Girls The Open Meadows Foundation is dedicated to funding projects that are led by and benefit women and girls, …
The Ultimate Guide to Enthusiastic, Effective Successful Volunteer Involvement at Your NonprofitA free booklet from VolunteerPro with everything the new or seasoned volunteer manager needs to improve or refresh a volunteer program. This e-book begins by …
Clif Bar Family FoundationSmall Grants Program Through the program, grants of up to $7,000 will be awarded to projects that address the foundation’s priorities from a holistic perspective. …
California Fertilizer Foundation: School Garden Grant ProgramGrants Enhance K-12 School Gardens in California The mission of the California Fertilizer Foundation is to enhance awareness and understanding of plant nutrients and agriculture …
Over 90% of nonprofit workers say they’re engaged at workHR Dive | May 4, 2018 Employees at nonprofit organizations say they plan to continue in their careers despite not making as much money as …
Lagunitas Brewing Company: Community Grant ProgramGrants for animal welfare, the arts and music education The Lagunitas Brewing Company’s Community Grant Program provides support to nonprofit organizations throughout California, Oregon, and …
Wells Fargo Housing Foundation: Homeownership Counseling Grant ProgramSupport for Programs to Enhance Homeownership Opportunities The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation is committed to creating affordable and sustainable housing, and investing in neighborhood revitalization …
MBK Community ChallengeCompetition Strives to Improve the Lives of Young Men of Color The MBK (My Brother’s Keeper) Community Challenge is a national competition to identify several …
$9 Trillion Will Transfer From Americans’ Estates, New Analysis SaysThe Chronicle of Philanthropy | Heather Joslyn | April 17, 2018 If only 5 percent of the assets projected to pass from Americans’ estates over the …
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Singing for Change Charitable FoundationGrants Strengthen Social Change Efforts Nationwide The Singing for Change Charitable Foundation is dedicated to supporting nonprofit organizations that inspire personal growth, community integration, and …
Patagonia Corporate Grants ProgramEnvironmental Activist Groups Funded The Patagonia Corporate Grants Program provides support to small, grassroots organizations with provocative direct-action agendas that are working on multi-pronged campaigns …
Wish You Well FoundationFamily Literacy Programs Funded The Wish You Well Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that promote family literacy in the United States. The focus of …
Lowe’s Gives Foundation: Community PartnersSupport for High-Need Community Projects The Lowe’s Gives Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the communities where Lowe’s operates stores and …
Will Robots (and bots) Replace Nonprofit Staff and Interns in the Workplace?Beth’s Blog | Beth Kantor | March 20, 2018 The Age of Automation has arrived. It is an array of technology that includes: robots, chat …
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Nonprofit Research CollaborativeFundraising is always a challenge and the Nonprofit Research Collaborative aims to help nonprofits meet that challenge with data.   The Collaborative’s five members include: The …
The Herb Block Foundation: Encouraging Citizen InvolvementSupport for Citizen Education Initiatives The Herb Block Foundation is committed to defending the basic freedoms guaranteed all Americans, combating all forms of discrimination and …
AARPAARP Community Challenge Deadline May 16, 2018 AARP is accepting applications to the AARP Community Challenge. Funding is available for projects that build momentum for …
Here’s How Socially Conscious Employees Are Driving a Paradigm Shift in Corporate GivingInside Philanthropy | Bryan de Lottinville, Guest Contributor | March 2018  2016 and 2017 ushered in a seismic shift in corporate giving. A 2017 study …
Aetna Foundation2018 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program Deadline April 18, 2018 The Foundation seeks to support communities’ efforts to become healthier places to live, work, learn, …
National Environmental Education Foundation: Every Day Capacity Building GrantsSupport for Public Lands Friends Groups Application deadlines for 2018: April 23, July 17, and November 5 The National Environmental Education Foundation is dedicated to …
The North Face Explore FundOutdoor Adventure Programs Supported Application Deadline: April 5, 2018 The North Face Explore Fund supports nonprofit organizations in the U.S. that are looking to increase …
Nonprofit ExplorerNonprofit Explorer offers a financial snapshot of local and national nonprofit organizations and foundations, including revenue & expenses and executive salaries.  Using this data you …
Social Solutions and Impact FoundrySocial Solutions Global Partner’s With Impact Foundry To Help Organizations Run More Effectively And Achieve Greater Impact   AUSTIN, Texas–Social Solutions Global, the leading provider of …
Salesforce.org And United Way Are Teaming Up To Change Corporate GivingFast Company | Ben Paynter | February 27, 2018 In order to magnify their philanthropic impact, many corporate employees donate through company charity programs. Most …
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Social Media Club: SacramentoSocial Media Club’s primary mission is to expand digital media literacy, promote standard technologies, encourage ethical behavior and share best practices. We bring together journalists, …
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California HumanitiesHumanities for All grants will support locally-initiated public humanities projects responding to the needs and interests of Californians that will encourage participation in public humanities, …
100 More Online Tools for NonprofitsYou’ll find a variety of tech tools in this 2-part round-up: something to fit every nonprofit’s budget and a wide range of your practical day-to-day …
A Few (More) Good Online Donation ToolsThe GuideStar donation button is a simple, inexpensive place to start with online donations.  But if your organization is ready for a more sophisticated approach, …
10 Free Tools To Make InfographicsMakeUseOf offers a list of tools and tips for creating infographics,  a great way to share information with visuals.
A Few Good Tools for Ticketed EventsTicketing tools let you sell tickets, assign seating, and in many cases, track attendance at your organization’s events. What should you look for in a good …
BatchGeoA free service that lets you create maps real fast!  Cut and paste your data into batchgeo and you have a beautiful map to print, email or …
WuffoWufoo is an Internet application that helps anybody build amazing online forms. When you design a form with Wufoo, it automatically builds the database, backend and …
IdealwareIdealware offers reviews and reports on software specifically for nonprofts.   Provides thoroughly researched, impartial and accessible resources about software to help nonprofits make smart software decisions.  …
TechsoupTechSoup offers discounted software, hardware, services, and training to nonprofits. Find the software you need for a small administrative fee – includes Microsoft, Adobe, and …
Social Impact AppThis “map app” finds social enterprises that are nearby, in other cities, or online. It provides information about their products, their social impact and their …
NTENNTEN  supports nonprofit technology professionals (and accidental techies) with training and resources including an annual tech conference.  Our members share the common goal of helping …
Donation GhandiDonation Gandhi was created by several volunteers during Hack for Change Nashville, June 1-2, 2013. Their free, detailed tutorial pages should take you from nothing to …
TechSoup’s Audio and Video Conferencing ToolkitAudio and video conferencing software and hardware lets you hold virtual trainings, meet with out-of-office staff or volunteers, or contact a donor to thank them …
AspirationAspiration helps nonprofits and foundations use software tools more effectively and sustainably. They serve as ally, coach, strategist, mentor and facilitator to those trying to make …
Investing in Computers? 7 Questions to ConsiderBuying a computer is a big investment, so you want to get it right. This TechSoup guide will help you understand what to look for …
Free Music ArchiveIf you’re creating a video, a podcast, or any other project that might benefit from adding some sweet tunes, the Free Music Archive offers more than 80,000 …
The Landscape of Salesforce for Nonprofits: A Report on the Current Marketplace for Apps (2015 Update)Salesforce CRM has the potential to be a powerful tool for nonprofits. But is it right for your organization? How can you transform it into the …
Moving Your IT Infrastructure Into the CloudThis free report from Idealware looks at Cloud-based solutions for online backup and file storage, and Cloud-based office and productivity suites. 10 consultants and nonprofit …
A Consumers Guide to Low-Cost Donor Management SystemsIdealware’s 2017 edition of A Consumers Guide to Low-Cost Donor Management Systems is targeted at small-to-medium-sized nonprofits. It  looks widely at 32 systems that cost …
Softwareadvice.orgSoftware Advice helps nonprofits choose the right nonprofit management software so they can plan fundraising events and centralize donor contact data. They offer a free Buyer’s …
Nonprofit Technology Policy WorkbookMore than half of the organizations surveyed in a 2016 report said that they had experienced a data breach caused by an employee. Most of those …
Innovating Program Delivery: A Nonprofit WorkbookInnovating Program Delivery: A Nonprofit Workbook from Idealware will help you identify your organization’s needs and match them to the technology that can help you …
How Can Your Nonprofit Use Texting for Program Delivery? A WorkbookCreated as a companion piece to their free report, Text Messaging for Nonprofit Program Delivery, this series of worksheets will help you: Identify a particular problem or issue …
Yocha Dehe Community FundCOUNTIES SERVED: Yolo and Native Communities FUNDING INTERESTS: Education, Helping People Help Themselves, Native Health and Wellness, Native Rights and Tribal Sovereignty, Steward the Natural …
Western Health AdvantageCOUNTIES SERVED: Sacramento FUNDING INTERESTS: Health and wellness, arts, safety net, civic leadership CONTACT INFORMATION Community Relations Manager 2349 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 100, Sacramento, …
Wells FargoCOUNTIES SERVED: Alpine, Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, , Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, …
US BankCOUNTIES SERVED:  Bank locations FUNDING INTERESTS:  Workforce Education & Economic Prosperity, Neighborhood Stability & Revitalization, Artistic & Cultural Enrichment and Learning Through Play CONTACT INFORMATION …
Why You Should Stop Relying on Grants to Fund Your NonprofitIf you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit and the plan is to use grants alone to get it funded—think again. So many first-timers think grants …
Reinstatement of Good Standing with Corporate and Tax Regulatory Agencies for California Nonprofit Public Benefit CorporationsStaying in good standing with the state of California and the IRS is an ongoing process.  This free publication from Public Counsel, Guide for Reinstatement of …
Nonprofit Startup Resources by StateEvery state has different requirements for starting a nonprofit. If you are outside of California, see this comprehensive list of resources. If you are not …
Social EnterpriseFor profit alternatives to the traditional nonprofit corporation. In 2012 the California legislature created two new classes of corporations for businesses that seek to pursue …
Fiscal SponsorshipFiscal sponsorship is an arrangement between a 501(c)(3) public charity and a project (that does not have that tax status) in which, typically, the charity receives …
Unincorporated AssociationUnincorporated Association.  An informal group that comes together to perform some social good.  Find more information here.
California Attorney General’s Guide for CharitiesThe Attorney General’s Guide for Charities is intended to help volunteers and others who serve as directors, officers or fundraisers for nonprofit charitable organizations. It provides practical …
The Steps for Starting a California Nonprofit CorporationReady to start a nonprofit corporation in California?  Download  which contains: An outline of everything that you need to do Direct links to the required …
Before you startThinking about starting a nonprofit? This excellent post discusses myths, realities, questions, tips, warnings and the steps you need to know before starting a nonprofit. …
Finding Your Funding ModelNonprofit leaders spend an enormous amount of time on fundraising, but many typically have little idea how to secure the money they will need over …
Vehicle Donation ProgramsHere are two IRS booklets for organizations considering a vehicle donation program. A Charity’s Guide to Vehicle Donations Publication 4302 A Donor’s Guide to Vehicle Donations Publication …
Ethical FundraisingIn the for-profit world, people are hired on commission all the time.  In other words, they are paid a percentage of what they bring in.  …
State Charitable Solicitation StatutesThirty-nine states and the District of Columbia have charitable solicitation statutes that generally require nonprofits soliciting contributions and, in most cases, their for-profit fundraising professionals …
What’s the Best Way to Raise Money?If you are new to fundraising or just want to check your organization’s fundraising strategy this article from Blue Avacado offers some excellent guidance. Just …
Capital CampaignsCapital campaigns are generally considered to be fundraising efforts for major capital purposes, usually to the tune of millions of dollars and, on occasion, a …
Donor StewardshipThe article Donor Relations and Stewardship Defined, from the Association of Donor Relations Professionals, outlines the four elements of donor relations: gift acceptance and management, acknowledgement, donor recognition, and …
Choose the Right Donor Management SoftwareChoosing the right donor management software for your organization doesn’t have to be complicated. TechSoup has put together a handy chart so you can compare and contrast …
How to Empower Your Nonprofit Fundraising Strategies with the Wonderful World of DataI get these kinds of question all the time: “How much money should I be raising from individual donors?” or “Do you think I can …
Fundraising BasicsGrassroots Institute for Fundraising (GIFT), is a fantastic source of fundraising support for grassroots organizations.  GIFT provides training, resources, and analysis. Showcase of Fundraising Innovation & …
Beyond FundraisingWhat is a “culture of philanthropy” — and why does it matter? In Beyond Fundraising: What Does it Mean to Build a Culture of Philanthropy?, Cynthia …
Stories Worth TellingStories Worth Telling: A Guide to Strategic and Sustainable Nonprofit Storytelling—a comprehensive set of research and best practices designed to build storytelling capacity among small …
Measuring Fundraising EffectivenessThis free toolkit created by BoardSource, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, GuideStar, and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance offers a formula to help a nonprofit discern whether …
Online Giving TrendsFollow important developments in online fundraising with The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s data dashboard
Giving CompassA new website wants to be the Amazon, the Yelp, the go-to destination for the world of philanthropy. The Giving Compass is hoping to empower donors to …
Union BankCOUNTIES SERVED: Bank locations FUNDING INTERESTS: Affordable Housing, Community Economic Development, Education, Environment, Human Services CONTACT INFORMATION Website GRANT MAKING PROGRAM & FUNDING PRIORITIES Grants …
Umpqua Bank Charitable FoundationCOUNTIES SERVED: Placer, Sacramento FUNDING INTERESTS: Educational attainment, Economic opportunity CONTACT INFORMATION Website GRANT MAKING PROGRAM & FUNDING PRIORITIES The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation is …
Ten2Eleven Business SolutionsCOUNTIES SERVED: Sacramento FUNDING INTERESTS: Local and national organizations CONTACT INFORMATION 2014 Capitol Ave, Suite 203 Sacramento, CA 95811 (866) 314-5040 [email protected] Website GRANT MAKING …
Teichert FoundationCOUNTIES SERVED: Sacramento, Yolo, North Solano, Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, San Joaquin, Amador, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Merced, Tuolumne, and Mariposa FUNDING INTERESTS: Culture …
Sutter Health Sacramento Valley NorthCOUNTIES SERVED:  Amador, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba FUNDING INTERESTS:  Economic Development, Health, Human Services CONTACT INFORMATION: Office of Philanthropy 2700 …
Consolidated Communications FoundationCOUNTIES SERVED: Consolidated Communications’ Northern California service area FUNDING INTERESTS:  Supporting for nonprofit organizations that serve those in need and create more vibrant communities in …
Model Document Retention PolicyRead this example from Blue Avocado here.
Gift Acceptance Policies
Third Party Fundraising AgreementSpecial Event Agreement Ronald McDonald House Charities Third-Party Fundraising Information Form American Red Cross Third Party Fundraiser Proposal and Contract Alzheimer’s Association
Readiness RoadmapCorporations across the U.S. are estimated to provide more than $15 billion in pro bono volunteer services to nonprofits across the country in 2012, according …
Energize Inc.Energize, Inc. is an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism.  Their information rich website aims to connect leaders of volunteers with resources, …
VolunteerToday.comVolunteerToday  The Electronic Gazette for Volunteerism  provides free information on the engagement of volunteers through (1) pertinent information on recruiting and engaging volunteers; (2) information and …
What’s an Hour of Volunteer Work Worth?Visit the Independent Sector’s latest annual calculation of the value of volunteers’ time.  
ALIVE: Association of Leaders in Volunteer EngagementAL!VE serves to enhance and sustain the spirit of volunteering in America by fostering collaboration and networking, promoting professional development, and providing advocacy for leaders in …
Ten Time-Tested Volunteer Recruitment Tips that Still WorkVolunteer expert Susan Ellis shares her top ten volunteer recruitment messages. Read more
VolunteersExcellent round-up of information and resources to strengthen your organization’s work with volunteers.  Includes information on managing volunteers, tax and time reporting guidance, and statistics.  …
VolunteerMatch Learning CenterThe VolunteerMatch Learning Center offers dozens of free webinars on the practices of volunteer engagement, such as recruitment, screening, orientation and recognition of volunteers.  It also recommends …
Copyright-free Graphics about VolunteerismCopyright-free graphics to use to motivate volunteers.  Visit the Energize Pinterest page to see the many images they have collected for you.
Risk Management Tutorial for Nonprofit ManagersCompleting the Risk Management Tutorial is an easy way to begin integrating the principles of risk management into the day-to-day operations of your nonprofit.
Nonprofit Risk Management CenterThe Nonprofit Risk Management Center provides clear, concise and credible information on risk management and insurance. Their services include: affordable, easy-to-read publications. (Some are free!) easy-to-use online …
A Nonprofit’s Guide to Risk Management and InsuranceRisk management is a tool to help nonprofit organizations like yours deal with the uncertainty of possible risks related to your work.  A Nonprofit’s Guide to …
Safer Internet GuideYou rely on the goodwill of your donors, constituents, and community for support. So it’s very important that you protect your data and infrastructure. The Safer …
Healthy Living Map of the Capitol RegionThe 2010 Community Needs Assessment and the associated Healthy Living Map includes mapping of the latest health indicator data, zip code level data that can be aggregated …
Nonprofit Collaboration ResourcesThe Foundation Center has gathered a wealth of information about the ways that nonprofits can collaborate to achieve their missions — through mergers, joint programming, and other …
Daring to LeadThe third Daring to Lead report in 10 years comes at an extraordinary time to be the executive director of a nonprofit organization. Since the …
Nonprofit Strategy and Business PlanningAre nonprofit business plans just “strategic plans, with numbers?” This article from David La Piana et al., explores how strategic planning and business planning are two related …
Data SourcesCounty Health Rankings & Roadmaps ranks the health of nearly every US county.  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation collaborates with the University of Wisconsin Population Health …
Local Forces for GoodFrom Stanford Social Innovation Review | Leslie R. Crutchfield & Heather McLeod-Grant | Summer 2012 Of the more than 1.5 million nonprofits in the United …
Free Management LibraryThe Free Management Library provides free, easy-to-access, online articles to develop yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations (whether the organization is for-profit or nonprofit).  This comprehensive resource, …
Personifying the Nonprofit Life CycleFrom NPQ Newswire | Rob Meiksins | March 22, 2013 Dr. B.J. Bischoff, a consultant in the Sonoma Valley area of northern California, offers a …
Top 100 Nonprofit BlogsWondering if there’s anything going on in the blogosphere that you should be following?  Here’s a roundup of the top 100 Nonprofit Blogs where there is something …
Liberating StructuresThis website offers an alternative way to approach and design how people work together. It provides a menu of thirty-three Liberating Structures to replace or complement conventional …
The Nonprofit Business PlanThis Foundation Center Grantspace Business Plans page offers information and links to a variety of resources. LaPiana Associates offer these free resources. View these Business Planning Tools for …
Building Movement ProjectThe Building Movement Project develops research, tools, training materials and opportunities for partnership that bolster nonprofit organizations’ ability to support the voice and power of the people …
Essential Strategic PlanThe Essential Strategic Plan Online (ESP) is an online coaching experience for intact planning teams from small and mid-sized nonprofits that supports them in creating their own, …
The Performance ImperativeWhat does “high-performance” really mean for mission-based nonprofits? And how do executives, boards, and funders get there? The Leap Ambassadors Community, a network of nonprofit …
What Nonprofit Leaders Need to KnowRecently, the Center for Nonprofit Management in Los Angeles invited a number of prominent economic, policy, and nonprofit leaders together to discuss what the numbers …
Nine Key Trends Affecting the Charitable SectorThe world is rapidly changing around us. If the nonprofit and philanthropic sector is to thrive in the decades ahead, we must come together to …
The Emerging Leaders PlaybookWorking together, Beth Kanter and Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies and have developed the Emerging Leaders Playbook a comprehensive, resource for emerging leaders and their supervisors.  They …
DATA USAFor nonprofits working with, or needing access to, data in the United States, Data USA, provides free, open source data that is already packaged into …
DataArtsData Digest, DataArts’ e-newsletter, will provide you with periodic updates on the system, new tools and resources, as well as news and information on field research, …
County Health Rankings and RoadmapsThe County Health Rankings rank the health of nearly every county in the nation and show that much of what affects health occurs outside of …
The Power of PossibilitySupporting for boards as they explore the possibility of strategic alliances and restructuring this resource from BoardSource offers focused resources to help guide board discussion …
Building the Capacity to InnovateBuilding the Capacity to Innovate: A Guide for Nonprofits is for anyone who wants to learn more about what it takes to build an innovative organization.  …
CalGoldBusiness license and permit requirements vary. Use this helpful database to determine requirements for your specific area. Search nonprofit under business type. CalGold
Governance Policies and Procedures SamplesDeveloped by group of California based lawyers, the Form 990 Policy Series offers sample policies on a variety of topics including compensation, conflict of interest, …
Dissolving a Nonprofit OrganizationMost tax-exempt organizations that end their operations, either through shutting down, transferring their assets or merging with another tax-exempt organization, must inform the IRS about …
Is Your GuideStar Report Up To Date?Visit Guidestar’s website for information on the new and improved design of their nonprofit reports.  Based on what donors want to see it focuses on …
StayExemptThe IRS recently launched a new look and improved navigation for its educational website for exempt organizations, StayExempt. The redesigned home page greets visitors with three …
California Attorney Generals OfficeThe Attorney General regulates charities and the professional fundraisers who solicit on their behalf.The purpose of this oversight is to protect charitable assets for their …
Sales and Use Tax Requirements for California NonprofitsYes, nonprofits do have to occasionally pay taxes.  The Tax Guide for Nonprofit Organizations will answer your questions about California state taxes that nonprofits must pay.
New IRS Search Tool: Select CheckThe IRS recently launched a new online search tool for information about charitable organizations. Exempt Organizations Select Check allows a user to: search IRS “Publication 78″ data …
State Charitable Solicitation StatutesThirty-nine states and the District of Columbia have charitable solicitation statutes that generally require nonprofits soliciting contributions and, in most cases, their for-profit fundraising professionals …
Bankruptcy Information for NonprofitsThis information sheet from Public Counsel Law Center explores common nonprofit concerns regarding bankruptcy.  It offers a starting point  to evaluate whether bankruptcy can help …
Public DisclosureThe Public Law Counsel has prepared this memo outlining federal and California state requirements.  It’s important to know what must be made available and how …
The Brown Act or Open Meeting LawThis act only applies to nonprofit organizations in the specific cases outlined in the excerpt quoted below from The Brown Act: Open Meetings for Local Legislative …
Waivers and Hold Harmless ClausesThe reality is that clients and volunteers may bring a lawsuit against a nonprofit if they suffer injuries.  The Nonprofit Risk Management Center offers this …
Compliance for California NonprofitsThe Compliance for California Nonprofits website outlines all of the reporting requirements for California nonprofit organizations with links and instructions. Nonprofit Compliance Checklist from CalNonprofits will also …
Nonprofit Law BlogThe Nonprofit Law Blog offers articles and resources from the NEO Law Group, California attorneys specializing in nonprofit law.
Nonprofit Law CenterThe Nonprofit Law Center, is hosted and written by Bruce R. Hopkins. This site provides information on the law as it applies to nonprofit organizations, including developments …
IRS Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-ProfitsStay up-to-date with the IRS.  Bookmark their recently updated webite www.irs.gov/charities or select “Charities & Non-Profits” in the “Information For” drop-down menu in the top right corner …
Community Organization Representation Project (CORP)Pro bono legal services are offered to nonprofits serving low-income communities in Northern California by the Community Organization Representation Project (CORP) at the Volunteer Legal Services Program …
Document Retention PoliciesThe National Council of Nonprofits offers this excellent resource on Document Retention Policies.
The Proper Way to Thank DonorsIRS Publication 1771 says that for any gift over $250, the giver must have written documentation of the gift. That written documentation, according to the Tax …
IRS Explains How to Reinstate Automatically Revoked Exempt StatusCharity Channel | Don Kramer | May 16, 2014 “The IRS has issued a new Revenue Procedure (2014-11) outlining four ways for tax-exempt organizations that …
UBIT: Advertisements vs. Qualified Sponsorship PaymentsUnrelated Business Income Tax or UBIT can be a confusing topic.  Here’s an article from the Nonprofit Law Blog that helps clarify the distinction between …
Fundraising Compliance GuideStates oversee solicitation of their citizens. Before your nonprofit seeks donations, it must register in each state where it will be fundraising. Failing to do …
California nonprofit status verification letterDo you need to verify that you are a California tax-exempt organization?  Using either your organization’s name or it’s state ID number, you can now …
Charitable Solicitation RegistrationYour nonprofit may be aware of its obligation to register for fundraising purposes in its own state (38 states and the District of Columbia currently …
Anatomy of a FundraiserFundraising is a crucial part of sustaining a nonprofit organization, but the process of raising money raises myriad legal issues which, if unaddressed, can subject …
California Attorney General’s Guide for CharitiesThe Attorney General’s Guide for Charities is intended to help volunteers and others who serve as directors, officers or fundraisers for nonprofit charitable organizations. It provides practical …
New California Regulation Poses Threat to Nonprofits Not Properly RegisteredEffective as of January 1, 2016, new regulations related to administrative enforcement of violations of the Supervision of Trustees and Fundraisers for Charitable Purposes Act …
Nonprofit Compliance ChecklistHave you ever wished for a better way to keep track of your nonprofit’s compliance responsibilities every year? You’re not alone. That’s why CalNonprofits has …
Who Regulates Charitable Nonprofits?Many people assume that the IRS has primary jurisdiction over tax-exempt charitable nonprofits. Yet state governments play a much more active role in regulating nonprofits …
Reinstatement of Good Standing with Corporate and Tax Regulatory Agencies for California Nonprofit Public Benefit CorporationsStaying in good standing with the state of California and the IRS is an ongoing process.  This free publication from Public Counsel, Guide for Reinstatement of …
Changing an Organization’s Name, Mission, Programs and Services, or Governing RulesIs your organization thinking about changing its name, mission, programs and services, or governing rules?  Some of these changes are routine, while others, if done …
RafflesA summary of key California regulations about raffles: In California, only nonprofit organizations can legally conduct raffles. Before holding a raffle, you must file a raffle …
Evaluating the Executive DirectorRead these resources to get grounded in the evaluation process: “Evaluating the Executive Director,” Blue Avocado “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of 360 Degree …
What You Need to Know About Nonprofit Executive CompensationThis report outlines what the IRS permits in setting nonprofit executive compensation, the consequences of failing to comply with the regulations, how nonprofit board members …
Nonprofit Job Description SamplesWhether you’re seeking a senior position in a nonprofit, recruiting for new nonprofit leaders, or exploring the responsibilities of key nonprofit positions, the examples shared here can …
Tips to Consider on a For-Profit to Nonprofit Job TransitionAlison Green has identified eight excellent rules for people considering switching from employment in the for-profit world to working for a nonprofit. Most, if not …
Executive TransitionsSuccession Planning for Nonprofits of All Sizes   A quick overview from Blue Avacado Executive Transition Monographs.  The set of 6 booklets described below covers all …
Good in Theory, Problems in PracticeYoung professionals’ views on popular leadership development strategies. YNPN’s recent report Good in Theory, Problems in Practice looks at the five most common recommendations emerging from …
Independent Contractor or EmployeeIRS publication 1779 can help you answer this question.
Transitioning from a From Profit to Nonprofit CareerTools and tips for those considering a move to the nonprofit sector. Eight excellent rules for people considering switching from employment in the for-profit world …
All About Human Resources and Talent Management Free Management LibraryAll organizations have people — they have human resources. Regardless of the size of an organization or the extent of its resources, the organization survives …
Personnel Policy Manuals (Employee Handbooks)This section of the Free Management Library covers: Purpose of Employee Handbooks The Employee Handbook- Is There an Update Needed? Various Perspectives on Employee Manuals (Employee Handbooks) …
Nonprofit Hiring ToolkitHiring decisions are challenging, and engaging in a thorough process requires time and energy. In addition, every hiring decision contains an element of risk and …
Sample Employment ApplicationThe employment application is a legal document and becomes a part of a person’s permanent file once he or she is hired. You can download …
Classifying Employees CorrectlyMisclassifying an employee can have very serious consequences for a nonprofit.  This article from the National Council of Nonprofits clearly lays out the differences and offers …
Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: the 2018 Compensation and Benefits Survey ReportCreating a new position? Need to see if you Executive Director’s salary is competitive? Wondering if your development staff are being properly compensated?  Here is …
Employee Evaluation FormsThere’s no reason to re-invent the wheel when it comes to employee evaluation forms. Check out these resources for free templates, sample forms and best-practice tips to …
Resources for Transitioning to the Nonprofit SectorMoving from a for-profit leadership position to a leadership role at a nonprofit organization takes careful consideration and a fair amount of research to be …
Racial Equity ToolsRacial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people …
Accounting Procedures Manual TemplateIs preparing an accounting procedures manual on your to-do list? Deborah Connors of the California Association of Nonprofits, along with Meredeth Clark (also from CAN) …
Internal Controls“Controls” is what accountants and others call policies and procedures that are designed to prevent fraud and assure accurate reporting on the affairs–mostly the financial …
Nonprofit Fiscal Policies and Procedures: A Template and GuideWriting or updating an organization’s fiscal policies and procedures is usually not on the top of most people’s list of favorite things to do. Luckily, …
Treasurers of All-Volunteer Organizations: Eight Key ResponsibilitiesFrom North Carolina CPA Dennis Walsh’s article on Blue Avocado: More than half of the nonprofits in the United States are estimated to be all-volunteer …
Basics of Nonprofit Financial ManagementBasic background on financial management of nonprofit organizations from the National Council of Nonprofits.   Follow this link to a wealth of information on the …
Nonprofit Finance FundThe Nonprofit Finance Fund is a community development financial institution that offers loans,  financing, consulting and education.
Resources for Nonprofit Financial ManagementThe Wallace Foundation‘s mission is to foster improvements in learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and the vitality of the arts for everyone. This link …
Finding Your Funding ModelNonprofit leaders spend an enormous amount of time on fundraising, but many typically have little idea how to secure the money they will need over …
Is Your Form 990 Due?Whether you are e-filing or mailing a form, National Center for Charitable Statistics Form 990 Online can help make the process smooth. Their web site guides you …
Tracking Volunteer Time to Boost Your Bottom LineFrom Dennis Walsh’s article on Blue Avocado: Tracking volunteer time: sounds like another chore? Actually it can help you meet match requirements, improve your financial …
An Executive Director’s Guide to Financial LeadershipThis Nonprofit Quarterly Reprint offers a summary of the eight key business principles that should guide an executive director’s financial leadership practice. Download the pdf.
Audit Guide for Charitable NonprofitsAre you prepared for your financial audit? The National Council on Nonprofits recently published the Nonprofit Audit Guide to take you through an audit! This free, online …
Tools, Templates, Videos and Articles on All Aspects of Nonprofit FinancePropel’s resource library includes many free financial management tools and templates, videos, and blog articles to help your nonprofit develop and implement effective practices.  Plus a helpful glossary.
Adding It All Up: Nonprofit CFO StudyFrom Steve Zimmerman and Jan Masaoka’s article on Blue Avocado: “This survey of 906 nonprofit finance professionals reveals some surprises about these crucial-but-often-overlooked staff, looking …
Unemployment Services TrustThe Unemployment Services Trust (UST) is an alternative to paying state unemployment taxes for nonprofits  with 10 or more FTEs, as allowed by Federal law. …
Cash Flow Projection TemplateHow much cash do we have? How much will we have next month? Next year? The Nonprofits Assistance Fund developed this excellent tool to help …
Operating Reserve Policy Toolkit for Nonprofit OrganizationsThis Toolkit, sponsored by the National Center for Charitable Statistics, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, and United Way Worldwide, was created …
True Program Costs: Program Budget and Allocation Template and ResourceThe Nonprofits Assistance Fund has developed a how-to resource to guide nonprofits through the steps of calculating and understanding the full cost of programs. The …
Why Funding Overhead Is Not the Real Issue: The Case to Cover Full CostsThis article is from the Nonprofit Quarterly’s winter 2015 edition, “When the Show Must Go On: Nonprofits & Adversity.” An excerpt: “Big strides have been made …
The 990: Cracking the CodeThe Chronicle of Philanthropy has released a series of articles to help readers better understand the 990, how it’s used, and why it must be submitted. Highlights …
Best Practices for Nonprofit Financial HealthThis is a three-part beginner-level series of nonprofit finance best practices. The Nonprofit Finance Fund developed these in response to the most common questions they receive. …
Update from the Financial Accounting Standards BoardA new update from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) constitutes the first major revision to nonprofit reporting since 1993. Read about new changes to …
John L Sullivan Automotive GroupCOUNTIES SERVED: Placer, Sacramento FUNDING INTERESTS: Human Services CONTACT INFORMATION 350 Automall Dr Roseville, CA 95661 Phone:  916.596.2414 Website GRANT MAKING PROGRAM & FUNDING PRIORITIES …
SMUDCOUNTIES SERVED: Sacramento FUNDING INTERESTS: Economic Development, Civic Leadership, Environmental Stewardship, Education (focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) CONTACT INFORMATION SMUD Sponsorship Request c/o …
Sierra Health FoundationCOUNTIES SERVED: El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Yolo and Yuba  (others as well) FUNDING INTERESTS: Community-driven efforts to improve health, promote access …
SAFE Credit UnionCOUNTIES SERVED: Greater Sacramento region FUNDING INTERESTS: Education, Health, Human Services CONTACT INFORMATION 2295 Iron Point Road, Suite 100 Folsom CA 95630-8765 916 979-7233 Website …
Sacramento Region Community FoundationCOUNTIES SERVED: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento,Yolo FUNDING INTERESTS: Animals, Arts & Humanities, Community & Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, Human Services, Youth Development CONTACT INFORMATION …
Sacramento BeeCOUNTIES SERVED: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba FUNDING INTERESTS: Arts & Humanities, Community & Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, Human Services, Recreation & …
Roebbelen Contracting Inc.COUNTIES SERVED: Communities where they work FUNDING INTERESTS: A variety of community organizations CONTACT INFORMATION 1241 Hawks Flight Court El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 916.939.4000 …
Remy Moose Manley LLPCOUNTIES SERVED: Communities they serve FUNDING INTERESTS: A variety of community organizations CONTACT INFORMATION 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 800 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: 916.443.2745 Fax: 916.443.9017 …
River CatsCOUNTIES SERVED:  Local nonprofit organizations CONTACT INFORMATION Attn: Community Relations 400 Ballpark Drive West Sacramento, CA 95691 Website GRANT MAKING PROGRAM & FUNDING PRIORITIES Donations …
What Supervisors Need to Know
Supervisor Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Training and Prevention
HR 101 for Supervisors
Introduction to Mental Health and First Aid
Engaging Millennial Through a Strength-Based Approach
The Executive Performance Review: Building Careers and Advancing Missions
How to Create Wealth
Grow Your Planned Giving Program
Grant Proposal Master Series
Grant Proposal Bootcamp
Raley’s Family of Fine StoresCOUNTIES SERVED: Cities where Raley’s operates a store FUNDING INTERESTS: Enhancing our community’s knowledge about fresh and healthy food options CONTACT INFORMATION 500 W Capitol …
The Donor Engagement Cycle
Develop Your Own Marketing Plan
Social Media and Your Workforce
The Business of Marketing
Financial Wellness
Attracting & Retaining Top Talent
Creating a Winning Team and Unbeatable Organization
Best Practice Disciplines of Great Organizations
Minefields of Employment Law
Building Your Nonprofit’s Financial Muscle
Finance 101
Getting in Sync: Inspiring Alignment Among Board Staff, Partners, & Stakeholders
Staying Connected Inside & Outside in Divisive Times
ABCs of Advocacy
Placer Community FoundationCOUNTIES SERVED: Placer FUNDING INTERESTS: Organizations that enhance the quality of life for all. Street Address 219 Maple Street Auburn, CA 95604 Mailing Address P.O. …
Top 3 Things I Want From My Board
Mastering Core Mission Support
Leap of ReasonLeap of Reason, a collaboration between Venture Philanthropy Partners and its longtime strategic partner McKinsey & Company, presents a compelling case that we must rise …
PerformWellPerformWell is a collaborative effort initiated by Urban Institute, Child Trends, and Social Solutions. PerformWell provides measurement tools and practical knowledge that human services professionals can …
Charting ImpactCharting Impact is a free web based tool developed to help your organization to be more effective.  It encourages strategic thinking about how your nonprofit …
The Logic ModelThe Logic Model is a versatile tool for planning and evaluating your programs. Here are some resources you can use to develop your own Logic …
Outcomes Indicator ProjectThe 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 …
Essentials of Board Leadership
Self Assessment and Evaluation of Outcomes for Your NonprofitHow do you know if your nonprofit is making a difference? The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) has a collection of resources for self …
Working Hard and Working WellWorking Hard—and Working Well gives away David Hunter’s secret recipe for his renowned tough-love workshops that have sparked transformation for many of the country’s top nonprofit …
Demonstrating ValueDemonstrating Value offers simple management solutions that enable you to use information and data more effectively to run your organization, plan for the future and show …
Impact RisingImpactrising.org offers tools, informative articles and interactive opportunities aimed at supporting high quality consulting and empowering nonprofits as wise consumers. Includes the Bill of Rights and Responsibilities …
City of Sacramento Open Data PortalThe City of Sacramento has established an open portal website with access to more than 40 different data sets, including census data, city service requests, budgets, building …
Human Needs IndexThe Salvation Army and Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy have released a new tool that provides regional and national information on basic human …
The Data PlaybookThe Data Playbook is a new tool to help your nonprofit collect, analyze, and communicate the results of data. In the Data Playbook, you will learn about …
The Center for Effective PhilanthropyThe Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) is a nonprofit organization focused on the development of comparative data to enable higher-performing funders. CEP’s mission is to provide data …
GlasspocketsWith Glasspockets, the Foundation Center and its partners are working to: Inspire private foundations to greater openness in their communications. Increase understanding of best practices in …
Charity RatersWouldn’t it be great if there were an objective rating system so that donors could choose the best nonprofits to donate to just as investors …
50 Fascinating Philanthropy StatisticsVisit slideshare.net to view Steve MacLaughlin’s updated presentation.
Effective AltruismEffective altruism is about answering one simple question: how can we use our resources to help others the most? Rather than just doing what feels right, …
Online Giving TrendsFollow important developments in online fundraising with this new data dashboard. See which causes have raised the most, which parts of the country have contributed the …
Are There Too Many Nonprofits?The persistent complaint from the philanthropic community that there are “too many nonprofits” has become so commonplace in recent months that it’s become something of …
The Giving CodeThe Giving Code: Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy  a new report funded by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and supported by 13 partners and 19 …
Philanthropy and the Social EconomyPhilanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2017 is an annual industry forecast about the ways we use private resources for public benefit Insight: Big Ideas That Matter …
Giving in the USAThis first-of-its-kind longitudinal analysis of household giving, draws on a gold-standard survey of 9,000 households conducted nationwide every two years since 2000 by the Indiana …
Smart Chart 3.0: A Free Tool for Communications PlanningThe interactive Smart Chart 3.0 is an online tool that can help you make and assess strategic decisions if you are: Just starting the communications planning process …
let’s dabblelet’s dabble offers an instructional video series that teaches nonprofits how to make web videos for marketing and fundraising.Nearly 50 videos tutorials show nonprofits how to …
How to Attract Customers with Twitter and VineHow to Attract Customers with Twitter & Vine, a 61-page free ebook, promises to help you: Optimize your Twitter for brand awareness & search Jump …
Seeing is Believing: Resource Media’s free best practices guide on visual storytellingSeeing is Believing, Resource Media’s new best practices guide on visual storytelling, gives you the latest research and tools to address this communications blind spot. …
GreatNonprofitsGreatNonprofits offers a free and easy-to-use platform to share and collect reviews and stories about the community you serve—so donors and volunteers know about you and …
frank: Support for Public Interest Communicationsfrank is a community of movement builders and changemakers who use strategic communications to drive positive social, institutional and behavioral change. At their gathering and on their …
AndACTIONFor nonprofits working on important issues, tv and movies stories are golden opportunities to engage their audiences and drive real action for change. AndACTION, a brand …
37+ Tips and Tools for Picture-Perfect Visual ContentA curated collection of best-practice tips from some of the industry’s most creative and design-minded content experts, along with helpful imaging tools and examples.  They …
Date Your Donors: Woo and Wow with Social MediaThis mini-guide from Network for Good offers sound advice on how to keep the conversation going with your supporters.  It’s full of great tips and …
Mindful Messaging: Using behavioral science insights to reach your audienceKristen Grimm, president at Spitfire Strategies, recently released a new report called “Mindful Messaging,” demonstrating how communicators can use behavioral science insights on values, worldviews, …
7 Cool Toolsets for 2017Social media maven, Beth Kantor, calls this a “brilliantly curated collection of tools”.  Jeremy Caplan has “organized clusters of tools around different concepts of use …
The Nonprofit Social Media Policy WorkbookA good social media policy will provide clear guidelines as to what staff should and shouldn’t do when posting and interacting with the community on …
The Nonprofit Social Media Decision GuideThe Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide aims to help organizations like yours determine what results and benefits you can reasonably expect from social media, and to guide …
5 Top Online Survey Tools for NonprofitsSocialbrite staff member Jessica Haswell took a look at the five of the best survey tools on the market that can help nonprofits and other organizations get …
Digital S.M.A.R.T.S.: A Guide for NonprofitsWhether you’re building from the ground up or just searching for tips on taking your digital outreach to the next level, this collection of handouts …
The Charity Social Media ToolkitSocial media is evolving by the week and for charities it can be hard to keep up with the dazzling new platforms while remaining effective. …
5 Free Tools to Help Create Visual Content for Social MediaIf you don’t have visual content on social media, you’re going to get ignored. These free toolsmake it easy for anyone to make an image that’s …
Free or Low Cost Image SitesNeed free images? Here’s a list of good resources
Tools, Tips and Inspiration for StorytellersIf your organization uses stories to drive social change, Hatch for Good is a website worth bookmarking. Built by Hattaway Communications with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, …
PG&E FoundationCOUNTIES SERVED: Sacramento and other PG&E Service Areas FUNDING INTERESTS: Education and Workforce Development, Economic & Community Vitality, Environment, Emergency Preparedness & Safety CONTACT INFORMATION …
Owen-Dunn Insurance ServicesCOUNTIES SERVED: Sacramento FUNDING INTERESTS: Community development, Education, Youth Development CONTACT INFORMATION: 1455 Response Road, Suite 260 Sacramento, CA 95815 [email protected] Website GRANT MAKING PROGRAM …
The Niello Co. and SubsidiariesCOUNTIES SERVED: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento FUNDING INTERESTS: Arts & Humanities, Economic & Community Development, Education, Human Services, Health, Youth Development CONTACT INFORMATION Website Phone: …
Mercy FoundationCOUNTIES SERVED: Sacramento, Placer FUNDING INTERESTS: Health care, housing, care for the poor, children or the elderly. CONTACT INFORMATION Mercy Foundation 3400 Data Drive Rancho …
Mechanics BankCOUNTIES SERVED: Sacramento, Placer FUNDING INTERESTS: Youth development, health, social services and education CONTACT INFORMATION Website GRANT MAKING & FUNDING PRIORITIES Our Corporate Giving Program …
Kaiser Permanent Greater Sacramento AreaCOUNTIES SERVED: Within the Kaiser Service areas of Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, Solano, Napa, Bay Area and Central Valley FUNDING INTERESTS: Health Access, Healthy Eating, Violence …
Marketing Info from the Free Management LibraryThe All About Marketing section of the Free Management Library has guidelines for developing, marketing and evaluating nonprofit programs. Visit the library to browse their collection …
The Goodman Center: Helping good causes reach more people with more impactFounded to help nonprofits recruit, propose, persuade, and present more effectively.  Offers free-range thinking™ a free monthly newsletter of communications best practices and resources. Visit …
InterWest Insurance Services LLCCOUNTIES SERVED: Sacramento, Yolo Counties FUNDING INTERESTS: Human Services Website Contact information: Phone: (916) 679-2960 One of InterWest’s fundamental principles is to serve the needs …
Intel FoundationCOUNTIES SERVED: Sacramento and across California FUNDING INTEREST: STEM Programs, Education, Underserved Youth CONTACT INFORMATION 1900 Praire City Rd Folsom 95630 Phone: (916) 356-8080 Contact …
Hanson McClain Inc.COUNTIES SERVED: Sacramento FUNDING INTERESTS: Family, Education, Children and Youth Services Programs, Health and Wellness Initiatives, and Community Development Projects CONTACT INFORMATION 3620 Fair Oaks …
The Golden 1 Credit UnionCOUNTIES SERVED: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento FUNDING INTERESTS: Education, Youth Development CONTACT INFORMATION 3720 Madison Ave North Highlands, CA 95660 916.979.7233 Website GRANT MAKING PROGRAM …
Flyers Energy LLCCOUNTIES SERVED: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento FUNDING INTERESTS: Serving their local communities CONTACT INFORMATION: Website Phone: 530 885-0401 GRANT MAKING & FUNDING PRIORITIES From Elko …
Five Star BankCOUNTIES SERVED: Placer, Sacramento, Shasta, Butte FUNDING INTERESTS: Priority to children and education services CONTACT INFORMATION Website   GRANT MAKING PROGRAM & FUNDING PRIORITIES Support …
El Dorado Community FoundationCOUNTIES SERVED: El Dorado FUNDING INTERESTS: Grants are made which benefit the people of El Dorado County. CONTACT INFORMATION: P.O. Box 1388 Placerville,CA 95667 (530) …
ComcastCOUNTIES SERVED:  El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba FUNDING INTERESTS: Economic & Community Development, Youth Development CONTACT INFORMATION: Website GRANT MAKING PROGRAM & FUNDING …
CitiCOUNTIES: Statewide FUNDING INTERESTS: Economic & Community Development, Youth Development Website GRANT MAKING PROGRAM & FUNDING PRIORITIES The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress …
Nonprofit OverheadWhat is Overhead? View this Revisioning Nonprofit Overhead Primer video and these definitions from the IRS and FASB. A Board Member’s Guide to Nonprofit Overhead …
Blue Shield of CaliforniaCOMMUNITIES SERVED: Across California FUNDING INTERESTS: Health Care and Domestic Violence 4203 Town Center Blvd El Dorado Hills Phone: (916) 350-7800 Website GRANT MAKING PROGRAM …
Blue Diamond GrowersCOUNTIES SERVED: Sacramento FUNDING INTERESTS: Youth Development Website Contact information: Phone: (800) 987-2329 GRANT MAKING PROGRAM & FUNDING PRIORITIES Our Charitable Contribution Program reflects our …
Bank of the WestCOUNTIES SERVED: 30 California Counties including Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado and others FUNDING INTERESTS: Education & Job Training, Community & Economic Development Website For …
Bank of AmericaCOUNTIES SERVED: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo FUNDING INTERESTS: Community & Economic Development, Education, Human Services 10850 White Rock Rd, Suite 102 Rancho Cordova, CA  …
BBVA Compass FoundationCOUNTIES SERVED:  Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, FUNDING INTERESTS: Arts & Humanities, Economic & Community Development, Education, Environment, Health, and Human Services Website GRANT MAKING PROGRAM …
Aeroject Rocketdyne Foundation Formerly GenCorp FoundationCOUNTIES SERVED: Sacramento FUNDING INTERESTS: STEM Programs P.O. Box 15619 Sacramento, CA 95852 Phone: (916) 355-3600 Fax: (916) 355-2515 [email protected] Website GRANT MAKING PROGRAM & …
American River BankCOUNTIES SERVED: Sacramento, Sonoma, South Placer or Amador Counties FUNDING INTERESTS: Programs related to women and children (916) 851-0123 or (800) 544-0545 [email protected] Website GRANT …
AT&T FoundationCOUNTIES SERVED: Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado FUNDING INTERESTS: Education 208 S. Akard, Ste. 100 Dallas, TX United States 75202-4206 Website GRANT MAKING PROGRAM & …
Phantom Fireworks Fundraising OpportunitiesRaise money through firework sales.  Visit their website for details or email rdaffon at fireworks.com
Fundraising Opportunity at Raley FieldRaley Field is looking for nonprofits interested in raising money by providing staff for their concessions stands. A non-profit can agree to help run a storefront …
Sacramento Kings Foundation Operation AssistProject Assist is the platform the Sacramento Kings Foundation uses to raise much-needed revenue and awareness for community nonprofits – focusing on their core values of Civic …
Sacramento River Cats and the River Cats FoundationRaise funds, gain exposure and foster increased awarenessDecember 15, 2016 Since 2000, the Sacramento River Cats and the River Cats Foundation have been working with local non-profits to reach their goals! By …
VolunteerMatch.orgVolunteerMatch.org  Type in your zip code and identify volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood.
Network for GoodNetwork for Good  Search for an organization by keyword, charity name, or state.
CatchafireCatchafire matches professionals who want to give their skills with nonprofits and social enterprises that need their help. They match professionals and organizations based on a …
CraigslistCraigslist  A number of volunteer opportunities in Sacramento can be found by searching the Craigslist website under sacramento craigslist > community > volunteers.
CaliforniaVolunteersCaliforniaVolunteers is the state office that manages programs and initiatives aimed at increasing the number of Californians engaged in service and volunteering.
2-1-1 Sacramento2-1-1 Sacramento  2-1-1 Sacramento can refer you to more than 2,400 community services in the Sacramento area.  You can use their Resource Locator to find …
UC Davis Community Service Resource Center  UC Davis Community Service Resource Center View listings of local volunteer opportunities using the UC Davis Community Service Database. You can also sign up to …
City-wide Volunteer ProgramCity-wide Volunteer Program  Volunteers provide assistance with animal care, gardening, tours, arts and crafts, child development, special events and much more. Some City of Sacramento …
Hands On SacramentoHands On Sacramento Hands on Sacramento connects individuals, families, businesses and community groups with fun one-time, hands-on volunteer opportunities or longer-term projects.
United Way Volunteer CenterUnited Way Volunteer Center  The United Way Volunteer Center is the California Capital Region’s source for getting involved.  Learn about one-time and ongoing local nonprofit …
Team GivingTeam Giving Team Giving believes there are endless opportunities for serving our community.  By meeting with non-profit and volunteers personally, we offer a simple and …
Sierra Nevada JourneysSierra Nevada Journeys  Sierra Nevada Journeys offers innovative outdoor, science-based education programs for youth to develop critical thinking skills and to inspire natural resource stewardship. You …
Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network LEVN, the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network, is looking for young adults (age 21-30) with Bachelor’s degrees for an 11-month program of non-profit volunteer service and …
Opening Doors Board Member Position Description  Opening Doors is seeking new board members committed to the mission of empowering immigrants, refugees, survivors of human trafficking, and underserved Sacramento Area residents …
Are We Living in a Golden Age of Charitable Giving? HardlyInside Philanthropy | David Callahan and Alyssa Ochs | November 30, 2017 First the good news. Charitable gifts made this week on Giving Tuesday soared …
Giving ProofNY Times | Gretchen Reynolds | September 14, 2017 The adage says it’s better to give than to receive. But is it really? The scientific …
Social EnterpriseApplying market-based strategies to social problems “A social enterprise is an organization or venture that achieves its primary social or environmental mission using business methods. …
DonorsRaising money from individuals According to Giving USA statistics, donations from individuals, ordinary people like you and me, provide 85% of the private (non-government) funding …
GrantmakersWho They Are and How to Find Them Clubs & Organizations  Professional societies, trade associations, labor unions, cultural and religious organizations, and other groups of …
What’s the Best Way to Raise Money?Guidance from an expert If you are new to fundraising or just want to check your organization’s fundraising strategy this article from Blue Avocado offers …
Sample Dashboard Indicators for Your BoardDashboards can be valuable tools for the executive director and the board when making critical decisions. This sample from CompassPoint will give a framework as you …
The Board of an All Volunteer OrganizationMany people work in groups in which nobody is paid, everyone is part-time, and everyone can leave any time they want. This includes civic clubs, …
Creating and Maintaining Your BylawsAnnotated Form of Bylaws for a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation [2016] from Public Counsel Here’s an excellent article on what should be in your bylaws. How …
Advisory BoardsAdvisory boards or committees are made up of volunteers and are formed to give advice and recommendations to a nonprofit’s governing board or management staff. …
Conflict of InterestNonprofit Conflict of Interest: A 3-Dimensional View an article by Jan Masaoka offers a nuanced view of conflict of interest issues and includes a sample conflict …
Term Limits for Nonprofit BoardsThe debate on term limits has been waging for decades, if not centuries.  So, there is no “settled” answer to this question.  But my own …
Board Portals and Other Ways to CollaborateSoftware can bridge the distance and unite dispersed collaborators by making it easy to present, review, and comment on information. Some tools are designed for …
Can Nonprofits Pay Board Members?Even though compensating board members is standard in the business world, only a small percentage of nonprofits compensate board members. Those nonprofits that do pay …
Top 10 Ways to Get Investigated by a State RegulatorNonprofit board members need to understand the regulatory environment in which their organizations operate. State attorneys general have the power to bring a nonprofit to …
Leading With IntentBoardSource released Leading with Intent, their biennial study of nonprofit board composition, culture, and performance. Organized into four broad categories, Leading with Intent 2017 explores …
Taking Action on Board DiversityLeading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices published by BoardSource reveals some troubling information about the diversity of today’s nonprofit boards. We’re making …
The Board and FundraisingIn her article Getting to 100% Board Giving, author Jan Masaoka offers five great ideas to get you there.    
Board Member ContractsCall it a contract or an agreement, it’s an excellent idea to have a written statement outlining your board members’ responsibilities and legal duties.  Here …
Board Staff Interactions: What’s Acceptable, What’s Not?This compilation of FAQs from BoardSource helps explain the ins and outs of the board–staff partnership.  
Board Meetings: Agendas, Minutes, and Other ConsiderationsOne of the most effective ways to accomplish productive meetings — and strong governance — is to carefully design an agenda and then closely facilitate …
501(c)(3)s and Campaign Activity: Analysis Under Tax and Campaign Finance Laws501(c)(3)s and Campaign Activity: Analysis Under Tax and Campaign Finance Laws,” from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) on nonprofits and political campaign activity provides a …
A Board Member’s Guide to Common Questions About AdvocacyWhat You Need To Know: A Board Member’s Guide to Common Questions About Advocacy is a 13-page presentation that answers important questions about what advocacy …
Bolder Advocacy InitiativeTools and training to help your organization be a more effective advocate from the Alliance for Justice The Bolder Advocacy initiative from Alliance for Justice, a leading …
VolunteerMatch Learning CenterFree training for volunteer coordinators The VolunteerMatch Learning Center offers dozens of free webinars on the practices of volunteer engagement, such as recruitment, screening, orientation …
Nonprofit Risk Management CenterHelping nonprofits cope with uncertainty The Nonprofit Risk Management Center provides clear, concise and credible information on risk management and insurance. Their services include: affordable, …
The Nonprofit Business PlanResources, links and tips This Foundation Center Grantspace Business Plans page offers information and links to a variety of resources. LaPiana Associates offer these free …
Compliance for California NonprofitsReporting requirements for California nonprofit organizations The Compliance for California Nonprofits website outlines all of the reporting requirements for California nonprofit organizations with links and …
California Attorney General’s Guide for CharitiesThe California Attorney General’s Guide for Charities is an invaluable resource to help charitable organizations, – including charities, charitable trusts and other nonprofits – understand …
Human Resources and Talent ManagementInformation on all aspects of human resources and talent management from the Free Management Library There’s a misconception that there is a big difference in …
Nonprofit Financial ManagementFinancial Fundamentals for Nonprofits StrongNonprofits.org is an interactive site with in-depth information and guides on budgeting, financial analysis, monitoring, and the role of boards in …
Evaluating the difference your nonprofit is makingThe National Council of Nonprofits encourages nonprofits to embrace a culture that supports evaluating the difference your nonprofit is making. This requires first identifying “what …
Basic Guide to Program EvaluationAdapted from Carter McNamara’s Field Guide to Nonprofit Program Design, Marketing and Evaluation, this is an excellent introduction to evaluation.
Causes Count: The Economic Power of California’s Nonprofit SectorCalNonprofits report Causes Count is the first report of its kind to examine the nonprofit sector’s scope, activities and economic impact in the state of …
Nonprofit ExplorerResearch tool developed by ProPublica In April 2013, the IRS released structured data culled from the tax returns of almost 616,000 tax-exempt organizations. ProPublica has …
Science of Philanthropy InitiativeEvidence-based research on charitable giving The Science of Philanthropy Initiative (SPI) is a research and outreach project that utilizes rigorous quantitative methods and partnerships with …
A History of Modern Philanthropy500 years of philanthropic history Philanthropy has a global history that goes back centuries.  The National Philanthropic Trust has created a website A History of …
California Foundation StatsCalifornia Foundation Stats database This online dashboard of statewide foundation giving offers key statistics for California institutional philanthropy.  Using this tool you can review the …
The Human Needs IndexThe Human Needs Index (HNI), offers a multidimensional way to measure poverty and its effects.  Prepared quarterly by The Salvation Army in partnership with Indiana …
Finding and Using Images for Your NonprofitLearn how to find photos online and know when you can legally use them for your own purposes There are plenty of images online that …
Stories Worth TellingTools, Tips, and Inspiration for Nonprofit Storytellers Stories Worth Telling: A Guide to Strategic and Sustainable Nonprofit Storytelling is a comprehensive resource aimed specifically at small …
Free resources to help you communicate more effectivelyCause Communications From “how-to” videos to quizzes and guides, these resources cover messaging, branding, strategy/tactics and marketing for both small and large nonprofits to help …
Resources to Help Build a Better BoardComprehensive resources for both those new to boards and those wanting to improve their boards All About Boards offers tools, advice and counsel on all …
The Board and the Executive DirectorEvaluating, preparing for transition, setting compensation, understanding board vs ED roles EVALUATING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  “Evaluating the Executive Director,” Blue Avocado; “Executive Director Evaluation Survey …
Evaluating the BoardTools for self assessment Board self-assessment aims to help a board do its job better by improving members’ understanding of their roles and responsibilities.  Using …
Recruiting Board MembersGuidelines, tips and tools BoardSource’s Board Recruitment Center has a Recruit Board Members section for nonprofit staff and board members where you can find some …
Board Job DescriptionsFree Management Library: Sample Job Descriptions for Board Chair, Vice Chair, Committee Chair, Board Member, Secretary, Treasurer Bridgestar: Board Job Descriptions:  Board Chair, Board Member
Board Roles and ResponsibilitiesBoard Roles and Duties  A succinct discussion of a boards roles and duties from the Nonprofit Law Blog. Are you wondering where the line is …
Fast Facts About BoardsQuick answers to your basic questions about boards Unlike private businesses, nonprofit organizations are not “owned” by anyone. Instead they are “owned” by the community: …
California Local LobbyingCalifornia City, County and Special District Local Lobby Ordinances In addition to complying with federal tax law and California state law regarding lobbying activities, organizations …
CalNonprofitsCalNonprofits helps build a unified voice for the sector, tracks and analyzes state and federal legislation, and offers members only Monthly Legislative Briefing Call Updates. …
Everyday AdvocacyAll the tools and information you need The National Council of Nonprofits offers comprehensive information on nonprofit advocacy and lobbying including: Why & the basics …
Planned Giving Forum of Greater SacramentoThe Planned Giving Forum of Greater Sacramento is a professional organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities and resources for planned giving professionals, promoting planned giving …
Sac Metro Arts CommissionSacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Great Art Makes a Great Community The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC), established in 1977, is a public agency devoted to …
DOVIADirectors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) DOVIA or Directors of Volunteers in Agencies, provides opportunities for leaders of volunteer programs to meet regularly to exchange …
Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsThe Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is an association of professionals throughout the world that advances philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective …
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Board Member Contracts or AgreementsCall it a contract or an agreement, it’s an excellent idea to have a written statement outlining your board members’ responsibilities and legal duties.  Here …
Board Job Description SamplesFree Management Library: Sample Job Descriptions for Board Chair, Vice Chair, Committee Chair, Board Member, Secretary, Treasurer Bridgestar: Board Job Descriptions:  Board Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer
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GrantAdvisorA review site for foundations (like TripAdvisor) GrantAdvisor is a web service that facilitates open dialogue between nonprofits and grantmakers by collecting authentic, real-time reviews …
Cause MarketingPartnerships between nonprofits and for profits for mutal profit Selfish Giving has hundreds of posts on cause marketing, fundraising with businesses, nonprofit branding, mobile technology, …
Quick Tips For Locating Federal Grant OpportunitiesFoundation Center Blog | Cheryl Kester | January 9, 2017 One of the questions we get asked most often is how to find federal funding …

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