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Managing Nonprofits


Improving Long-term Performance: Business Planning for Nonprofits


Panelists discuss how to integrate business considerations into planning for mission strategy, resources, and performance. 

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The 21st Century Nonprofit

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Decision-Making Book Set

Decision-Making Book Set

Save $10! The Decision-Making Book Set includes Wise Decision-Making in Uncertain Times and Effective Economic Decision-Making by Nonprofits.


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Ready for Revenue Planning? 5 Qs to Ask Yourself

Nancy Osgood
Stephen Pratt
Dec 06, 2012  

Answer these questions if you're thinking about developing new revenue streams. With Nancy Osgood (The Osgood Group) and Stephen Pratt (Root Cause).

Can Collaborative Fundraising Work for You?

Jonathan Howard
Jeffrey Ouellette
Aug 24, 2012  

This Q&A explores the benefits of collaborative fundraising arrangements between organizations and features Jonathan Howard (Cause & Effect) and Jeffrey Ouellette (Central Square Theater).

Is Your Nonprofit 3 Months from Disaster?

Alice Antonelli
Rodney Christopher
Jun 25, 2012  

How much should your nonprofit have in operating reserves? How do you build them up? With Alice Antonelli and Rodney Christopher of the Nonprofit Finance Fund.

Sample Documents


Proposal from Yale University Medical Center to the Avon Foundation

Request to fund salaries of clinical and advocacy staff to visit homes of families with children that have reported domestic violence.


Deirdre Maloney
Oct 02, 2012

Philanthropy Chat: Deirdre Maloney on Nonprofit Myths


David Neff
Oct 07, 2011

Philanthropy Chat: David Neff and Randal Moss on Innovation in Nonprofits


Rob Sheehan
Aug 24, 2011

Philanthropy Chat: Rob Sheehan on Strategy Development for Nonprofits


Stephen Falla Riff
Oct 07, 2010

For-Profit/Not-For-Profit Dilemma: How to Choose The Right Legal form for Your Social Enterprise


Philanthropy Chat: Jan Masaoka Discusses Nonprofit Sustainability in the New Normal
Nov 17, 2010

Philanthropy Chat: Jan Masaoka on Nonprofit Sustainability in the New Normal


Online Classes


Getting Ready for Foundation Fundraising

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn to assess your nonprofit's readiness for foundation fundraising.

Establishing a Nonprofit Organization Tutorial

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn how to establish a nonprofit organization, task by task. Offered in English and Spanish.

Nonprofit Sustainability: Building Blocks for Organizational Success Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

Learn how to enhance your organization's competitiveness and strengthen its financial health.

Classes & Events


10 Questions to Help Your Nonprofit Stay Out of Legal Trouble

Jan 27, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Atlanta, Georgia | Classroom

Learn how to prepare for the potential legal pitfalls of running a nonprofit. 


Introduction: Organization Impact Fitness Series

Jan 28, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Atlanta, Georgia | Classroom

Learn the foundational steps of developing an impact driven organization.


Evaluating Your Impact

Feb 6, 2015, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Francsico , California | Classroom

This workshop will introduce you to models and methods for evaluating impact.


How to Start a Nonprofit at the Sandy Springs Branch - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Feb 16, 2015, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sandy Springs, Georgia | Classroom

Learn the process of starting a nonprofit organization step-by-step.


Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources

Feb 19, 2015, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New York, New York | Classroom

Learn to navigate and use the wide range of Foundation Center online resources.