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Organizational Sustainability


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.


Live Chat


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


Establishing a Nonprofit Organization Tutorial

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

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

Classes & Events


Selling Social Change: Earned Income Strategies for Grassroots Groups (with Andy Robinson)

Oct 5, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Francisco, California | Classroom
No Cost

Special Event - Cultivating Your Artistic Community: Using Crowdfunding Platforms to Raise Funds, Engage Your Fanbase, and Discover New Supporters

Oct 6, 2015, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
New York, New York | Classroom

Use crowdfunding platforms to raise money and build a community of support.


First Time Authors Reveal All

Oct 12, 2015, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
San Francisco, California | Classroom

Lobbying and Political Activities – Dos and Don’ts

Oct 14, 2015, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | Classroom

Learn the rules for lobbying and political activities by nonprofit organizations.


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

Oct 14, 2015, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | Classroom

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