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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

NEW! This new edition details the significant improvements in management practice that have taken place in recent years.


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

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?

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?

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.



Philanthropy Chat: Deirdre Maloney on Nonprofit Myths


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


Philanthropy Chat: Rob Sheehan on Strategy Development for Nonprofits


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


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


Online Classes


Introduction to Fundraising Planning Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

This brief recording captures the key concepts of the course. For more expansive discussion of the topic, we suggest attending a live webinar or in-person session. Note the recording is captioned for individuals with hearing impairments.

Establishing a Nonprofit Organization Tutorial

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn how to establish a nonprofit organization, task by task. This version is text only, but it has links to other formats.

Build a Social Media Strategy

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $35.00

Develop your social media plan and learn how to target the people you want to reach, choose the strategies you’ll employ to accomplish those goals, and the available tools you can use to execute your plan effectively. 

Storytelling for Social Media

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $25.00

In this online course, we’ll show you how to effectively employ stories in your social media efforts. 

Training Events


Who Helps the Helpers? Self-care and Your Nonprofit Career

Oct 27, 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Many of us came into the social sector fueled by a passion for change.  But the pressures of the sector-seeking funding, measuring impact, and other competing priorities-can sap energy quickly, causing burnout. 


Understanding the New FASB Reporting Standards

Nov 10, 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Navigating the laws and regulations governing nonprofit formation can be difficult and confusing. We’ve teamed up with Harbor Compliance Inc. to answer some  questions related to forming the most common nonprofit tax status: the 501©3.  


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

Nov 10, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
East Point, Georgia | In-person

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


Social Enterprise and 501(c)(3) Organizations

Nov 15, 2016, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

How can a nonprofit generate income without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status?


Proposal Budgeting: Next Steps

Nov 15, 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Foundation Center is hosting a webinar to provide more detailed instruction in developing sound proposal budgets.  Email us your challenges in advance for a chance to have them tackled live by our trainers, and get sneak peek at our new elearning course, Crafting a Sound Proposal Budget.