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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.


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


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 You Should Ask to Help Your Nonprofit Stay Out of Legal Trouble at the Sandy Springs Branch - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Apr 17, 2014, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sandy Springs Classroom

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


Understanding Collaboration with Mike Shafarenko on SEA Change

Apr 21, 2014, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cleveland, Ohio | Classroom

Strategic collaborations, joint programming, and mergers are becoming more and more important to the nonprofit sector every day and understanding your options for working collaboratively to achieve mission-critical impact is a must for today’s nonprofit leaders. 


Advanced Goal Setting for Breakthrough Performance

Apr 22, 2014, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Washington, District of Columbia | Classroom

Learn how to drive innovation and creativity throughout your organization and create breakthroughs in performance through advanced goal setting.


Verifying Results: Finding the Evidence of Program Success

Apr 22, 2014, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This webinar focuses on the evidence and verification that your defined success has been achieved and methods for gathering evidence.


Storytelling for Nonprofits: Harnessing the Power of Video and Print to Promote Your Stories

Apr 23, 2014, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Francisco, California | Classroom