Nonprofit Resources

Board management and ideas

Board Café
Free monthly electronic newsletter written for Board members and Executive Directors.

Board Source
BoardSource, formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards, touts itself as the premier resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations worldwide.”

Internal Revenue Service
What you need to know if your organization plans to apply for tax exemption.

Capacity building

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is a nonprofit training, consulting and research organization with offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. It offers a broad range of services and helps nonprofits with the management tools, concepts and strategies necessary to shape change in their communities. Check out its web links, many of which are listed below.

A peer-rated searchable directory of capacity building resources for nonprofits.

Nonprofit Good Practice Guide
Key information designed to help anyone manage a nonprofit organization efficiently and effectively.


Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
This Kansas City-based foundation loves to foster entrepreneurial activity.

Social Venture Partners

Entrepreneurs and businesspeople unite with nonprofits to encourage innovation and strong management skills. There’s probably a chapter near you.

Stanford Social Innovation Review

A professional publication aimed at nonprofit executives but eminently readable, with amazing info in every issue. A subscription goes for $54 last time I looked, but I didn't look hard enough, apparently.

Looking for jobs in the nonprofit sector

Chronicle of Philanthropy
I hope your local library keeps the print edition of this Variety-like publication of all things philanthropic; it's a great read, but not cheap. Great want ad section, but jobs are mostly for fundraisers.

It's where most of the young folks I know start their searches.

Nonprofit Career Network
Been around a long time.

Opportunity NOCs
(Nonprofit Organization Classifieds)

Networking with your colleagues's Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
An updated collection of interesting nonprofit links and articles.

A curious clearinghouse for links to web sites on nonprofit information. Apparently started and perhaps maintained by one dedicated soul.

Internet Nonprofit Center
Monthly topics of interest and "The Nonprofit Files," a collection of useful FAQs.

Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Provides assistance and resources for community-serving nonprofit organizations.

Technology assistance

Community Technology Center Network
A national, nonprofit membership organization of more than 450 independent community technology centers where people get free or low-cost access to computers and computer-related technology, such as the Internet, together with learning opportunities that encourage exploration and discovery.

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