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Arizona Compassion Initiative (ACI)

 

Resource Guide

This list was compiled to serve as a guide to ACI organizations seeking additional capacity building resources. All efforts were made to make the guide as comprehensive as possible, and ACI will continue to update this list. Many of these resources are free, but others are fee-based. Inquire with the provider of the resource for potential fees.

Sections:
Leadership Development
Organizational Development
Program Development
Revenue Development Strategies
Community Engagement

 

Leadership Development

Programs, Trainings, Classes, & Workshops

Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation – http://nonprofit.asu.edu
Effective, Motivated Board Governance – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/asst/asst_boardgov.htm

  • 10 module trainings focusing on Board issues, relationships, organization, development, planning, finances, government relations, and communication.

Evolving Nonprofits Through Strategic Evaluation & Planning (ENSTEP) – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/asst/asst_enstep.htm
•  During ENSTEP Program, agencies work to clarify their focus, add stability, and increase organizational capacity, efficiency, and effectiveness. The ENSTEP program provides a unique opportunity for board, staff, and stakeholders to engage in a challenging and collaborative process that aims to convert knowledge into effective action. Through their participation in the program, ENSTEP agencies learn to recognize the opportunities that are appropriate to their individual resources, strengths and competencies in order to better serve the community.
American Humanics – www.humanics.org
Undergraduate For-Credit Nonprofit Leadership Education – ASU American Humanics Program - www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/ah.htm
Graduate For-Credit Certificate Program in Nonprofit Leadership and Management – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/edu_grad.htm
ASU Nonprofit Management Institute, NMI, (Non-Credit Certificate Program and Topical Courses) – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm
•  Improve your working knowledge of human resource management using legal, technical and practical concepts.
•  NMI 104 – Effective Supervision – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm
•  Review employment laws, behaviorally based interviewing, performance management, coaching and counseling, confident delegation and employee recognition and retention strategies.
•  Learn to implement principles and practices of effective leadership in the nonprofit sector including lobbying, empowering staff and volunteers and tracking emerging trends.
•  Explore the strategic management process and the nature of strategic decision making. Learn techniques to evaluate and develop organizational missions and goals, competitive positions, service programs and effective resource deployment.
•  NMI 109 – Managing Volunteer Effectiveness – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm
•  Learn techniques in managing volunteers from recruitment through effective utilization within the nonprofit organization. Also examine creative recruitment, supervision, training, liabilities and budgeting for volunteer expenses and staff.
•  This course provides a comprehensive review of contemporary board governance issues, alternatives, and recommendations.
•  Learn the principles and practices of marketing and public relations in your nonprofit organization as well as strategies and techniques to successfully position your organization.
•  Understand diversity as a critical business strategy that helps nonprofit organizations maximize their mission. Learn to identify layers of diversity within the organization.
•  NMI 121 – Social Entrepreneurship – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm
•  This course will provide an overview of issues surrounding Social Entrepreneurship and social enterprise businesses
•  Creating Fair & Equitable Pay Practices in the Nonprofit Organization – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm
•  This session will help managers leverage their organization's position to better attract and retain valuable employees.
  • Communication Strategies for Team Building -- www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_mes.htm#Communication
•  Provides applicable knowledge and tools for building and maintaining effective teams within an organization.
  • The Art of Planning a Meeting –
•  This workshop will give participants the basic information on how to organize meetings from a standpoint of goals and objectives.
•  Effective Speaking and Writing in Nonprofit Contexts – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm
•  This unique workshop provides practical tools and knowledge in both oral and written communication that can enhance effectiveness in communicating both inside and outside the nonprofit organization.
ASU West College of Human Services – RTM 494 – Non-Profit Management for Human Service Professionals – www.west.asu.edu/chs/rtm
ASU Service Learning Program – www.asu.edu/duas/servicelearning
Public Allies Arizona – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/asst/asst_pa_public_allies.htm
Nonprofit Congress – www.nonprofitcongress.org
Leader To Leader Institute – www.pfdf.org
Organization for Nonprofit Executives – www.oneaz.org
Bridgestar – www.bridgestar.org
Arizona Society of Association Executives – www.azsae.com
International Partnership for Service Learning – www.ipsl.org
Ethics Resource Center – www.ethics.org
Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics – www.asu.edu/clas/lincolncenter
Williams Institute of Ethics – www.ethics-twi.org
Antioch University 's Ph.D. in Leadership and Change – www.phd.antioch.edu
Portland State University 's Institute for Nonprofit Management – www.inpm.pdx.edu

 

Websites

BoardSource – www.boardsource.org
CompassPoint – www.compasspoint.org
BoardNetUSA – www.boardnetusa.org
National Association for Corporate Directors – www.nacdonline.org
Trustee Leadership Development – www.tld.org
Black Board of Directors Project – www.bbodproject.com
Valle del Sol Hispanic Leadership Institute – www.valledelsol.com
Society for Nonprofit Organizations – www.snpo.org
National Council of Nonprofit Associations – www.ncna.org
Alliance for Nonprofit Management – www.allianceonline.org
Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits – www.arizonanonprofits.org
Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona – www.nonprofitnaz.org
Yuma Area Nonprofit Institute – www.snap211.com/general/partner/about.tcl
Help4 Nonprofits & Tribes Institute – www.help4nonprofits.com
Nonprofit Enterprise at Work – www.new.org
IKnow.org – www.iknow.org
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action – www.arnova.org
Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector Research Fund – www.nonprofitresearch.org
Independent Sector – www.independentsector.org
American Society of Association Executives & the Center for Association Leadership – www.asaecenter.org
Maricopa County Volunteer Center – www.volunteerphoenix.org
Institute for Global Ethics – www.globalethics.org
Josephson Institute of Ethics – www.josephsoninstitute.org

 

Books, Magazines, & Journals

Fast Company – www.fastcompany.com
Strategic Planning in nonprofit or for-profit organizations – www.managementhelp.org/plan_dec/str_plan/str_plan.htm
Nonprofit Times – www.nptimes.com
Nonprofit Quarterly – www.nonprofitquarterly.org
Free Management Library – www.managementhelp.org
Capaciteria – www.capaciteria.org
Arizona Nonprofit Community Report – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/asst/asst_azncr.htm
Information on Volunteering – www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/volunteers
Practical Tips for Planning Group-Oriented Volunteer Projects – www.charitychannel.com/publish/templates/?a=180&z=24
Leader Values – www.leader-values.com
Nonprofit Good Practice Guide – www.npgoodpractice.org
NonProfit Boards: Roles, Responsibility and Performance by Diane J. Duca
From the Top Down: The Executive Role in Volunteer Program Success by Susan J. Ellis
Diverse Teams at Work: Capitalizing on the Power of Diversity by Lee Gardenswartz and Anita Rowe

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Organizational Development

 

Programs, Trainings, Classes, & Workshops

Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation – nonprofit.asu.edu

Effective, Motivated Board Governance – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/asst/asst_boardgov.htm

•  10 module trainings focusing on Board issues, relationships, organization, development, planning, finances, government relations, and communication.

Evolving Nonprofits Through Strategic Evaluation & Planning (ENSTEP) – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/asst/asst_enstep.htm

•  During ENSTEP Program, agencies work to clarify their focus, add stability, and increase organizational capacity, efficiency, and effectiveness. The ENSTEP program provides a unique opportunity for board, staff, and stakeholders to engage in a challenging and collaborative process that aims to convert knowledge into effective action. Through their participation in the program, ENSTEP agencies learn to recognize the opportunities that are appropriate to their individual resources, strengths and competencies in order to better serve the community.

National Association for Corporate Directors – www.nacdonline.org

Trustee Leadership Development – www.tld.org

ASU Nonprofit Management Institute, NMI, (Non-Credit Certificate Program and Topical Courses) – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  Improve your working knowledge of human resource management using legal, technical and practical concepts.

•  NMI 103 – Financial Management Principles for Nonprofit Organizations – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  Learn to apply the fundamentals of accounting, budgeting processes, cash flow analysis, expenditure control, long-range financial planning, audits, grants and contracts to nonprofit organizations.

•  NMI 104 – Effective Supervision – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  Review employment laws, behaviorally based interviewing, performance management, coaching and counseling, confident delegation and employee recognition and retention strategies.

•  NMI 105 – Leadership and Ethics in the Nonprofit Sector – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  Learn to implement principles and practices of effective leadership in the nonprofit sector including lobbying, empowering staff and volunteers and tracking emerging trends.

•  NMI 107 – Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organizations – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  Explore the strategic management process and the nature of strategic decision making. Learn techniques to evaluate and develop organizational missions and goals, competitive positions, service programs and effective resource deployment.

•  NMI 109 – Managing Volunteer Effectiveness – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  Learn techniques in managing volunteers from recruitment through effective utilization within the nonprofit organization

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•  NMI 110 – Laws and Legal Issues Affecting Nonprofit Organizations – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  Learn more about the procedures for incorporating, obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status as a nonprofit organization.

•  This course provides a comprehensive review of contemporary board governance issues, alternatives, and recommendations.

•  Learn the principles and practices of marketing and public relations in your nonprofit organization as well as strategies and techniques to successfully position your organization.

•  This course provides an in-depth study of budgeting and planning, tax issues, internal/external reporting requirements and technology for financial management.

  • NMI 116 – The Press, Power and Politics –

•  This course develops the knowledge and skills for nonprofit cause centered advocacy, how to build a campaign, mobilize citizens/constituents for effective action, how to organize public messaging and provides some ideas and skills for how nonprofits can make their “message” known to external groups and provides techniques for practitioners to use when working with elected officials and media.

•  Understand diversity as a critical business strategy that helps nonprofit organizations maximize their mission. Learn to identify layers of diversity within the organization.

•  NMI 121 – Social Entrepreneurship – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  This course will provide an overview of issues surrounding Social Entrepreneurship and social enterprise businesses .

•  This session will help managers leverage their organization's position to better attract and retain valuable employees.

  • Communication Strategies for Team Building – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_mes.htm#Communication

•  Provides applicable knowledge and tools for building and maintaining effective teams within an organization.

  • The Art of Planning a Meeting –

•  This workshop will give participants the basic information on how to organize meetings from a standpoint of goals and objectives.

•  Effective Speaking and Writing in Nonprofit Contexts – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  This unique workshop provides practical tools and knowledge in both oral and written communication that can enhance effectiveness in communicating both inside and outside the nonprofit organization.

Alliance for Nonprofit Management – www.allianceonline.org

Organization for Nonprofit Executives – www.oneaz.org

Help 4 Nonprofits & Tribes Institute – www.help4nonprofits.com

Leader To Leader Institute – www.pfdf.org

Vistage – www.vistage.com

National Coalition Building Institute International – www.ncbi.org

Ethics Resource Center – www.ethics.org

 

Websites

BoardSource – www.boardsource.org
CompassPoint – www.compasspoint.org
BoardNetUSA – www.boardnetusa.org
Arizona Corporation Commission – www.cc.state.az.us
Iknow.org – www.iknow.org
Independent Sector – www.independentsector.org
Capaciteria – www.capaciteria.org
Bridgestar – www.bridgestar.org
Public Relations Society of America – Phoenix Chapter – www.phoenixprsa.org
Society for Human Resource Management – www.shrm.org
SCORE – www.score.org
The Center for Creative Leadership – www.ccl.org/leadership/about/index.aspx?pageId=10
James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership – www.academy.umd.edu/home/index.htm
Leadership Learning Community – www.leadershiplearning.org
Internal Revenue Service – www.irs.gov
Arizona Tax and Accounting Sites Directory – www.taxsites.com/states/arizona.html
Nonprofit Risk Management Center – www.nonprofitrisk.org
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – www.aicpa.org/index.htm
Arizona Corporation Commission – www.cc.state.az.us
Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN) – www.nten.org
NPOWER – www.npower.org
NPOWER Arizona – www.npoweraz.org
Practical Tips for Planning Group-Oriented Volunteer Projects – www.charitychannel.com/publish/templates/?a=180&z=24
Using the Internet and Improving Nonprofit Organizations – www.helping.org/nonprofit
Institute for Cultural Affairs – www.ica-usa.org
TechSoup Stock – www.techsoup.org/stock/default.asp
TechSoup – www.techsoup.org
Verizon Foundation Resource Center – http://foundation.verizon.com/resourcecenter
What Is?com – http://whatis.techtarget.com

 

Books, Magazines, & Journals

Fast Company – www.fastcompany.com
Nonprofit Good Practice Guide – www.npgoodpractice.org
Nonprofit Quarterly – www.nonprofitquarterly.org
Nonprofit Times – www.nptimes.com
Free Management Library – www.managementhelp.org
Arizona Nonprofit Community Report – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/asst/asst_azncr.htm
Strategic Planning in nonprofit or for-profit organizations – www.managementhelp.org/plan_dec/str_plan/str_plan.htm
The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits: A Step-by-Step Guide for Managers and Boards by Murray Dropkin & Bill La Touche
StreetSmart Financial Basics for NonProfit Managers by Thomas A. McLaughlin
Independent Sector – www.independentsector.org/issues/accountability/checklist/checklist_full.pdf

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Program Development

 

Programs, Trainings, Classes, & Workshops

American Evaluation Association – www.eval.org

Project Management Institute – www.pmi.org/info/default.asp

Theory of Change Website – www.theoryofchange.org

University of Wisconsin , Extension's Home Page for Program Development and Evaluation – www.uwex.edu/ces/pdande/evaluation/index.html

ASU Nonprofit Management Institute, NMI, (Non-Credit Certificate Program and Topical Courses) – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  NMI 104 – Effective Supervision – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  Review employment laws, behaviorally based interviewing, performance management, coaching and counseling, confident delegation and employee recognition and retention strategies.

•  Explore the strategic management process and the nature of strategic decision making. Learn techniques to evaluate and develop organizational missions and goals, competitive positions, service programs and effective resource deployment.

•  This class covers the design and implementation of a results oriented program evaluation system that produces valid, credible and useful information.

•  NMI 109 – Managing Volunteer Effectiveness – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  Learn techniques in managing volunteers from recruitment through effective utilization within the nonprofit organization

•  NMI 110 – Laws and Legal Issues Affecting Nonprofit Organizations – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  Learn more about the procedures for incorporating, obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status as a nonprofit organization.

•  Understand diversity as a critical business strategy that helps nonprofit organizations maximize their mission. Learn to identify layers of diversity within the organization.

•  This session will help managers leverage their organization's position to better attract and retain valuable employees.

  • Communication Strategies for Team Building – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_mes.htm#Communication

•  Provides applicable knowledge and tools for building and maintaining effective teams within an organization.

  • The Art of Planning a Meeting –

•  This workshop will give participants the basic information on how to organize meetings from a standpoint of goals and objectives.

•  Effective Speaking and Writing in Nonprofit Contexts – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  This unique workshop provides practical tools and knowledge in both oral and written communication that can enhance effectiveness in communicating both inside and outside the nonprofit organization.

Institute for Global Ethics – www.globalethics.org

Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics – www.asu.edu/clas/lincolncenter

Williams Institute of Ethics – www.ethics-twi.org

Evolving Nonprofits Through Strategic Evaluation & Planning (ENSTEP) – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/asst/asst_enstep.htm

•  During ENSTEP Program, agencies work to clarify their focus, add stability, and increase organizational capacity, efficiency, and effectiveness. The ENSTEP program provides a unique opportunity for board, staff, and stakeholders to engage in a challenging and collaborative process that aims to convert knowledge into effective action. Through their participation in the program, ENSTEP agencies learn to recognize the opportunities that are appropriate to their individual resources, strengths and competencies in order to better serve the community.

 

Websites

Nonprofit Good Practice Guide – www.npgoodpractice.org
Innovation Network – www.innonet.org
The Fiscal Policy Studies Institute – www.resultsaccountability.com
EPA Evaluation Support Division – www.epa.gov/evaluate
Learner Resource Center – www.uwex.edu/li/learner/index.htm
Outcome Measurement Resource Network – www.national.unitedway.org/outcomes
McKinsey & Company – www.mckinsey.com
Cultural Competency Resources Website – www.allianceonline.org/about/cc_resources.page
Evaluation Tools for Racial Equity – www.evaluationtoolsforracialequity.org
Innovation Network: Transforming Evaluation for Social Change – www.innonet.org
ePhilanthropyFoundation.org – www.ephilanthropy.org
Ethics Resource Center – www.ethics.org
Center for Leadership Ethics & Public Service – www.ncsu.edu/csleps
Josephson Institute of Ethics – www.josephsoninstitute.org
Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics – www.ubalt.edu/hoffberger
American Bar Association – www.abanet.org
Leader Val ues – www.leader-values.com
Institute for Cultural Affairs – www.ica-usa.org
The Evaluation Forum – www.evaluationforum.com
Effective Philanthropy – w ww.effectivephilanthropy.org
Williams Institute of Ethics – www.ethics-twi.org

 

Books, Magazines, & Journals

Delegating for Results by Robert B. Maddox
National Science Foundation's User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation –
www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02057/nsf02057.pdf
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Guide to Evaluation Primers –
www.rwjf.org/files/publications/RWJF_ResearchPrimer_0804.pdf
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook –
www.wkkf.org/Pubs/Tools/Evaluation/Pub770.pdf
W. K. Kellogg Foundation's Logic Model Development Guide – www.wkkf.org/Pubs/Tools/Evaluation/Pub3669.pdf
Free Management Library – www.managementhelp.org
Strategic Planning in nonprofit or for-profit organizations – www.managementhelp.org/plan_dec/str_plan/str_plan.htm

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Revenue Development Strategies

Programs, Trainings, Classes, & Workshops

ASU Nonprofit Management Institute, NMI, (Non-Credit Certificate Program and Topical Courses) – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  Learn to apply the fundamentals of accounting, budgeting processes, cash flow analysis, expenditure control, long-range financial planning, audits, grants and contracts to nonprofit organizations.

•  Explore the strategic management process and the nature of strategic decision making. Learn techniques to evaluate and develop organizational missions and goals, competitive positions, service programs and effective resource deployment.

  • NMI 110 – Laws and Legal Issues Affecting Nonprofit Organizations – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  Learn more about the procedures for incorporating, obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status as a nonprofit organization.

•  NMI 112 – Marketing for Nonprofits – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  Learn the principles and practices of marketing and public relations in your nonprofit organization as well as strategies and techniques to successfully position your organization.

•  This course provides an in-depth study of budgeting and planning, tax issues, internal/external reporting requirements and technology for financial management.

  • NMI 116 – The Press, Power and Politics –

•  This course develops the knowledge and skills for nonprofit cause centered advocacy, how to build a campaign, mobilize citizens/constituents for effective action, how to organize public messaging and provides some ideas and skills for how nonprofits can make their “message” known to external groups and provides techniques for practitioners to use when working with elected officials and media.

•  This course will provide an overview of issues surrounding Social Entrepreneurship and social enterprise businesses.

•  Effective Speaking and Writing in Nonprofit Contexts – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  This unique workshop provides practical tools and knowledge in both oral and written communication that can enhance effectiveness in communicating both inside and outside the nonprofit organization.

  • Fundraising Methods and Strategies –

•  Explore effective methods for securing funds from corporations, foundations, individuals, and government entities.

•  The ABC's of Special Event Marketing – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm

•  In this course, you will learn the basic principles of successful special events and the strategies required to plan, promote, implement, and evaluate them.

Effective, Motivated Board Governance – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/asst/asst_boardgov.htm

•  10 module trainings focusing on Board issues, relationships, organization, development, planning, finances, government relations, and communication.

Evolving Nonprofits Through Strategic Evaluation & Planning (ENSTEP) – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/asst/asst_enstep.htm

•  During ENSTEP Program, agencies work to clarify their focus, add stability, and increase organizational capacity, efficiency, and effectiveness. The ENSTEP program provides a unique opportunity for board, staff, and stakeholders to engage in a challenging and collaborative process that aims to convert knowledge into effective action. Through their participation in the program, ENSTEP agencies learn to recognize the opportunities that are appropriate to their individual resources, strengths and competencies in order to better serve the community.

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University – www.philanthropy.iupui.edu

•  The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University – The Fundraising School – www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/funds.html

Raising More Money – www.benevon.com

Arizona Grantmakers Forum – www.arizonagrantmakersforum.org

The Grantsmanship Center – www.tgci.com

The Grantmaking School – www.grantmakingschool.org

ePhilanthropyFoundation.org – www.ephilanthropy.org

The Grantmaking School at Grand Val ley State University – www.grantmakingschool.org

 

Websites

AzGATES Grants Resources Database – www.azgates.org
Association of Fundraising Professionals – www.afpnet.org
Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Arizona Chapter – www.afpaz.org
Just Grants! Arizona – www.azgrants.com
The Direct Marketing Association – www.the-dma.org
The Public Relations Society of America – www.prsa.org
Internal Revenue Service – www.irs.gov
Arizona Tax and Accounting Sites Directory – www.taxsites.com/states/arizona.html
Public Relations Society of America – Phoenix Chapter – www.phoenixprsa.org
St. Luke's Health Initiatives – www.slhi.org
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations – www.geofunders.org
Association of Small Foundations – www.smallfoundations.org
Charity Channel – www.charitychannel.com
The Flinn Foundation – www.flinn.org
Lodestar Foundation – www.lodestarfoundation.org
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona – www.cfsoaz.org
Council on Foundations – www.cof.org/Learn
Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust – www.ninapulliamtrust.org
Hopi Foundation – www.hopifoundation.org
Grant Station – www.grantstation.com
Asian-Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy – www.aapip.org
Association of Black Foundation Executives – www.abfe.org
Hispanics in Philanthropy – www.hiponline.org
National Center for Charitable Statistics – www. nccs. urban .org
The Foundation Center – www.foundationcenter.org/getstarted/training/online/
Idealware – www.idealware.org
NPOWER – www.npower.org
NPOWER Arizona – www.npoweraz.org
Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN) – www.nten.org
Nonprofit Good Practice Guide – www.npgoodpractice.org
The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust – www.pipertrust.org

 

Books, Magazines, & Journals

Free Management Library – www.managementhelp.org
Chronicle of Philanthropy – www.philanthropy.com
Arizona Giving and Volunteering Study – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/res/res_givvol.htm
Fundraising: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (and How to Tell the Difference) by Bill J. Harrison

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Community Engagement

 

Programs, Trainings, Classes, & Workshops

Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation – nonprofit.asu.edu
ASU Nonprofit Management Institute, NMI, (Non-Credit Certificate Program and Topical Courses) – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm
•  NMI 105 – Leadership and Ethics in the Nonprofit Sector – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm
•  Learn to implement principles and practices of effective leadership in the nonprofit sector including lobbying, empowering staff and volunteers and tracking emerging trends.
• NMI 107 – Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organizations – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm •  Explore the strategic management process and the nature of strategic decision making. Learn techniques to evaluate and develop organizational missions and goals, competitive positions, service programs and effective resource deployment.
• NMI 112 – Marketing for Nonprofits – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm •  Learn the principles and practices of marketing and public relations in your nonprofit organization as well as strategies and techniques to successfully position your organization.
• NMI 116 – The Press, Power and Politics – •  This course develops the knowledge and skills for nonprofit cause centered advocacy, how to build a campaign, mobilize citizens/constituents for effective action, how to organize public messaging and provides some ideas and skills for how nonprofits can make their “message” known to external groups and provides techniques for practitioners to use when working with elected officials and media.
• NMI 119 – Diversity Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm •  Understand diversity as a critical business strategy that helps nonprofit organizations maximize their mission. Learn to identify layers of diversity within the organization.
•  NMI 121 – Social Entrepreneurship – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm
•  This course will provide an overview of issues surrounding Social Entrepreneurship and social enterprise businesses .
• Communication Strategies for Team Building – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_mes.htm#Communication •  Provides applicable knowledge and tools for building and maintaining effective teams within an organization.
•  Effective Speaking and Writing in Nonprofit Contexts – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/edu/nmi_front.htm
•  This unique workshop provides practical tools and knowledge in both oral and written communication that can enhance effectiveness in communicating both inside and outside the nonprofit organization.
• The ABC's of Special Events Marketing – •  In this course, you will learn the basic principles of successful special events and the strategies required to plan, promote, implement, and evaluate them.
Evolving Nonprofits Through Strategic Evaluation & Planning (ENSTEP) – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/asst/asst_enstep.htm
•  During ENSTEP Program, agencies work to clarify their focus, add stability, and increase organizational capacity, efficiency, and effectiveness. The ENSTEP program provides a unique opportunity for board, staff, and stakeholders to engage in a challenging and collaborative process that aims to convert knowledge into effective action. Through their participation in the program, ENSTEP agencies learn to recognize the opportunities that are appropriate to their individual resources, strengths and competencies in order to better serve the community.
Asset-Based Community Development Institute – http://www.northwestern.edu/ipr/abcd.html

 

Websites

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits – www.arizonanonprofits.org
National Service Learning Clearinghouse Information – www.servicelearning.com
Do Something – www.dosomething.org
Valley Leadership – www.valleyleadership.org
Hands On Network – www.handsonnetwork.org
Volunteer Center of Maricopa County – www.volunteerphoenix.org
Public Relations Society of America – Phoenix Chapter – www.phoenixprsa.org
Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits – www.arizonanonprofits.org
Nonprofit Resource Center of Northern Arizona – www.nonprofitnaz.org
Organization for Nonprofit Executives – www.oneaz.org
Capaciteria – www.capaciteria.org
Idealist – www.idealist.org
Yuma Area Nonprofit Institute – www.snap211.com/general/partner/about.tcl
Nonprofit Congress – www.nonprofitcongress.org
Help4 Nonprofits & Tribes Institute – www.help4nonprofits.com
The Community Service Program at ASU – www.asu.edu/mu/community
Leader To Leader Institute – www.pfdf.org
IKnow.org – www.iknow.org
Nonprofit Good Practice Guide – www.npgoodpractice.org
Public Allies Arizona – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/asst/asst_pa_public_allies.htm
Corporation for National and Community Service – www.cns.gov
Points of Light Foundation and the Volunteer Center National Network – http://www.pointsoflight.org/resources/
ASU in Your Community – www.asu.edu/community
ASU Service Learning Program – www.asu.edu/duas/servicelearning
Learn & Serve – www.learnandserve.org
National Service Learning Clearing House – www.servicelearning.org

 

Books, Magazines, & Journals

Free Management Library – www.managementhelp.org
Arizona Nonprofit Community Report – www.asu.edu/copp/nonprofit/asst/asst_azncr.htm
American Society for Training and Development – http://store.astd.org/dept_browse.asp?deptid=24&catid=21
Valley of the Sun United Way – www.vsuw.org/site/PageServer?pagename=data_resources
Independent Sector –
www.independentsector.org/mission_market/aschermann.htm
www.independentsector.org/mission_market/ACS_guidelines.htm
www.independentsector.org/programs/research/facts_findings.html
Greenlights for Nonprofit Success – www.greenlights.org/resources/resource_directory.asp
Nonprofit Quarterly – www.nonprofitquarterly.org
Nonprofit Times – www.nptimes.com
Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community's Assets by J. Kretzman and J. L. McKnight
Community Building : What Makes It Work: A Review of Factors Influencing Successful Community Building by P. Mattessich and B. R. Monsey
Fast Company – www.fastcompany.com
Help4NonProfits – www.help4nonprofits.com/NP_Mktg_Marketing-vs-CommunityEngagement_Art.htm?gclid=CKPOx66z0osCFRVbIgodEGRcAA
Conducting a Community Needs Assessment: Primary Data Collection Techniques –
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/HE/HE06000.pdf
Iowa State University Extension – www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/tools/assess/
Guidelines for Establishing Collaborative Relationships – www.ncahlc.org/download/CollaborationsAgreement.pdf
Collaborative Relationships –
www.wkkf.org/Pubs/CustomPubs/CPtoolkit/cptoolkit/Sec3-Collaborative.htm
Collaborative Relationships – www.nsba.org/site/docs/8700/8693.pdf

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