Capacity Building Resources

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Vermont Community Foundation Governance, Financial, Development, Marketing, Management, Human Resources, Evaluation. www.vermontcf.org
Use "nonprofit" tag to help aggregate what we know. 
See also:
http://delicious.com/lgdavitian/nonprofit

GuideStar
Descriptions of nonprofit organizations, news, classifieds. 600,000 organization database.
http://www.guidestar.org

The Nonprofit Resource Center
All purpose links/ Bookstore/ National
http://www.not-for-profit.org/

Blog Roll
Beth Kanter, How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media
Marty Kearns, Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity
Michelle Murraine, Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology
Holly Ross, Netsquared
Katrin Verclas, MobileActive
Marni Webb, Ex337
Harold Feld, Tales of the Sausage Factory
Nancy Schwartz, Helping Nonprofits Succeed Through Effective Marketing
Haik Bedrosian, Burlington Politics
Cathy Resmer, Seven Days Staff Blog
Philip Baruth, Vermont Politics
Phil Simon, Systems Blog

1. Management & Administration & Operations
Economic Research Institute

Data on NPO's including salary studies and access to 990s/ Useful for HR & Development
http://www.eri-nonprofit-salaries.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=NPO.Search&trkid=292-49

The Nonprofit Times
Covers the business of managing nonprofits
Blog/ RSS*/ Audio Feeds
http://www.nptimes.com/technobuzz/TB20081014_1.html

Capaciteria
Capaciteria is a comprehensive, searchable database directory of peer reviewed categorized administrative resources that help nonprofits leverage their own capacity.
http://capaciteria.org/index.php?env=-inlink/index:m35-1-1-5-s-0

The Nonprofit Resource Center
All purpose links/ Bookstore/ National?
http://www.not-for-profit.org/

Blue Avocado
Blue Avocado is is a nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits. It is published on the 1st and 15th of every month through an HTML newsletter delivered to more than 50,000 subscribers. http://blueavocado.org.

RSS for Nonprofits, http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/internet/archives/page9195.cfm

2. Advocacy & Public Policy
Independent Sector

What's going on in Washington that affects NPOs
http://www.independentsector.org/

3. Resource Development
Association of Fundraising Professionals

Directory of fundraisers and related helpers & Webinars
http://www.usa.gov/Business/Nonprofit.shtml
http://www.afpnet.org/education_and_career_development

GrantStation
Allows grantseekers to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects, and mentors them through the grantseeking process.
http://www.grantstation.com

Free Management Library,
Integrated online library for non profits.
http://www.managementhelp.org/

Philanthropy Journal
Special Reports/ News/ Jobs/ North Carolina
http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/

Foundation Center

Tools for Development/ National/ Events & Webinars
http://foundationcenter.org/gainknowledge/nonprofitlinks/

Nonprofit Gateway
Federal government resources/ RSS
http://www.usa.gov/Business/Nonprofit.shtml

Nonprofit Finance Fund National nonprofit authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them.                                         http://www.nonprofitfinancefund.org/

Philanthropic Capacity Building Resources (PCBR)
Database
The PCBR database contains 401 descriptions of capacity-building programs being carried out by U.S. foundations.                                                                           http://www.humaninteract.org/reports/pcbrdatabase.asp

4. Governance & Board Development
Governance Matters

Organizational Structure/ New York/ Webinars
http://www.governancematters.org/

Board Source
Focus on effective boards/ some training resources/ By the Cup*
http://www.searchboardsource.org

Free Management Library
http://www.managementhelp.org/boards/boards.htm

5. Communications Strategy
CCTV Media Maven Lunches

http://www.cctv.org/watch-tv/series/media-maven

Idealware.Blackbaud - Resources for Nonprofits
Newsletter, Blog, Podcast, Industry Analysis
http://www.blackbaud.com/company/resources/resources.aspx

Network for Good
ECommerce Platform/ Technical Support/ Useful Articles on Marketing/ Development & Volunteer Mgment
http://www.networkforgood.org/

Nonprofit Marketing
Rich site including webinars
http://www.nonprofitmarketingguide.com/resources/live-webinars/

Idealist.org
Job/ Podcasts/ Blogs/ Nonprofit FAQ
Multilingual resources (deep) on all aspects of npo operation
http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/FAQ/Nonprofit/Home/default

Northwest Nonprofit Resources
Simple Resources that covers the bases
http://www.nnr.org/prod05.htm

Institution for Conservaion Leadership This publication provides best practices and tools for managers of environmental and conservation nonprofits in our challenging economic times.
Downloads are free.    
http://www.icl.org/toolkits/hard-times.php.

Nonprofit Online News
Weekly journal,published by the Gilbert Center provides easy access through links to nonprofit news from a wide variety of sources.
http://www.gilbert.org/news

John Kenyon Nonprofit Technology Educator and Strategist Nonprofit Technology consulting, training and writing about appropriate, effective solutions. http://johnkenyon.typepad.com/

Media Alliance Promoting media excellence, ethics, diversity, and accountability in the interests of peace, justice, social responsibility.                                                                           http://www.media-alliance.org

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