The websites listed reflect those organizations and/or sites that provide information on issues relevant to non-profits. Some may require that you join or pay a fee to access materials so we encourage you to review what each site has to offer and consider the value in light of your organization’s needs.
- www.blueavocado.org A practical, provocative, and fun food-for-thought source of information for nonprofit organizations.
A rich connection to resources (see "Resource Links") by a consulting practice dedicated to the effective use of institutional resources to maximize the ability of nonprofits to accomplish their mission.
is a link to the Executive Master of Nonprofit Leadership program at the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University. It includes board training modules on critical topics and an expansive list of vital nonprofit resources.
Provides white papers, and e-newsletter, training, etc. With membership ($99/year) you can have access to additional materials.
The Core Capacities are based on the reasearch of the TCC Group and identify four core capacities that contribute to nonprofit effectiveness. They include Leadership, Adaptive, Management, and Technical Capacities.
The NonProfit Life Stage Assessment. This is an assessment tool for determining what stage a nonprofit organization is in and describes an organization's strenghts and weaknesses with respect to its particular stage of development.
This is a free management library in the form of an integrated, online library for nonprofits as well as for-profits.
A Board Assesment Tool.
Legal and Regulatory
WAACO (Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations) is an organization whose mission is "to promote community development and organizational capacity-building in Washington State by assisting charitable and community-based nonprofit organizations and low-income micro-entrepreneurs to obtain free legal assistance on business-related matters". Their website has a number of resources and many links to even more websites providing support to the nonprofit community. Under our "Tools" section you will find a Nonprofit Checklist that they have started.
Leadership and Management
Visit 501 Commons for information and best practice resources, Weblinks, and listings of selected nonprofits experts, consultants, and service providers who have been recommended by nonprofits. Check out the Technology Resources Center, Online Volunteer Management Handbook, Resources for Boards, and information in more than a dozen topic areas.
Compass Point NonProfit Services is a consulting research and training organization. It is a recognized leader in providing consulting and training programs in the area of succession planning and executive transitions that address turnover as an opportunity for renewal. Its website is rich with articles, checklists, templates and research.
This provides a checklist for a nonprofit organization to identify its administrative strenghts and weaknesses.
National Center on NonProfit Enterprise helps nonprofits make wise economic decisions.
Strongnonprofits.org - A robust website that features more the 64 resources for anyone involved in nonprofit financial planning, monitoring, operations, or oversight - particularly nonprofit afterschool program providers. It is developed in partnership with the Wallace Foundation and Fiscal Management Associates, a national consulting firm.