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Resources

Nonprofit Leadership and General Support
  1. Nonprofit Financial Stewardship Webinar offered by Harvard University (free).
  2. Hello Alice— Access new mentoring community through their Business for All initiative. Support for small business owners and nonprofits through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Employee Benefits and Human Resources
  1. Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers (U.S. Department of Labor). 
  2. Self-Insured Nonprofits and Unemployment Insurance (National Council of Nonprofits).
  3. Are We Covered? Your Nonprofit’s Insurance Policies and COVID-19 Claims (Nonprofit Risk Management Center).
Financial Resources
  1. SBA Emergency Loans Guidance and available Government loans. Summary and links for Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Loan Advance Program. *Funding depleted at this time.
  2. US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The "Save Small Business Fund" is a grant-making initiative offering short-term relief for US employers.
  3. Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136) (National Council of Nonprofits) Comparison chart on the CARES Act loan options, eligibility criteria, terms, and applications.
  4. KIVA.org - Coronavirus Response Loans Kiva lenders have shown their commitment to providing financial assistance to all by making 0% interest loans to entrepreneurs in the U.S. on Kiva.org for the last 10 years. While there are no credit or revenue requirements, applicants must go through a round of crowdfunding before they can qualify for the loan.
  5. Community Foundations. Council on Foundations is responding to COVID-19 with immediate resources and support.
  6. Findhelp.org. The social care network that allows you to search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.
  7. Georgia Resources - Georgia Center for Nonprofits: Financial Relief, Funding, and Support.
Fundraising Resources
  1. SWAIM Strategies: The Latest in Viral Fundraising Events + Conferences.
  2. SWAIM Strategies: Virtual Auction Demo.
  3. Double the Donation top COVID-19 and #GivingTuesdayNow resources for nonprofits.
  4. Fundraising in Tough Times (Stanford Social Innovation Review) How to survive in a challenging economy. 
  5. Socialbrite has released information on 8 top nonprofit online campaigns that rocked social media. 
  6. Twitter has published 12 Nonprofit Call-to-Action Twitter Images to Study and Learn From. 
  7. Fundly has published "20 Amazing Crowdfunding Campaigns That Will Meet or Exceeded Their Goals." 
  8. Constant Contact offers "5 Nonprofit Email Call-to-Actions That Inspire Action" blog. 
  9. Nonprofithub.org offers resources for "Effective Text Messaging Programs for Nonprofits." 
  10. Firespring has blogged about "40 Call to Action Examples that Drive Engagement."
  11. Classy.org Nonprofit (interactive) Digital Marketing Checklist covers best practices as well as tactics to maximize the impact of the most impactful digital channels: email, social media, and SEO.
  12. Classy.org 9 Nonprofit Emails That Actually Convert. See examples of nonprofit email marketing for organizations looking to take their email marketing to the next level.  If you are facing a specific set of challenges like constantly creating new messages, and you do not want to come off as desperate, this may be a good resource for you!
      Free and Low Cost Telecommuting and Technology Resources
      1. Google Suite— Use G Suite for Nonprofits at no cost. Includes use of apps like Gmail, Docs, and Calendar, and advanced features of Google Meet.
      2. Fastly— Access a cloud platform gives nonprofits and open source projects access to free services, including their content delivery network, Internet security, load balancing, and video and streaming services.
      3. TechSoup Global—Full resource hub to help ease nonprofits’ transition to remote work. Nonprofits are also eligible to apply for free tech software and hardware, such as refurbished computers.
      4. Zoom Online video and web conferencing platform at a discount for nonprofits through TechSoup and receive deep discount.
      5. Zendesk— Get Zendesk for up to six months free.
      6. Yearly— Create your annual report  with this digital storytelling tool. Now free for anyone to use.
      7. Vimeo – Create Free Social Media Videos.  Vimeo is a professional video platform that you can use to grow your business with easy-to-use, high-quality video creation, hosting, and marketing tools.
      8. How to Create an Effective Teleworking Program (Society for Human Resource Management). 
      9. Remote Workers and Telecommuting Practices for Nonprofits (National Council of Nonprofits). 
      10. The Remote Option: Smart Technology for Creating Virtual Teams (Idealware) To support a virtual team, an organization has to think differently about operations and technology.
      11. Emergency Remote Work Kits (LogMeIn) Free, organization-wide use of many LogMeIn products for 3 months. 
      12. Jamm  Free platform for voice and video collaboration for teams working remotely.
      13. Microsoft 365 Free 6-month trial of Microsoft 365 E1, with web-based Office apps and business services including email, file storage and sharing, meetings, and instant messaging. 
      14. QuickBooks Accounting and budgeting software at a discount for nonprofits through TechSoup (desktop and online platforms available). 
      15. Quip (Salesforce) Free use of platform for remote teams to work collectively on documents, spreadsheets, and chat (must sign up first).

      Resources for Small Business Owners

      1. Lawyers for Good Government Foundation (LGGF)— LGGF is offering pro bono legal consultation for small businesses throughout the United States, offering support in navigating new federal loans and grants, as well as unemployment and bankruptcy law.
      2. SCORE—Access free small business mentoring resource.
      3. Hello Alice— Access new mentoring community through their Business for All initiative. Support for small business owners and nonprofits through the COVID-19 pandemic.
      4. Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)— Access free resources for women-owned businesses to support.
      5. SBA Emergency Loans Guidance and available Government loans. Summary and links for Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Loan Advance Program. *Funding depleted at this time.
      6. US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The "Save Small Business Fund" is a grant-making initiative offering short-term relief for US employers.

      Everyday Resources for Nonprofits

      The resources presented below are by no means inclusive of all of the available resources for nonprofit organizations.  No doubt, you have discovered many other resources of your own, and that's great!  Now, invest in yourself, your organization, and those you serve by researching ways to further your mind and mission. 

      Bartering
      • BarterNews.com:  This is an online journal for reciprocal trade industry (barter) news.
      • IRTA.com: International Reciprocal Trade Association’s (IRTA) is the largest advocate for the barter industry in the world.
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      Board Development
      • BoardSource.org: This organization inspires and supports excellence in nonprofit governance and board leadership by offering live and online training and guidance.
      • BoardEffect.com: This organization was founded by a team of developers to offer board of directors’ management software that make the work of the board of directors easier, more effective, and more efficient.
      • Dewlyn.com: This is our agency! We offer board development training for new directors who are interested in learning their legal (fiduciary and fiscal responsibilities). Learn more here.

      Community Foundations
      • Cfstandards.org: The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Accreditation Program certifies U.S. community foundations that meet and exceed federal and state law requirements in practice and by policy.
      • CommunityFoundationAtlas.org:  This group maps the individual identities, locations, assets, roles and achievements of community foundations around the world and makes this rich data available online.
      Crowdfunding
      • Indiegogo.com:  Indiegogo is an American crowdfunding website that allows people to solicit funds for an idea, charity, or start-up business.
      Fiscal Sponsor
      • FiscalSponsors.org:  The National Network of Fiscal Sponsors openly promotes the understanding and professional practice of fiscal sponsorship.  This organization provides information on best practices for fiscal sponsors and a directory (fiscalSponsorDirectory.org) for anyone wishing to access a fiscal sponsor near them.
       Financials Statements
      • The Accounting Coach The AccountingCoach.com helps people to deepen their understanding of introductory accounting and bookkeeping at no cost. The free website contains explanations, Q&A, and more for 30 major topics. Also includes detailed information regarding nonprofit financial statements.


      Fundraising
      • Classy.org: Classy is a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits. Classy offers free ecourses, guides, and videos to help nonprofits implement effective fundraising strategies.
      • Donorbox.org: Donorbox is a fundraising software that is super simple to set up and attracts more recurring donors.
      • DoubleTheDonation.com: This company helps nonprofit organizations generate more funding using matching gift software developed by the Double the Donation team for nonprofits of all sizes.



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      Government
      • Beta.SAM.gov: Under the General Service Administration (GSA), the beta.SAM.gov is the central website for people who make, receive, and manage federal awards. This website now contains data that has been migrated from legacy systems (e.g. CDFA.gov, FBO.gov, FPDS.gov, SAM.gov, and WDOL.gov) to support two distinct types of federal awards: acquisition and federal assistance.
      • FSD.gov:  The Federal Service Desk (FSD) is a project of the Federal Government and managed by the General Services Administration (GSA).  FSD.gov provides helpdesk services for federal websites that FSD supports so that users can get the information and assistance they need from those systems.
      • IRS.gov:  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world's most efficient tax administrators, processing more than 240 million tax returns every year.  The IRS is also the federal regulatory agency for tax-exempt organizations.  Take Staying Exempt Training, or  Search for Nonprofit Charities.
      • SAM.gov:  The System for Award Management (SAM) is a Federal Government owned and operated free website that is used by anyone interested in the business of the Federal Government, including but not limited to entities who need to register to do business with the government, look for opportunities or assistance programs, or report subcontract information.




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      Grant Databases and Directories
      • Community Toolbox:- The Community Toolbox is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change.  Direct link of potential funders by category – Includes International funders.
      • Foundation Directory Online (FDO): FDO offers a free search tool - FDO Quick Start- which providing free, public access to essential information for over 100,000 foundations and over 250,000 IRS Forms 990-PF. Funder profiles include: Contact information, Fields of interest, Program areas, and Fiscal information.
      • Fundsnet Services.com: Fundsnetservices.com is a free searchable database of grants of all types. Their purpose is to help spread the word about grants programs initiatives, fundraising programs, philanthropy, foundations and 501(c)(3) non-profits organizations sources by posting related links on their website.
      • The Grantsmanship Center:Established in 1972, the Grantsmanship Center provides training, publications, technical assistance and consulting to nonprofits.  They also list the top grant-making foundations, community foundations and corporate giving programs by state.
      • ChristianVoluntering.org:A program of TechMission.org, this website matches volunteers to volunteer opportunities. In addition, it offers a searchable database of over 10,000 Christian and faith-friendly foundations offering grant-giving opportunities. From the home page, click on the search feature and search for foundations by keyword or geographic location.
      • Grants.gov:  Grants.gov was established in 2002 as a part of the President's Management Agenda. It is managed by the Department of Health and Human Services and operates under the governance of the Office of Management and Budget. Grants.gov is the centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities.

      General Information
      • CouncilofNonprofits.org: The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) is a trusted national resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits.
      • Dewlyn.com: Dewlyn Nonprofit Services is a nonprofit consulting and support service that creates business development solutions for emerging and established nonprofit organizations who are seeking proven strategies for growth and sustainability.  Key services include grant-writing, training, consultation, and professional image solutions.
      • Guidestar.org: GuideStar by Candid gathers and distributes information about U.S nonprofits.  Each year, millions of people, including donors and interested agencies rely on GuideStar information to make decisions about nonprofits and the work they do.
      • HarborCompliance.com: This company was founded by a team of government licensing specialist and technology experts.  They are the leading provider for nonprofit compliance solutions in the U.S.
      • NCCS.urban.org:  National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is a portal for nonprofit practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to download and explore data, this is the home for all NCCS publications.
      • Nolo.com: Nolo.com helps consumers, small businesses and nonprofit organizations find answers to their everyday legal and business questions.
      • Npguides.org: Non-Profit Guides produces free web-based grant-writing tools for non-profit organizations, charitable, educational, public organizations, and other community-minded groups.  These tools are designed to assist established US-based nonprofits through the grant-writing process.
      • SCORE.org: SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters across the United States.
      • WildApricot.com: Wild Apricot is web-based software company established to help small associations and non-profits manage membership, website, events and other activities. This company offers a learning academy for nonprofits with free webinars and resources.
      Social Enterprise
      • SocialEnterprise.us: Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) is a national membership organization for the rapidly growing social enterprise movement in the United States. SEA provides social enterprises with the resources they need to succeed, support and grow social entrepreneurship on a national scale.