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Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Alumni Consulting Team (ACT) have teamed up to form a new pro-bono service which provides answers to questions you have about managing nonprofits. They provide three ways for you to get your questions answered: you can pose a question to their team of experts from ACT, browse their inventory of previously-asked questions and answers, or visit the Ask ACT knowledge management site for additional advice on these subjects.
A program of the Three Guineas Fund and the Women’s Technology Cluster, ASTIA is designed for start-up social entrepreneurs building early stage organizations for girls and women. Recognizing that there are few opportunities for nonprofit start-ups to have regular access to peers, training, onsite consultants and professional facilities, ASTIA is designed to help social entrepreneurs develop their early-stage non-profits into successful, sustainable organizations.
The Fisherman Foundation, the SEVEN Fund, and the University of Asia and the Pacific-Center for Social Responsibility are pleased to announce the “Breakthrough Innovation Grant” (BIG) competition – the search for the most innovative business idea that can create prosperity in Metro Manila, Philippines. We are looking for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as social entrepreneurs whose ideas can serve as drivers for poverty alleviation. Proposals must be innovative, resourceful, scalable, and fit the particular needs of the Philippines to drive wealth creation.
Up to $20,000 USD seed money for implementation of the winning business proposal(s).
For more information on grant eligibility and how to participate please see: http://www.breakthroughinnovationgrant.com/submit-your-idea/
Canada’s supersite for the nonprofit sector — 3,000 pages of news, jobs, information and resources for executives, staffers, donors, and volunteers.
This website, sponsored by American Philanthropy Review, offers fifteen different Email-based forums: Advancement, Annual Fund, Arts, Boards, Charity Law, Charity Talk, Consult, Events, Grants, Grants and Foundations Online, Health, Mentors, Planned Giving USA, Volunteer Online, and WorldGift.
The Civic Practices Network (CPN), born of the movement for a “new citizenship” and “civic revitalization,” is a collaborative and nonpartisan project dedicated to bringing practical tools for public problem solving into community and institutional settings across America. This site offers numerous case statements and multiple resources.
Full Circle Fund is an engaged philanthropy organization cultivating the next generation of community leaders and driving lasting social change in the Bay Area. Full Circle Fund members leverage their time, money, skills and connections to the service of nonprofits, businesses and government agencies in partnerships that result in significant impact on the community.
GPO Access provides access to full text versions of Federal Registers, as well as more than 70 other searchable databases of federal information and reports.
GuideStar is a searchable database of more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States.
Originally founded in 1978 as “Project Abrazar”, the Human Outreach Agency (HOA) was designed to assist low-income families and individuals of Hispanic descent, by providing free education and vocational programs. Project Abrazar’s name and mission expanded in 1981 to encompass service delivery to homeless individuals, of all ethnicity's throughout Alameda County. HOA has transformed into being one of the most essential programs for homeless men and the only homeless shelter, therefore the entire surrounding community benefits. Today, HOA is a multi-faceted 20-bed, 90-day, 24 hour, 7 day a week program that services on average, 120 homeless men each year.
Idealist.org/Action Without Borders connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. The organization’s work is guided by the common desire of their members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect. The website carries information on 20,000 organizations in 140 countries.
Impetus Trust is the pioneer of venture philanthropy in the UK, and works to break the cycle of poverty by investing in ambitious charities and social enterprises that fight economic disadvantage. It uses a highly effective venture philanthropy model to accelerate the growth of carefully selected charities and social enterprises so they can help many more people living in poverty. Through providing these organisations with financial support, hands-on management expertise and the deployment of high-calibre experts, Impetus has helped its portfolio charities grow their income by an average of 40% a year (more than ten times the sector average) and increase the number of people they help by an average of 56% a year. (Figures correct as of 2009).
www.iknow.org is a collection of portal sites that together make up an impressive map of the world of internet based information and resources for nonprofits. Areas include governance, fundraising, human resources, legal issues, business services, volunteers and education. There is also an "Ask IKNOW" feature which allows visitors to ask the IKNOW team specific questions if they don't find what they need.
Based in India, Jiva Institute’s Enterprise division works towards helping nonprofit and funding organizations in India achieve greater impact through the application of efficient management techniques, innovative income strategies, and enabling technologies. It carries out grassroots ICT projects, provides consultancy, and develops effective tools for nonprofit management and communication.
KnowX site allows you to search public records nationwide.
Links to tons of topics and generally good stuff regarding funding, poverty, homelessness and on and on...
Provides prospect/fundraising research on the Internet.
News of the online nonprofit community.
The North Carolina-based A.J. Fletcher Foundation launched this Web-based news service to provide daily updates on fundraising, giving, volunteering, managing, and the use of technology in the nonprofit arena.
The Seattle Public Access Network (PAN) consists of a free public website and e-mail list server, operated and directly funded by the City of Seattle. The primary purpose of PAN is to serve as an electronic City Hall, allowing Seattle citizens to communicate with City officials and obtain City information and services electronically. This link is to the Human Services Department’s portion of the site. Their mission is to find and fund solutions for human needs so that low-income, vulnerable residents in greater Seattle can live and thrive.
seToolbelt is a free open-content community resource center to help social entrepreneurs plan, start, manage, and grow successful organizations. Its content—over 1,000 tools and resources—spans the strategic, managerial, operational, and leadership issues related to social enterprise.
Sponsored by the Skoll Foundation, Social Edge is a lively and provocative online community for the social sector where you’ll find social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, nonprofit professionals, activists, academics, friends and colleagues.
Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) is an award-winning magazine covering best strategies for nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible businesses.
Rebuild is a new YMCA Victoria social enterprise set up to give young people leaving the youth justice system an opportunity to get a job, training and a pathway to possibly running their own business. Rebuild will provide competitive and quality facility services including lawn-mowing, painting,minor building repairs etc. Rebuild will also be offering specialised pool operations worksincluding outdoor pool set up plant troubleshooting and servicing – to YMCA managedfacilities and other local businesses and homes. It’s a social enterprise because it’s set up to directly create social as well as business returns. Rebuild builds on the success of The Bridge Project in successfully providing jobs andtraining for almost 100 young people, and radically reducing the recidivism rate for young offenders from more than 66% to 3%.
A complete, highly integrated library of resources for nonprofit and for-profit businesses, with 675 highly integrated topics.
A page with a wide variety of resources of interest to non-profit managers, staff and volunteers. A program of The Evergreen State Society in Washington.
Working Solutions is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps underserved microentrepreneurs in the Bay Area access the capital and resources they need to successfully start and grow their businesses in order to strengthen the economy, create jobs, reduce poverty, and build strong communities.