Creating an Effective Board

Provides information about building effective nonprofit boards.
Board Cafe
Provides a free online newsletter for nonprofit board members.

Strategic Planning and Management

Alliance for Nonprofit Management
This professional organization is devoted to improving the management and governance of nonprofits.
Free Management Library
Provides a variety of links to help nonprofits with strategic planning and management.
Independent Sector
Works to strengthen, empower and partner with nonprofit and philanthropic organizations on behalf of the public good.
Nonprofit Finance Fund
Provides capital and advice to help nonprofits strengthen their mission, improve their capacity to deliver services and strengthen their communities.
Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Provides webinars on timely topics for nonprofits.

Technology Improvement

Tech Soup
Connects nonprofits with donated and discounted technology products.
Charity Advantage
Helps nonprofits with web site development, computer donations and computer purchase-assistance programs.
Free, easy-to-understand and entertaining videos that show how to use all kinds of technology from software to social marketing tools.
Nonprofit Technology Network
Offers a free monthly newsletter focused on effectively using technology.


Grassroots Fundraising Inc.
Provides tips and tools for effective fundraising.
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Works to advance philanthropy.
The Foundation Center
Offers a searchable database of grant-making organizations nationwide. Full access available through the Clark County Library.
Grant Select
Offers a searchable database of grant-making organizations nationwide.

Communications and Marketing

How to Succeed at Digital Marketing as a Nonprofit
Use these tools and resources to grow your nonprofit’s online presence and increase its impact.
Nonprofit Marketing Guide
Offers helpful publications, webinars and a blog focused on improving nonprofit communications and marketing effort.
Communications Media Center
Guidelines for Evaluating Non-Profit Communications Efforts summarizes four working papers about the subject and offers guidelines for evaluating nonprofit communications efforts.
Cause Communications
Provides three excellent publications for nonprofits.
Press Release Grader
Grades your news release on a scale from 1 to 100 and tells you what to do to improve it.
Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab
Lists guidelines for website credibility as part of the lab’s ongoing research into websites.
The Communications Network
Helps foundations and nonprofits communicate more effectively by providing web-based seminars, links to publications.
Provides information on recent polls by CNN, NBC, CBS and other organizations that make help support a point an organization wants to make.
We Are Media
Provides a toolkit to help nonprofits learn to use new media such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other online tools for listening and connecting people.

Publications and E-newsletters

Getting Attention
Gives insiders’ tips to improving nonprofit marketing and offers a free report on taglines for nonprofits.
Contributions e-newsletter
Highlights ways to improve fundraising efforts.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The newspaper of the nonprofit world.
The Non-Profit Times
A printed publication providing information about nonprofit management.
Philanthropy News Digest
The Foundation Center’s online news source.
The Nonprofit Quarterly
Offers a free online newsletter about nonprofit issues.
Nonprofit Online News
Covers news of the nonprofit community.
Philanthropy Journal
Provides online news about nonprofits.
Blue Avocado
Delivers intriguing and uplifting nonprofit news and tips.