Resources For Nonprofits

Creating the Future

A collection of people around the world, supporting each other in a grand experiment: to determine how much better the world could be if the questions we ask in our day to day lives are bringing out the best in each other. Provides numerous avenues for connecting with others who value this philosophy, including intensive education, short classes and webinars, and communities of practice. Fosters this philosophy by partnering with organizations that share this outlook as demonstration projects.

Standards for Excellence

A national initiative established to promote the highest standards of ethics, effectiveness, and accountability in nonprofit governance, management, and operations, and to help all nonprofit organizations meet these high benchmarks.

Association of Fundraising Professionals

The professional association of individuals and organizations that generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions. Helpful resources for resource development, including the fundraising Code of Ethics.

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Not limited to nonprofit / community benefit organizations, Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) informs and inspires social change leaders from around the world and from all sectors of society—nonprofits, business, and government. Offers webinars, conferences, magazines, online articles, podcasts, and more, bridgning research, theory, and practice on a wide range of topics, including human rights, impact investing, and nonprofit business models. 

Know Your Own Bone

Know Your Own Bone is a blog about engagement strategies with a focus on business-related best practices and achieving long-term organizational relevance. Primarily focused on cultural institutions (e.g., museums, aquariums), KYOB provides data informed advice frequently relevant to all community benefit organizations. Successful nonprofit organizations do not choose between social mission and financial sustainability.