Loading Up Your Nonprofit Resources Toolbox
Regardless of what type of business you’re in, it’s important to have a library of resources at your fingertips. For those of us in the business of helping others, it only makes sense that we collaborate in order to multiply our efforts and help in bigger ways than if we were each trying to do good alone.
So, in the spirit of collaboration to create a nonprofit community of people who are dedicated to elevating ALL to GO BIG, we would like to share with you just a few of our recommendations. The below list includes online resources as well as some of our favorite podcasts – all designed to share knowledge in order to multiply our efforts to do good.
Four Online Resources to Help You Stay on Top of Your Nonprofit Game
National Council of Nonprofits
The National Council of Nonprofits is a trusted resource and proven advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits, and is a top priority resource for nonprofits of any size. The Council keeps nonprofits up-to-date on regional and national public policy trends, as well as on “charitable giving” tax policies and incentives. They also provide a comprehensive collection of curated and created tools, resources and samples for nonprofits to be better positioned to help the communities they serve.
Some of their recent blog posts cover: fundraising in the time of Covid, how much an internal audit should cost, remote and telecommuting practices for nonprofits and how to handle sexual harassment in the nonprofit workplace. Timely and timeless, all in one place!
Nonprofit Association of Oregon
Similar to the National association’s mission, NAO represents and supports nonprofits of all sizes throughout the state of Oregon. They strive to strengthen the collective voice, leadership, and capacity of nonprofits to enrich the lives of all Oregonians. NAO offers free resources, but nonprofits can connect with a robust group of peers statewide by considering a few different levels of membership. Homegrown Oregonian nonprofits? Yes, please!
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
A valuable online resource for nonprofits, offering both free content and subscriber access to premium content. The Chronicle offers a wide range of content, including up-to-date news, resources, data, access to grants, webinars, published reports/studies and access to job boards. One-stop shopping for nonprofits!
A nonprofit networking community focused on the latest ways to get tech into the hands of people working for good all over the world. Their mission states that they imagine a world in which social-change agents from all walks of life can fully access the profound power of technology and a connected world — and use it to improve lives. Technology being used for good? I think we can all jump on board with that!
Five Podcasts to Put on Your Nonprofit Radar
Nonprofit Lowdown (feat. Rhea Wong)
This podcast is all about reviewing and recommending the best ideas, resources, tools, tricks and tips to run your nonprofit like a pro! Rhea covers hot topics through the lens of practicality and possibility. It’s inspiring to hear how she drills down with her guests to truly understand how things can get done. A great “how to” for all nonprofit peeps!
Nonprofit Optimist (feat. Molly MacCready)
The Nonprofit Optimist podcast showcases positive change agents and talks through lessons that their small nonprofits have learned. With interviews of executive directors, founders, board members and staff leaders, we share practical advice based on real experiences working in the non-profit sector. Since most nonprofit professionals wear many hats, this is a great opportunity to learn how to grow your small nonprofit without needing to re-invent the wheel!
Nonprofits Are Messy, the Podcast (feat. Joan Garry)
Hosted by Joan Garry, the “Dear Abby” of the nonprofit world, Nonprofits Are Messy is a discussion of the most pressing issues faced by nonprofit leadership. Joan and her guests tackle topics like the overhead myth, the best way to run special events, how to make a big fundraising ask, board-staff relations, and so much more. At times hilarious, uplifting, and frustrating, the stories told in this podcast should feel very familiar to anybody working in a nonprofit today.
Nonprofit Jenni Show (feat. Nonprofit Jenni)
The Nonprofit Jenni Show is the podcast for nonprofit professionals, board members, and community leaders. Every week, Jenni invites nonprofit leaders to share their stories and advice for facing common management, marketing and development challenges. Go forth and do good with the Nonprofit Jenni Show!
The Nonprofit Reframe (feat. Nia Wassink and Brittny Wilson)
Nonprofit staff are undervalued, under-appreciated, and unrelenting. Brittny and Nia stand shoulder-to-shoulder with these amazing, incredible staff and talk about the realities of the sector that nobody wants to talk about. This is NOT another nonprofit best practices podcast. Topics covered include dysfunctional boards, gala mishaps, the issues with philanthropy and so much more!
We hope you enjoy these recommendations for your nonprofit toolbox, and let us know if you have any that you’d like to add! Chime in by contacting us at DogPawStudio.com.
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