Non-Profit Resources

Accounting and Finances

Computers and Technology

Fiscal Sponsorship

Foundations

Fundraising and Development

Governance

Legal Services

Marketing and Social Media

Product Donations and Purchasing

Nonprofit News

Nonprofit Meeting Space

Volunteering

Other Research and Resources

Accounting and Finances

Accounting Degree Today aims to enrich the future of the industry by assisting students in their goal of pursuing a degree in accountancy.

Gary Eisenkraft, CPA and Consulting Services

GuideStar provides financial information on individual nonprofit organizations, as well as articles and information of general interest.

FMA and the FMA Institute help nonprofits strengthen their financial health.

IRS website posts tax information for charities and nonprofits.

BBB Wise Giving Standards for Charity Accountability were developed to assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charitable organizations.

NY State Society of CPAs – Nonprofit Committee is a resource to the membership of the Society for accounting issues affecting not-for-profit organizations. Also provide leadership in implementing and understanding new standards and interpretations through education.

NY State Charities Bureau contains financial reports of charities active in NY, guidance for those who manage charities and solicit charitable contributions, tips for those considering donating to charity and links to other resources.

Nonprofit Finance Fund provides technical assistance and loans to nonprofit organizations undertaking capital projects and facility improvements, including assistance in the planning and management of relocations, renovations, and equipment for systems upgrades. Short-term financing up to $500,000 is available at below market rates.

Accounting Considerations for Non-Profits“, an article by the University of Scranton’s MBA program discusses how capital gains are structured and taxed for non-profit organizations. It also explains how to plan and reach long-term financial goals.

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COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY

Drupal is an open-source content management system (CMS). Read there latest ‘non-technical’ guide to figure out which technology solution best meets your organizational needs.

TechSoup connects nonprofit organizations with donated and discounted technology products.

Idealware provides thoroughly researched, impartial and accessible resources about software to help nonprofits make smart software decisions.

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FISCAL SPONSORSHIP

Artspire is a service created by the New York Foundation for the Arts which offers individual artists and emerging arts organizations in all disciplines the ability to raise funds using its tax-exempt status.

Fiscal Sponsorship Program (FSP) assists domestic projects and organizations that have not yet received their 501(c) (3) determination from the Internal Revenue Service. The FSP also helps foreign organizations as described below. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to: education, inter group relations, health services, social services, religion, science, arts and culture, and the environment.

Pro Bono Partnership provides business and transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations serving the disadvantaged and enhancing the quality of life in neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, including fiscal sponsorship solutions.

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FOUNDATIONS

Council of New Jersey Grantmakers provides education, resources and a forum for collaboration among grantmakers and contributions managers throughout the region. The council acts as a voice for its members in the state and as a synergist among and between New Jersey’s public and private sectors to promote effective philanthropy.

Council on Foundations works to support foundations by promoting knowledge, growth and action in philanthropy. Their site offers workshops, publications and tools. Members have access to virtual resources.

Exponent Philanthropy, previously known as, Association of Small Foundations is a membership organization of foundations with five or fewer staff. It helps in all aspects of foundation work: public relations, writing letters, cutting checks, mailing and processing grant applications, working with trustees and grantees, doing site visits and evaluations, managing assets, tax matters, etc.

The Foundation Center is the nation’s leading authority on institutional philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public through its website, print and electronic publications, five library/learning centers, and a national network of cooperating collections. The Foundation Center Blogs is a helpful list of philanthropy-related blogs.

New York Foundation for the Arts is committed to helping sponsors develop programs that serve as a bridge between artists and community resources, thereby providing a forum for public discourse within the arts. It also functions as the fiscal conduit for small arts organizations and individual artists.

Philanthropy News Digest is a compendium, in digest form, of philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide.

Philanthropy New York brings together representatives of independent and corporate foundations to facilitate communication and information sharing, and promotes effective grantmaking through programs, services and resources to members and to others in the philanthropic community.

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FUNDRAISING AND DEVELOPMENT

American Association of Fundraising Counsel publishes Giving USA, an annual report that provides the latest facts and figures on philanthropic giving cross the United States.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS provides AIDS fundraising and grantmaking.

Causera’s Nonprofit Journal is a blog of nonprofit fundraising articles and resources.

Changing Our World, Inc.’s services include fundraising and development outsourcing, capital campaigns, major gift efforts, planned giving, a philanthropy division for corporate and personal philanthropy, and on-line fundraising and communications.

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)’s Matching Gifts

HEP/CASE enables businesses to match their employees’ donations to educational and other worthy causes. CASE maintains a comprehensive database of more than 7,700 parent companies, divisions, and subsidiaries with matching gifts programs. The Clearinghouse provides a variety of products and free services to support matching gift programs. They help development professionals raise more money for education, cultural organizations and social service charities. They also work with companies to improve their matching gifts programs or to start one, as well as helping matching gift administrators to tackle ethical and program issues.

Growth for Good provides strategic planning, fundraising, government relations, marketing and communications expertise so that organizations can focus on what they do best—good work. Their goal is to strengthen their clients’ abilities to effectively and efficiently serve their missions.

The Philanthropy Journal is an online publication that provides nonprofit news and resources. In addition to news they feature job openings, event calendars and announcements about grants/gifts and people working in the sector.

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GOVERNANCE

Governance Matters, formerly Alliance for Nonprofit Governance (ANG) is a coalition of nonprofit organizations concerned about good governance in the nonprofit sector. ANG holds conferences and events and offers resources to promote effective nonprofit governance.

BoardSource features articles related to nonprofit governance, information about upcoming conferences and events for leaders.

boardnetUSA is a free resource where nonprofit boards needing new board members and individuals interested in serving as trustees can find each other. The site is populated with board candidate profiles that can be searched according to specific recruitment needs. By profiling your board, potential trustees will learn about your organizations work and directly contact you.

Volunteer Consulting Group (VCG) is the sponsoring organization for boardnetUSA. VCG helps organizations build effective board/staff partnerships, consulting on such key issues as growth, transition, leadership succession and board responsibilities.

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LEGAL SERVICES

Lawyers Alliance of New York, with the help of volunteer attorneys, provides free or low-cost legal assistance to community development organizations, childcare providers and nonprofit organizations in New York City. It also provides a complete range of non-litigation business law services to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve the quality of life in low-income communities in New York City.

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, provides free legal assistance to community-based organizations through a referral network of private law firms and corporate law departments. These firms handle a wide range of matters including corporate tax, employment, real estate, financial arrangements and zoning advice. In addition, they may take on litigation involving an array of issues such as housing, civil rights, disability rights, employment and environmental discrimination.

South Brooklyn Legal Services provides legal advocacy and information in civil cases to low-income people in southern and western Brooklyn, NY.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts helps individual artists and arts organizations with legal issues through its pro bono lawyer volunteer programs.

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MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA

The American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) is committed to providing the resources and tools that nonprofits need to enhance their marketing pursuits, so they can accomplish their missions of helping those who need it most.

Beth Kanter’s Blog is one of the longest running nonprofit resources dedicated entirely to social media, and functions as a place to capture and share ideas regarding nonprofit technology, and to publish links about its use.

Accurate Leads is a trusted mailing list company that has been helping grow businesses for over 30 years through superior quality data. Their most recent article, “Email Marketing Best Practices for Non-Profit Charities: Segmenting Mailing Lists” provides nonprofits with tips on how to improve their email marketing strategies.

eNonprofit’s Benchmark Study Infographic is a visualization of different email marking statistics for online fundraising.

Getting Attention is a blog published by Nancy Schwartz, a specialist in nonprofit marketing strategies, that aims to increase the effectiveness of nonprofit communications and enhance their business practices.

Nonprofit Marketing Guide provides tips and training to do-it-yourself nonprofit marketers and communications departments of one, including a weekly webinar series, a blog, and free downloads. Kivi Leroux, president, maintains a blog (Kivi’s Blog) that offers helpful articles on communications strategies for small businesses and nonprofits.

Nonprofit Marketing Zone is an aggregated list of nonproft marketing and fundraising blogs, as well as news related to those topics that is relevant to the sector.

Social Media for Nonprofits is the world’s only conference series dedicated to social media for social good and to date has earned a 92% approval rating from over 2,500 nonprofit leaders across the USA.

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NONPROFIT MEETING SPACE

We are no longer renting out space as we are moving offices, but can recommend the resources below:

CRE has great meeting space that the Support Center also uses for its training programs.

NPCC Space Ads Review these listings for sublets and for half and full day rentals.

New York Foundation A comprehensive list of space for meetings, retreats etc.

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NONPROFIT NEWS

The New York Nonprofit Press is distributed monthly to over 50,000 key staff in more than 4,000 nonprofit human service agencies through-out the New York metropolitan area.

Online, the Nonprofit Quarterly is a source for information and dialogue about democratic activism and about the organizations and movements that make up the nonprofit sector. They also publish one of the sector’s leading management journals in printed form.

The Nonprofit Times the flagship publication of NPT Publishing Group in Morris Plains, N.J., is a leading business publication for nonprofit management. Geared to the executive suite, The NonProfit Times delivers news, business information and original research on the daily operations of tax-exempt organizations.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is a biweekly newspaper that covers the nonprofit world. Based in Washington, DC, it is aimed at charity leaders, foundation executives, fund raisers, and other people involved in philanthropy. Chronicle of Philanthropy Blogs features more than a dozen informative blogs that address a wide spectrum of issues in the nonprofit sector.

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PRODUCT DONATIONS AND PURCHASING

Good360 “fulfills the needs of nonprofits with corporate product donations”. They provide product resources that help nonprofits meet their mission; help companies give back to the communities where they live and work; help individuals increase the impact of cash contributions that help ship donated products to qualified charities; create corporate, nonprofit and environmental “win-win” outcomes for unsold products and excess inventory; and keep products from going to landfills and instead, get a second life with those who need them.

Joint Purchasing Corporation (JPC) works to find the best prices for supplies to meet the procurement needs of nonprofit healthcare organizations.

Materials for the Arts recycles business furniture and materials donated by companies and organizations to nonprofit arts organizations and individual artists involved in public projects. It is a joint program of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the NYC Department of Sanitation.

National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources (NAEIR) accepts donations of new or overstocked products from corporations and redistributes them to nonprofit organizations and schools. The recipient groups pay yearly dues, and shipping and handling of the merchandise is free.

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VOLUNTEERING

BagsinBulk provides step-by-step tips and planning on how to organize a successful school supply drive and benefit the needy children of your community. 

Mayor’s Volunteer Center interviews and refers volunteers to opportunities in 3,000 nonprofit and public agencies. They also provide consultation on the development of volunteer programs for agencies, schools and businesses.

New York Cares mobilizes more than 2,000 volunteers each month to serve on flexibly-scheduled, team-based projects that are coordinated in partnership with schools, community centers, parks, gardens and other social service organizations throughout New York City.

Volunteer Referral Center matches volunteers to your organization.

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OTHER RESOURCES

Alliance for Nonprofit Management‘s FAQ section provides general answers to commonly asked questions regarding board development, financial management, strategic planning, fundraising and risk management.

Alliance for the Arts gathers, analyses and publishes information about the arts in New York. It promotes New York’s cultural life and identifies the needs, contributions and issues facing members of the artistic community.

Arts & Business Council is a national organization that promotes mutually beneficial partnerships between corporations and nonprofit arts groups. Programs include local business volunteers for the arts, national arts marketing projects, Arts Work NY (a job listing), ConEdison Multicultural Internship Program, and Arts for Hope (a program using resources to deal with the impact of Sept. 11th on the arts community).

Asian American Arts Alliance provides a centralized information network, vital resources, advocacy services and ongoing technical assistance to Asian American artists and organizations. Its mission is to increase the support, recognition and appreciation of Asian American arts.

Asian American Federation of New York provides public policy and community service leadership to identify and meet the critical needs of Asian Americans in the New York metropolitan area. The Federation serves the Asian American community by analyzing issues and voicing common concerns, advocating for responsive policies, offering financial and management assistance, coordinating service delivery and creating unified, community-wide initiatives.

The Attorney General’s Charities Bureau offers resources, articles and reports pertaining to charitable organizations.

BestColleges.com created a ranking list that includes the top 19 CSWE-accredited online MSW programs currently available.

Cause Effective is a New York-based nonprofit that helps nonprofit organizations build their capacities to develop human and financial resources through consulting, workshops and publications. Cause Effective helps nonprofits plan and implement special events, train and develop their Boards, manage individual donors, enlist and manage volunteers, and promote and market their organizations.

Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy, an arm of the Urban Institute, conducts and disseminates research on the role and impact of nonprofit organizations and philanthropy.

charitySTRONG is dedicated to board development for nonprofits in New York State. We offer a free director recruitment program and educational material through our website: www.charitystrong.org. Sign up today to share information about board openings and find skilled candidates who understand the roles and responsibilities of board membership.

The Century Foundation is a research foundation that undertakes timely and critical analyses of major economic, political and social institutions and issues.

Community Resource Exchange is a nonprofit organization that provides management assistance to nonprofit organizations serving the poor and disenfranchised. It provides services in the areas of boards, human resources, financial management, organizational development and fundraising.

Community Service Society of New York offers programs that support, train and provide information and resources to social service professionals, as well as other agencies and community-based organizations.

Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City, Inc. (CSCS) represents 265 senior service organizations. CSCS provides services such as advocacy at the city, state and federal levels. It also offers training programs, technical assistance and customized consultation. For member organizations, CSCS helps with dealing with government agencies and other funders.

Education Center for Community Organizing (ECCO), at the Hunter College School of Social Work, works to strengthen the effectiveness of neighborhood organizers and human service agencies. ECCO offers workshops, conferences, festivals, forums, consultations, written materials, training and skills development. Some of their special projects include Computers for Social Change, the Women’s Organizers’ Project, and the Child Welfare Organizing Project.

Gifts-in-Kind International connects nonprofit organizations with a wide variety of donated and discounted products.

The Gilbert Center has analyzed websites of nonprofit organizations dealing with children and youths, the environment, and the disabled, and has published their studies. By the end of the project, the center hopes to have developed some tools and benchmarks that will be useful to nonprofit organizations in either starting or enhancing their web-based communication strategies.

Hispanic Federation of New York is a membership organization of Latino health and human services agencies serving Hispanics in the tri-state area. It assists agencies with fund development by providing technical assistance in proposal writing and fundraising. HF also pursues a variety of activities and programs to advocate on behalf of the Latino community, including conducting an annual survey and sponsoring regional symposia and conferences to address issues in the Hispanic community. Their technical assistance involves services such as strategic planning, program development, legal assistance, management training and technical development.

Human Services Council (HSC) is the Voice of the Human Services Community. They represent thousands of not-for-profit organizations in New York City and advocate for the needs of the human services sector as a whole. Focus areas include public policy and advocacy, technology improvement, disaster preparedness and response, and government contracting.

Independent Sector is a membership organization with a good site for researchers and visitors who want to learn more about the state of the nonprofit (or independent) sector. There are links to articles and reports prepared by major nonprofit organizations and research centers dealing with volunteering, public policy and lobbying.

International Center for the Disabled provides multiple services for people with a variety of disabilities. These services include rehabilitation, vocational training, independent living skills, counseling and a learning disability clinic.

Learn How To Become provides expert-driven guides covering job market trends and tools to help both students and job seekers find the perfect career path.

MSWGuide provides information on Master’s in Social Work programs, social work licensure, career paths as a social worker, and more.

National Center for Charitable Statistics is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. Its mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, commercial sector, and broader civil society. The Center was established in 1982 and has been a program of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy (CNP) at the Urban Institute since July 1996, when it was transferred from the research division of Independent Sector.

New York Academy of Medicine focuses its research efforts on issues that affect urban health from children’s health insurance programs to the impact of HIV/AIDS.

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) is dedicated to strengthening the role and voice of the nonprofit sector in the NYC metropolitan area and provides management services in areas such as liability insurance, retirement plans, health benefits and group purchasing plans. NPCC’s Federal Grants Information Service is an automated phone system that provides information on federal funding opportunities that appear in the Federal Registrar.

North Central College is offering a new graduate degree program that will better prepare managers for nonprofit organizations and for church leadership. The new Master of Nonprofit Management and Leadership will begin in summer 2017. The majority of the academic coursework will be offered online. Students in the program can seek a Certified Nonprofit Professional credential through the College’s collaboration with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. 

Taproot Foundation  makes teams of pro bono consultants available to qualified organizations that improve society and the New York City community-at-large.

The Nonprofit Good Practice Guide captures and organizes good practices to assist nonprofits in improving their efficiency and effectiveness. The Guide, with nine topic areas, is designed as a resource directory and capacity building tool for new nonprofit managers. The Guide is a project of the Philanthropic and Nonprofit Knowledge Management Initiative at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.

Organization Development Network is an association of organization development practitioners representing a range of professional roles in a wide variety of organizations. The OD Network supports its members in their work in human organization and systems development and offers leadership and scholarship to the profession. The website provides a range of useful resources to practitioners and excerpts from the OD Network’s professional journal, OD Practitioner.

United Way of NYC provides cash grants, technical assistance, and leadership development services to strengthen NYC nonprofits whose work contributes to the attainment of United Way’s “community impact” goals.

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