Community Action, Inc. (CAI) is a not-for-profit organization offering programs to fight poverty in Rock and Walworth counties in Wisconsin.
Defy Domestic Abuse
Defy Domestic Abuse Beloit is a domestic violence service near Beloit, WI providing help for people dealing with domestic abuse.
ECHO provides temporary housing, food, transportation and other emergency needs for low-income families in Rock County, Wisconsin.
Family Promise of Greater Beloit
Family Promise of Greater Beloit provides shelter, food, clothing and life skills to families facing homelessness, helping them become self-sufficient.
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Candid's Foundation Directory Online
Access limited to library computers. Inform and focus grant seeking efforts using this comprehensive directory of grantmakers, grant recipients, grants, and 990s across the globe.
Candid's Guide Star
Access limited to library computers. Search through 2 million nonprofits through GuideStar's intuitive search functionality based on geography, organizational structure or staff size, or their financial metrics.
Gale Business Insights
Business database that combines authoritative information and statistical data with analytical tools to explore real world application. Hedberg cardholder exclusive.
11 Secrets of Nonprofit Excellence
Bridge the Knowledge Gap
Do you have what it takes to build agile, successful teams? Pursue mergers that transform? Are you solving the right problems for efficiency and growth? Do you want to leverage your mission for large-scale social change? Does your Board have a shared vision for innovation?
Discover the critical lessons of success with 11 Secrets of Nonprofit Excellence in this step-by-step executive guide:
- Build effective, enthusiastic teams
- Deploy tech to boost revenues and quality
- Launch profitable micro businesses
- Negotiate game-changing legislative outcomes
- Design and implement dynamic strategic plans
11 Secrets offers practical stories, disciplines, data, and humor in an empowering blueprint for achieving excellence in any organization. The book addresses the resource gap for navigating non-profit growth and innovative tech solutions. Deftly weaving vignettes from the author's successful careers in international publishing and nonprofits, 11 Secrets introduces real-life encounters with notables such as Muhammad Ali to unlock valuable secrets of quality, excellence, and mission advancement. 11 Secrets lends itself to powerful coaching and winning outcomes for start-ups, non-profits, Boards and leaders, cross sector.
The Nonprofit Career Guide
FINALIST 2008 Book of the Year Awards, Career Category, ForeWord Magazine A must read for anyone hoping to launch a nonprofit career! Nonprofits need talented, creative people with all types of skills and experiences. The Nonprofit Career Guide will help you find the best opportunity for you and your interests. This hands-on guide is filled with practical advice from real people working at all levels of diverse nonprofits. In detailed profiles, you'll find out what their work is like, the career paths they followed, and what they look for when hiring new staff. Besides getting a sense of the scope and range of work opportunities, you'll find the most up-to-date information on how to: Prepare for a nonprofit career; Conduct targeted job searches and network effectively; Handle interviews with aplomb; Write persuasive cover letters and stellar resumes; Negotiate a competitive compensation package. With The Nonprofit Career Guide, you'll get the competitive edge you need to land a great first job and build a rewarding career in the nonprofit sector. Published by Fieldstone Alliance in collaboration with American Humanics.
The Networked Nonprofit
The Networked Nonprofit Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change
This groundbreaking book shows nonprofits a new way of operating in our increasingly connected world: a networked approach enabled by social technologies, where connections are leveraged to increase impact in effective ways that drive change for the betterment of our society and planet.
"The Networked Nonprofit is a must-read for any nonprofit organization seeking innovative, creative techniques to improve their mission and better serve their communities."
—Diana Aviv, president and CEO, Independent Sector
"The Internet means never having to ask permission before trying something new. In The Networked Nonprofit, Kanter and Fine show nonprofits how to harness this flexibility to pursue their missions in partnership with two billion connected citizens."
—Clay Shirky, author, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations
"The Networked Nonprofit uniquely describes the historical context and the current challenges that compel nonprofit leaders to work in networked ways and offers easy steps to help users exploit the potential of social media and 'working wikily."'
—Stephanie McAuliffe, director, organizational effectiveness, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
"A must-read for nonprofit leaders who want to change their organizations from the inside out by embracing the power of social networks."
—Charlene Li, founding partner, Altimeter Group; author, Open Leadership; and coauthor, Groundswell
"This is a perfect handbook for anyone who wants to leapfrog their current limitations of understanding and find real-world applications of technology to extend their mission."
—Michele Nunn, CEO, Points of Light Institute, and cofounder, HandsOn Network
"Kanter and Fine provide the 'Google Maps' for nonprofits to harness social media to kick butt and change the world."
—Guy Kawasaki, cofounder, Alltop.com, and former chief evangelist, Apple Inc.
"URGENT! Read this book. Take notes. Take action. If you work for a nonprofit, you don't have to do every single thing these seasoned authors have to share, but you certainly have to know what you're missing."
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Next Level Nonprofit
Are you looking for practical guidance and next steps to help you achieve your nonprofit mission? Big hearts and bold vision aren’t enough: Nonprofit leaders need an easy-to-implement, practical, and proven method to do more good by operating at the highest levels of organizational excellence. In Next Level Nonprofit, Dr. Chris Lambert expertly guides nonprofit leaders, founders, and managers through the proven steps to build team unity, communicate a compelling vision, establish the right strategy, and grow through disciplined execution. He shares not only theoretical but also experiential wisdom gained in the trenches as he founded and now leads an award-winning Detroit-based nonprofit. Both his time-tested methods and his upbeat posture instill confidence that you, too, can build a dream team and increase lasting impact. From comprehensive assessments that help you identify areas of strength and opportunities for growth to practical tools you can implement starting today, this book helps you forge a path to where you want to be, empowering you to create the nonprofit you envision–and the nonprofit our world needs.
How to Write a Grant Application
This concise guide covers the important angles of your grant application, whether for a health research project or personal training programme, and will help you be among the successful applicants.
The author, a reviewer for grant funding organisations and internationally respected research scientist, gives you the benefit of his experience from both sides of the process in this easy-to-use, readable guide. The book takes you through the grant application process, explaining how to:
- Present the justification for the proposed project
- Describe the study design clearly
- Estimate the financial costs
- Understand a typical review process, and how this can influence the contents of the grant application
The author provides practical advice on a range of project types (observational studies, clinical trials, laboratory experiments, and systematic reviews) to increase the chance that your application will be successful. There are also tips on what to avoid throughout the application.
With generic information about application requirements, How to Write a Grant Application is ideal for healthcare professionals seeking a health services or scientific grant.
This book offers a detailed analysis of the strategies and methodologies of successful collaborative grant writing, as well as practical guidance on the interpersonal leadership requirements of managing grantseeking projects.
As it becomes increasingly difficult to obtain public or private funding, collaboration may become absolutely vital to some nonprofits' continued existence. Effective grant collaborations always comprise a critical attribute: they are led by individuals who not only understand the benefits and barriers affecting collaborations, but are highly skilled in managing them.
This reference text explains the nature of the collaboration and a critical examination of the role of the grant leader, giving nonprofit fundraisers a competitive edge in collaborative grantseeking, especially for those individuals without previous experience in this complicated arena. No other book comprehensively explains every step in a successful collaborative grantseeking effort, nor provides real-world strategies and proven practices. Readers of Collaborative Grantseeking: A Guide to Designing Projects, Leading Partners, and Persuading Sponsors will also better grasp the humanistic aspects of designing and leading successful collaborative projects and be able to write more persuasive proposals.
Grant Writing For Dummies
Write award-winning grant proposals that build organizational capacity!
For nonprofit and for-profit firms alike, grants can be a singular generator of growth and impact. But many leaders are intimidated and confused by the sometimes-complex grant application process. The truth, however, is that anyone can learn to write and send a powerful grant letter with the right help.
In Grant Writing For Dummies, Dr. Beverly Browning draws on over four decades of experience writing grant applications and training grant writers to deliver a comprehensive and easy-to-follow roadmap to drafting and submitting grant applications that get funded. You’ll learn to craft the strongest application possible, find the best sources of funding from online databases, and present a realistic project budget plan.
You’ll also find:
- Example types of funding requests that demonstrate how to apply the concepts discussed in the book
- New and updated material walking you through the entire grant-writing process, from beginning to end
- Writing techniques that capture the imaginations of grant reviewers who decide which applicants walk away empty-handed and which ones receive cash
Whether you’re looking to fund your nonprofit, grow your business, or develop your research venture, you’ll find the guidance you need in Grant Writing For Dummies.
A comprehensive guide on creating, growing, and leveraging a board of directors written for CEOs, board members, and people seeking board roles.
The first time many founders see the inside of a board room is when they step in to lead their board. But how do boards work? How should they be structured, managed, and leveraged so that startups can grow, avoid pitfalls, and get the best out of their boards? Authors Brad Feld, Mahendra Ramsinghani, and Matt Blumberg have collectively served on hundreds of startup and scaleup boards over the past 30 years, attended thousands of board meetings, encountered multiple personalities and situations, and seen the good, bad, and ugly of boards.
In Startup Boards: A Field Guide to Building and Leading an Effective Board of Directors, the authors provide seasoned advice and guidance to CEOs, board members, investors, and anyone aspiring to serve on a board. This comprehensive book covers a wide range of topics with relevant tips, tactics, and best practices, including:
- Board fundamentals such as the board's purpose, legal characteristics, and roles and functions of board members;
- Creating a board including size, composition, roles of VCs and independent directors, what to look for in a director, and how to recruit directors;
- Compensating, onboarding, removing directors, and suggestions on building a diverse board;
- Preparing for and running board meetings;
- The board's role in transactions including selling a company, buying a company, going public, and going out of business;
- Advice for independent and aspiring directors.
Startup Boards draws on the authors' experience and includes stories from board members, startup founders, executives, and investors. Any CEO, board member, investor, or executive interested in creating an active, involved, and engaged board should read this book—and keep it handy for reference.
The Nonprofit's Guide to Human Resources
The nonprofit workplace has a culture of its own, shaped largely by the organization's mission and the staff attracted to the mission, which can include large numbers of volunteers. And with many of today's nonprofits operating on a slim budget, chances are you're fulfilling more than one role in the organization and can use some focused guidance!
Geared to this unique culture, The Nonprofit's Guide to Human Resources provides legal and "good practice" information for anyone in charge of HR at small to medium sized organizations. Whatever your title and experience level, you'll learn how to identify, face and resolve daily legal issues related to:
- hiring, including screening, testing, background checks and interviewing
- salaries and benefits, including FMLA and comp time
- firings, layoffs and time reductions
- determining suitable volunteer positions and recruiting and training for them
- employee communications and other administrative tasks
- managing a multi-racial, multicultural and multi-generational workforce
- handling an organization in crisis
The Nonprofit's Guide to Human Resources offers the sound legal information found in Nolo's other books for employers while addressing specific nonprofit issues you're likely to encounter, such as the board of directors' role in HR, and managing volunteers.
Throughout the book you'll find helpful tips and lessons learned (the hard way!) from expert advisers in various areas of HR management, from hiring to unions.
Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits
Whether your nonprofit has just gotten tax-exempt status or has been operating for years, its success or failure depends on its ability to raise donations from individuals, companies, and institutions. The question you’re facing is, “How do we bring in the cash?”
Here, you’ll find plain-English answers. Featuring advice and stories from over 50 experienced fundraisers, foundation staffers, journalists and more, this book explains how to:
- make a fundraising plan
- work with individual donors
- keep givers giving
- plan special events
- solicit grants from foundations and corporations
- get media coverage
- use the Web and social media for fundraising
- start a side business to raise funds
- and much more
Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits also provides creative grassroots strategies and dozens of real-life success stories. Best of all, it cuts out the jargon and “consultant speak” that’s all too common in nonprofit books.
The 5th edition is completely updated with new stories and samples, the latest IRS rules and regulations, and social networking and crowdfunding guidance.