RESEARCH AND TOOLS
From in-depth research to how-to documents, get the information and tools you need to answer your nonprofit and philanthropy questions.
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This brief explores promising new types of financial tools – known collectively as alternative financing that can be utilized by nonprofits and appeal to new types of funders. For the right organizations, looking beyond traditional philanthropy to other financing strategies can significantly grow the impact of your mission.
Following a national study conducted by CompassPoint, UnderDeveloped in Central Texas highlights key findings from our survey of local executive directors and development directors, which includes recommendations that nonprofit leaders, funders, and the sector as a whole can implement to build more effective fundraising practices.
This checklist can help nonprofit staff and boards evaluate the strength of an organization's finances.
This document outlines the board's role in the financial oversight of the organization.
This sample policy will help staff determine how to handle financial concerns, including accounting, payroll and contracting.
This form outlines board member expectations for fundraising and financially supporting a nonprofit.
This document is a set of questions and considerations to analyze financial reports.
The Nonprofit Effectiveness Framework: Six Critical Elements to Nonprofit Work
These in-depth courses cover topics including leadership development, strategy and sustainability, employee engagement, conflict mitigation and more.
- Clarity of Purpose
- Sustainable Business Model
- The Right Leadership
- Smart Operations
- Implementation and Improvement
- Strategic Collaboration