We offer links to online resource offers to help nonprofit organizations. The information listed below does not imply endorsement by the Henderson Community Foundation but is provided as a resource.
Creating an Effective Board
Provides information about building effective nonprofit boards.
- Board Cafe
Provides a free online newsletter for nonprofit board members.
Strategic Planning and Management
- Alliance for Nonprofit Management
This professional organization is devoted to improving the management and governance of nonprofits.
- The Nonprofit Genie
Sponsored by the California Management Assistance Project, this site provides a variety of information to help nonprofits accomplish their missions.
- Free Management Library
Provides a variety of links to help nonprofits with strategic planning and management.
- Internet Nonprofit Center
Publishes Nonprofit FAQ and links users to numerous sites dealing with strategic planning and management.
- Independent Sector
Works to strengthen, empower and partner with nonprofit and philanthropic organizations on behalf of the public good.
- Nonprofit Finance Fund
Provides capital and advice to help nonprofits strengthen their mission, improve their capacity to deliver services and strengthen their communities.
- Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Provides webinars on timely topics for nonprofits.
- Tech Soup
Connects nonprofits with donated and discounted technology products.
- Charity Advantage
Helps nonprofits with web site development, computer donations and computer purchase-assistance programs.
Developed for community foundations, this site provides valuable technical assistance and resources for any nonprofit organization.
Free, easy-to-understand and entertaining videos that show how to use all kinds of technology from software to social marketing tools.
- Nonprofit Technology Network
Offers a free monthly newsletter focused on effectively using technology.
- Grassroots Fundraising Inc.
Provides tips and tools for effective fundraising.
Offers information for both experienced and novice grant writers.
- Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration
Borrow ideas from some of the most creative nonprofit fundraising materials.
- Community Foundation Locator
Provides links to community foundations serving specific geographic regions.
- Association of Fundraising Professionals
Works to advance philanthropy and has a chapter in Las Vegas (www.afplasvegas.org).
- The Foundation Center
Offers a searchable database of grantmaking organizations nationwide. Full access available through the Clark County Library.
- Grant Select
Offers a searchable database of grantmaking organizations nationwide..
Facilitates communication between grantmakers and grantseekers by making available public 990 tax returns of private foundations and charitable trusts.
Communications and Marketing
- Nonprofit Marketing Guide
Offers helpful publications, webinars and a blog focused on improving nonprofit communications and marketing effort.
- Jargon Finder
Communications Network tool helps you eliminate ineffective words from your nonprofit writing.
- Nonprofit Communications Center
Online resource with a variety of information about nonprofit communications.
- Public Relations Society, Las Vegas Chapter
Provides training in Las Vegas in communications and public relations.
- Communications Media Center
"Guidelines for Evaluating Non-Profit Communications Efforts" summarizes four working papers about the subject and offers guidelines for evaluating nonprofit communications efforts.
- Cause Communications
Provides three excellent publications for nonprofits, including a downloadable copy of "Why Bad Ads Happen to Good Causes And How to Ensure They Won’t Happen to Yours and a downloadable copy of "Communications Toolkit: A guide to navigating communications for the nonprofit world." The newest publication is Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes and is available in limited quantities for free.
- Spitfire Strategies
Provides a free interactive chart to guide nonprofits through the communications planning process or to evaluate a campaign that is in progress.
- Press Release Grader
Grades your news release on a scale from 1 to 100 and tells you what to do to improve it.
- Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab
Lists guidelines for website credibility as part of the lab’s ongoing research into websites.
- The Communications Network
Helps foundations and nonprofits communicate more effectively by providing web-based seminars, links to publications and The Jargon Finder, an online tool that helps nonprofits avoid using abstract, meaningless words.
Provides information on recent polls by CNN, NBC, CBS and other organizations that make help support a point an organization wants to make.
- The SPIN Project
Features information and tutorials that help nonprofits improve communication by targeting audiences, developing relationships with reporters and linking them to other helpful websites.
- We Are Media
Provides a toolkit to help nonprofits learn to use new media such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other online tools for listening and connecting people.
Publications and E-newsletters
- Getting Attention
Gives insiders’ tips to improving nonprofit marketing and offers a free report on taglines for nonprofits.
- Contributions e-newsletter
Highlights ways to improve fundraising efforts.
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The newspaper of the nonprofit world.
- The NonProfit Times
A printed publication providing information about nonprofit management.
- Philanthropy News Digest
The Foundation Center’s online news source.
- The Nonprofit Quarterly
Offers a free online newsletter about nonprofit issues.
- Nonprofit Online News
Covers news of the nonprofit community.
- Philanthropy Journal
Provides online news about nonprofits.
- Philanthropy News
Delivers news, information, and resources to all segments of the nonprofit world.
- Blue Avocado
Delivers intriguing and uplifting nonprofit news and tips.