Management Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations will find links to free best practices management checklists, data, templates, and training on this page. All are designed to assist your efforts in creating and maintaining an organization that is successful in carrying out its mission now and well into the future. See the Fundraising page for more valuable information.

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About.com
www.about.com

"Guidance, not guesswork" is the tag line of About.com, where you can made a decision, save money, or learn something.

Nonprofit Charitable Orgs area - many online and downloadable resources from starting up to grantwriting and fundraising.

Blue Avocado
www.blueavocado.org

Practical, provocative, and fun online and email newsletter providing food for thought for nonprofits.

Sign up for the e-newsletter!

Board Source
www.boardsource.org

Board Source offers access to thinking and resources related to nonprofit boards for a yearly fee. BoardSource strives to support and promote excellence in board service.

The site offers downloadable guides, publishes a catalog of materials, has an online knowledge center, offers consulting, newsletters and more.

Compass Point www.compasspoint.org

A consulting, research, and training organization providing nonprofits with management tools, strategies, and resources to lead change in their communities.  

Free online Nonprofit Board Basics training video.

SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations
www.scanpo.org

The SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO) seeks to serve, support, and strengthen nonprofit organizations.

Member benefits- trainings, resource connections and cost savings on products and services, such as insurance, office supplies, conference registrations and publications.

The Idealist
www.idealist.org

The Nonprofit FAQ is an indexed collection of answers to Frequently Asked Questions about nonprofit organizations.

Tools for Organizations – everything from starting an NPO to news site links.

Internal Revenue Service www.irs.gov

Tax and other information for charities & other nonprofits.

Tax information that all donors and charities need to know! Life Cycle of a Public Charity– becoming a nonprofit, regulations, sample forms & documents. Stay Exempt - online educational resources for NPOs.  Mini courses help with navigating IRS resources,  preparing to file a 990 tax form, and more. 

Free Management Library www.managementhelp.org

A complete, integrated online library for nonprofits and for-profits.

Free complete tool kit for boards.

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
www.mncn.org

Informs, promotes, connects and strengthens individual nonprofits and the nonprofit sector.

Wide variety of best practices outlines, samples, and templates.

National Council of Nonprofits
www.councilofnonprofits.org

The network of state and regional nonprofit associations serving more than 20,000 member organizations.

Articles and links to many resources and publications.

Nonprofit Leadership Institute (NPLI)
www.fmunonprofit.org

The NPLI at Francis Marion University assists professionals to develop and enhance their professional skills over the course of several months.

Overview of this excellent, hands-on grounding in seminars on nonprofit leadership one or two days a month.

SC Secretary of State
www.scsos.com

The Division of Public Charities regulates charitable organizations and professional fundraisers pursuant to the "Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act."

The Information page contains links to information and many forms charities need to start up and stay in business in the state of South Carolina.

Sisters of Charity
www.sistersofcharitysc.com

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina works daily to address the needs of the poor and underserved in South Carolina through a variety of programs, grant opportunities, education and training for nonprofit organizations, evaluation, collaborative ventures and public policy work.

The Foundation offers timely workshops on many vital aspects of nonprofit management. See the Learning Academy page. A Nonprofit Leadership & Innovation Certificate Program offering graduate level credits has also been instituted.


This listing is intended as a community service and does not imply endorsement by the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation.