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Organizational Sustainability



Improving Long-term Performance: Business Planning for Nonprofits


Panelists discuss how to integrate business considerations into planning for mission strategy, resources, and performance. 

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The 21st Century Nonprofit

NEW! This new edition details the significant improvements in management practice that have taken place in recent years.


Live Chat


Ready for Revenue Planning? 5 Qs to Ask Yourself

Dec 06, 2012  

Answer these questions if you're thinking about developing new revenue streams. With Nancy Osgood (The Osgood Group) and Stephen Pratt (Root Cause).

Can Collaborative Fundraising Work for You?

Aug 24, 2012  

This Q&A explores the benefits of collaborative fundraising arrangements between organizations and features Jonathan Howard (Cause & Effect) and Jeffrey Ouellette (Central Square Theater).

Is Your Nonprofit 3 Months from Disaster?

Jun 25, 2012  

How much should your nonprofit have in operating reserves? How do you build them up? With Alice Antonelli and Rodney Christopher of the Nonprofit Finance Fund.

Sample Documents


Proposal from Yale University Medical Center to the Avon Foundation

Request to fund salaries of clinical and advocacy staff to visit homes of families with children that have reported domestic violence.



Philanthropy Chat: Jan Masaoka on Nonprofit Sustainability in the New Normal


Online Classes


Introduction to Fundraising Planning Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

Establishing a Nonprofit Organization Tutorial

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn how to establish a nonprofit organization, task by task. This version is text only, but it has links to other formats.

Leveraging Leadership for Social Media Success

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $45.00

Learn how social media ambassadors can add value to your online activities.

Build a Social Media Strategy

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $35.00

Develop your social media plan and learn how to target the people you want to reach, choose the strategies you’ll employ to accomplish those goals, and the available tools you can use to execute your plan effectively. 

Storytelling for Social Media

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $25.00

In this online course, we’ll show you how to effectively employ stories in your social media efforts. 

Training Events


How to Start a Nonprofit at the Decatur Library - DeKalb County Public Library

Mar 29, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Decatur, Georgia | In-person

Learn the process of starting a nonprofit organization step-by-step.


Advocacy Strategies for Nonprofits

Apr 11, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you seeking to take your nonprofit to the next level?Want to get involved in legislative advocacy but don’t know where to start? Wondering whether nonprofits even need to lobby government or the legal restrictions for lobbying? Do donors give more to nonprofits who lobby government? Changes are happening in government that can affect your nonprofit. Learn how your organization's voice can be heard during this critical time in local, state, and federal government. Learn the answers to these questions and more during the “Advocacy Strategies for Nonprofits” webinar. 


Brown Bag Lunch: Improving Community Organizations with Visions of Big Impact

Apr 20, 2017, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

Learn how to improve your board and your organization from a pair of local experts.


How to Start a Nonprofit at the Alpharetta Branch - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

May 1, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Alpharetta, Georgia | In-person

Learn the process of starting a nonprofit organization step-by-step.


Introduction to Fundraising Planning

May 5, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Waldorf, Maryland | In-person