The NPA office has an extensive electronic resource library available to you. The following documents and on-line links have been created and/or selected by NPA staff because of popular use. If you do not find what you need or a link is no longer connected, Contact us!
This report from the Urban Institute compares contributions given to organizations from 2009 to 2010.
Mention business planning and people often think about written plans
—the tangible products. The leap is natural, but it is also problematic. It short circuits the process of developing the plan, which is where many nonprofits find the greater value. This is a helpful tool/information from the Bridgespan Group.
Looking to compare Donor Management Software - here is a report from NTEN that will assist you.
This survey of 979 residents was conducted by the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University.
Originally presented at the Michigan Nonprofit Association's Nonprofit Day, this document summarizes how the new US Healthcare Legislation passed on 2010 will impact nonprofits.
Visit www.stayexempt.irs.gov for free online trainings and resources on:
The attached document is a list of web links to other resources that are helpful in building the capacity of nonprofit organizations. uploads/File/E-resources%20FINAL.xls
Open this list to see the current publications in the NPA Lending Library located at the NPA office. NPA members can borrow materials up to 30 days. Contact the office for more information.
Here is a snapshot of various national funding sources.
Ten steps to developing a more diverse board are provided in this quick and easy reference document.
This eBook from Network for Good offers for tips on how to make your next auction, car wash, dinner, gala, golf tournament, luncheon, open house or other fundraising event a resounding success!
BoardSource is one of the leading organizations in board governance and leadership. You can gain access to some free resources, otherwise it is a member-based resource. Call NPA for questions on discounts for BoardSource publications.
The focus of the CfE is to be a clearing house, providing multiple resources such as access to professionals and/or investment capital to entrepreneurs to help them build their enterprise. That assistance consists of entrepreneurship education and training, details of forming a new business, a commercialization/acceptance of the new product or service, and capitalization of the idea. Located at Miller College, 450 North Avenue, Battle Creek, MI, 269.966.4095
The Fieldstone Alliance has a great selection of free resources on various nonprofit related topics. The site can also link to Turner Publishing which carries the extensive collection of nonprofit publications previously published by Wilder. Ask NPA for discounts on these publications.
Need to do funding searches or learn the basics of grant proposal writing? The Foundation Center is a fabulous resource for all your grantseeking and training needs. You can access some free information, but grant researches require a subscription. You may access the grant research section at Willard Public Library in Battle Creek or the Nonprofit Alliance office.
A resource for fund development, featuring downloadble documents and free webinars.
More than 10,000 agencies across North America have turned to Grant Writing USA for grant writing and grant management training
Check out this website for great information on fund raising from one of the top experts in the field.
Grants, up to $5,000, are available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public schools, or tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.
The application will be available from November 12, 2012 through December 12, 2012.
Click here to apply for a grant.
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The Michigan Nonprofit Association’s Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Michigan guide assists charitable organizations in building capacity while enabling them to demonstrate accountability and transparency. Their Basic Infrastructure Checklist provides an easy to use tool for identifying strengths to build on and other areas to prioritize for increased capacity building focus.
Visit their website to download the most current versions of these documents.
NPA is now a subscriber to GrantWatch and you can now come to our office and use this tool free of charge for your grant seeking needs. It contains information on government and foundation grant opportunities all in one website. Call NPA to schedule a time for grant seeking research or click on the link to check out the features and subscription fees.
Nonprofits have inherent assets that make them strong and capable proponents of voter and citizen participation. There are also strong reasons for nonprofits to promote voting and democracy in their communities.
Nonprofit voter engagement can benefit the sector, our communities, and the nation—far beyond the outcome of any particular election.
OMNI Credit Union team members are very passionate about serving our communities in numerous ways. We annually donate, sponsor or volunteer with over forty organizations.
The Society for Nonprofits is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with members throughout the world.
Since 1983, the Society has been providing nonprofit staff members, volunteers, and board members with affordable resources and information to work more effectively and efficiently towards accomplishing their mission.
This helpful, free guide explains why you should mix online and offline communications; easy ways to personalize messages to each of your audiences; how to turn donor support into viral marketing; and strategies for sustaining loyalty in a tough economy.