2021 State of Grantseeking Report
The 2021 State of Grantseeking Report spotlights recent developments in funding to help nonprofits be more strategic in their grantseeking. The free report features data by organizational budget size, mission focus, and government vs. non-government funding. This year it includes a special section specific to the pandemic.
Visit their website > Giving USA
Giving USA is an annual report on philanthropic giving in the United States. The 2021 study shows that Americans gave $471.44 billion to charity in 2021, with 69% by individuals, 19% by foundations, 9% by bequests, and 4% by corporations.
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The Sustained Collaboration Network offers a catalog of resources for nonprofits interested in learning more about the strategies of sustained collaboration. Resources include Tools & Templates for nonprofits to use to determine readiness for collaboration, Background Reading and News & Events.
Visit their website > American Nonprofit Academy
The mission of the American Nonprofit Academy is to bring education, leadership, connectivity and collaboration to the nonprofit community. Their vision is to educate and connect stakeholders in the nonprofit community with low cost educational opportunities and their values orient communities towards building sustainable approaches to philanthropy.
Visit their website > California Grants Portal
The California Grants Portal (a project by the California State Library) lists grants and loans offered by California state agencies. The site was built with input from a variety of stakeholders, and improvements are already planned for the coming months.
Visit their website > The Nonprofit Partnership – Resource Library
This resource library includes General Nonprofit Resource Pages, TNP Webinars for COVID-19 Response, HR Check-Ins, COVID-19 Nonprofit Response Resources, and Nonprofit Funding Resources- Emergency Funding and General Support. All resources and past webinars can be viewed free of charge.
Visit their website > Stratiscope’s Community Intelligence Podcast
The Community Intelligence podcast features prominent private and public sector leaders who have found success working with and engaging community. Each episode features a conversation between Stratiscope CEO John Bwarie and the guest who shares their experience, insights, failures, and successes related to their work with community.
Subscribe to the podcast > Wells Fargo Works
Wells Fargo Works delivers resources, guidance and services for business owners, offering guidance on topics such as writing a business plan, marketing a business, managing cash flow, and building credit to help business owners (and nonprofits) increase their knowledge and confidence. The site includes hundreds of feature stories, informational articles, and videos featuring national small business strategy experts and business owners sharing their experiences.
Visit their website > INP Partners
INP Partners helps nonprofits with their program evaluation and other data needs by providing sophisticated data management and custom-formatted analytics and reports through a proprietary software system that links data from programs, finance, HR, development and other business units even when the nonprofit’s own software systems can’t “talk to each other.” Results can be used by nonprofit staff, Boards and funders for everything from grant evaluation reports to internal efforts at operational improvements.
Visit their website > GrantAdvisor
GrantAdvisor is a web service that facilitates open dialogue between nonprofits and grantmakers by collecting authentic, real-time reviews and comments on grantseekers’ experiences working with funders to encourage more productive philanthropy. Feedback is shared anonymously and once a funder receives 5 reviews, the data on that funder will be posted publicly and funders will have the opportunity to respond to reviews. In addition to aggregating feedback on the grant application process, GrantAdvisor will provide a forum to share views on how funders influence their field.
Visit their website > The 2019 Nonprofit Employment Report
The 2019 Nonprofit Employment Report is a new study from the Center for Civil Society at Johns Hopkins University, which documents the size, shape, and state of the nonprofit workforce, and reveals some surprises, including the fact that nonprofits often pay better than for-profit counterparts in the same industry.
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Larry Caplan Consulting has formed a small support group for consultants to nonprofits across Southern California. The group, open to anyone, meets quarterly for an extended lunch hour, at different locations. Generally there are one of two “topics du jour,” many of them focused on business practices, such as how to market a consulting practice, how to set fees, how to deal with difficult clients, etc. To join the email list for this group and be notified of future meetings, please contact Larry Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org Cause Clarity
Cause Clarity, an initiative of Hershey Cause, makes the power of good communications accessible to all. This suite of resources equips nonprofit leaders and social changemakers with the skills they need for today’s fast-paced, connected world. From “how-to” videos to quizzes and guides,
Cause Clarity is designed to help organizations assess their efforts, engage their audiences and strengthen their impact.
Check out Cause Clarity’s suite of resources > Crowdfunding
Nonprofits of all sizes and types increasingly find that crowdfunding websites are an important fundraising resource. For a small fee, these sites will place a nonprofit cause, event or need online so that people visiting the site can choose to donate to it.
Valley Nonprofit Resources (VNR) offers a package of free, downloadable resources about crowdfunding strategies and options.
Check out VNR’s resource library >
Resource Directory for Nonprofit Capacity Building in Los Angeles County
Capacity-building services are available from various organizations and individuals throughout Los Angeles County. Some are offered on a fee-for-service basis. Other services are offered at reduced cost or free of charge to nonprofits (often because they are underwritten by a third party), or are offered directly by a funder (foundation, business, individual donor, religious institution or government agency) that pays for them. Any youth-serving nonprofit wishing to build capacity needs to identify the right resources to assist in that process.
One referral source for this purpose is the Resource Directory for Nonprofit Capacity Building in Los Angeles County (Seventeenth edition, May 2020), which describes funders, consultants, management support organizations and other resources that can help build capacity.
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