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ACC Center for Nonprofit Studiesthe Center is passionately committed to: providing the highest possible level of professional and volunteer development and organizational capacity building; and sustaining a strong and effective nonprofit community in Austin Community College's eight country service area. Our services include: professional & volunteer leadership development; nonprofit career development; resources and publications; information and referral; nonprofit community connections; and technical assistance, Austin, TX.


Alliance for Nonprofit Management the professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits – to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission, Washington, DC.


Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action – is a neutral, open forum committed to strengthening the research community in the emerging field of nonprofit and philanthropic studies. ARNOVA brings together both theoretical and applied interests, helping scholars gain insight into the day-to-day concerns of third-sector organizations, while providing nonprofit professionals with research they can use to improve the quality of life for citizens and communities. Principal activities include an annual conference, publications, electronic discussions and special interest groups, Indianapolis, IN.


BoardSource – increases the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening boards of directors through our highly acclaimed consulting practice, publications, tools, and membership programs, Washington, DC.


Bolder Advocacy – promotes active engagement in democratic processes and institutions by giving nonprofits and foundations the confidence to advocate effectively and by protecting their right to do so. Our goal is to demystify and decode advocacy by equipping organizations with knowledge and tools.  We help organizations fully understand the rules and become assertive in their right to pursue their policy goals, Washington, DC. Read Blog.

CharityHowTo.com – provides instant access video training guides & webinars to help nonprofits leverage the power of the Internet! Our video training courses help nonprofits to utilize easy, and often free, ways to engage their constituency, communicate their mission, and develop relationships that ultimately help to acquire and maintain donors. Our webinars are presented by nonprofit Internet experts who provide you with extraordinarily accurate and candid information to help you succeed in your mission, Beverly, MA.


CoalitionsWork – we help coalitions and partnerships reach their potential to be a force for positive change in the health of their communities. We do this through collaborative research, education and consultation with organizations, partnerships and coalitions, Yorktown, VA.

Corporation for National and Community Services – operates an on-line resource center with information that can make agencies more effective. The resource center includes documents and sample forms, grants listings, Web links, newsletters, listservs, and more. Topics include community collaboration, marketing and communications, and volunteer management. Among the newly posted effective-practice listings is a guide to making presentations accessible, Scotts Valley, CA.


FrameWorks Institute – the mission is to advance the nonprofit sector’s communications capacity by identifying, translating and modeling relevant scholarly research for framing and re-framing the public discourse about social problems. FrameWorks conducts communications research to aid nonprofit organizations in expanding their constituency base, build public will, and further public understanding of specific social issues, Washington, DC.

Independent Sector – is the leadership network for nonprofits, foundations and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world. Our nonpartisan coalition of approximately 600 organizations leads, strengthens and mobilizes the nonprofit and philanthropic community in order to fulfill our vision of a just and inclusive society and a healthy democracy of active citizens, effective institutions and vibrant communities, Washington, DC. Read Blog and see Facebook page.


The INS Group – helps nonprofits, government agencies and faith-based institutions create innovative solutions to build their capacity and sustain their programs and services, Raleigh, NC.


Institute for Sustainable Communities – making social justice leadership strategic, effective and sustainable, Montpelier, VT.


The Leadership Group – believes in using a multi-disciplinary and customized approach to meet the unique needs of each client. We bring together the best team to address your organization's special situation through our network of professionals with expertise in every field of nonprofit management as well as issue-related subject matter. The Leadership Group's consulting team provides a customized, comprehensive approach and real solutions for your organization, Trenton, NJ. See Resources.

Mission Capital – after 14 years as Greenlights, we're excited to lead our community in solving complex social issues as Mission Capital. While Austin experiences significant growth, our community remains overwhelmed by persistent social challenges. Mission Capital provides the tools and guidance needed to tackle these complex issues and create lasting social change. We combine human, financial, intellectual, social and political capital to fuel the work of mission-driven people and organizations, Austin, TX.

National Council of Nonprofits – the mission is to advance the vital role, capacity, and voice of charitable nonprofit organizations through our state and national networks. NCN serves as the national voice for its nonprofit members before Congress and within the Administration, promoting the interests of the nonprofit community and ensuring a seat at the table on all policy initiatives that impact the sector. We also work with our network of State Associations to identify policy trends in state legislatures, coordinate efforts across the states, and inform state and local debates with targeted research and communications. Our members are kept abreast of the most pressing issues and given the information and tools they need to advocate locally, Washington, DC.

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RecognizeGood – an innovative new social media website. RecognizeGood is dedicated to recording and sharing community stories of kindness and charity. The website is fully integrated with other popular social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Videos can be uploaded to the website via YOUTUBE for a truly personal tribute. Good deeds can also be viewed by city and type of industry. RecognizeGood's goal is to create a movement – a culture shift toward kindness. The stories on RecognizeGood have real emotional impact to change behaviors and attitudes. Nonprofit organizations are ripe with stories of unselfish charity and RecognizeGood is the perfect public forum to thank donors, volunteers, and staff members, Austin, TX.

Smart CHART – Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Communications Choices, Spitfire Strategies – an interactive tool to help you make smart communications choices. The Interactive Smart Chart can help you assess your strategic decisions if you are: just starting the communications planning process, evaluating a communications campaign already in progress, or reviewing an effort you've already completed, Washington, DC.


Society for Nonprofits – provides nonprofit staff members, volunteers, and board members with affordable resources and information to work more effectively and efficiently towards accomplishing their mission, Livonia, MI.

TechSoup – our mission is to build a dynamic bridget that enables civil society organizations and changemakers around the world to gain effective access to the resources they need to design and implement technology solutions for a more equitable planet, San Francisco, CA.

Wild Apricot web-based software for small associations and non-profits to help manage membership, website, events and other activities. It is "cloud" software, meaning it runs through a web browser without needing to install anything on your local computer. Since our focus is small organizations, we've designed Wild Apricot to be both powerful and affordable, Toronto, ON, CA.

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