Technical Assistance/Support Resources for Non-Profits

In addition to the resources listed below, the Center maintains an extensive database of consultants, publishers, web sites and other resources for non-profit organizations. If you don't find what you're looking for here, contact us and we'll try to help.

National/Out-of-State Resources -- Non-profit section has info and links on various aspects of non-profit arena: grantwriting, job-seeking, volunteer oppts, salaries/benefits, discussion groups, etc.; continuously updated.

Alliance for Nonprofit Management

American Philanthropy Review's CharityChannel -- Web site hosting variety of non-profit discussion forums on fundraising, marketing, academic research, legal issues and more; also has booklists, consultant registers, events listings, job listings (career_search) and numerous links.

Association of Fundraising Professionals (formerly the National Society of Fund Raising Executives)

BoardSource -- National membership organization offering comprehensive support and training for non-profits and their boards of trustees; Web site includes useful Frequently Asked Questions area about board roles and responsibilities.

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services

The Foundation Center -- Extensive source of information on foundation and corporate giving, as well as other areas of interest to non-profits; publishes wide array of reference books, directories, analyses; web site includes electronic reference desk, online librarians, donor databases, articles, news services and more.

Free Online Management Library for Nonprofits -- Hosted by the Minnesota-based Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits. Contains an extensive collection of articles and resource links on all aspects of non-profit operations - fund raising, evaluation, human resources, communications and much more.

Idealist -- connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Helps you search for volunteer opportunities, connect with related organizations, recruit people to work with you, and much more.

Idealware -- a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides thoroughly researched, impartial and accessible resources about software to help nonprofits make smart technology decisions.

IRS Stay Exempt Page -- provides several online tutorials from the IRS itself. The videos cover several different aspects of forming and maintaining a 501(c)(3) and are very user friendly.

Innovation Network (InnoNet) Point K Resources -- The Point K Learning Center's free tools and resources help nonprofits and funders look inward, so they can achieve a greater outward impact.

Internet Nonprofit Center -- Web site includes library of publications and data on finance, volunteering and charitable giving; through "The Nonprofit FAQ," provides information on a wide range of nonprofit topics.

The Management Center (California)

National Center for Charitable Statistics -- National clearinghouse of data on the non-profit sector in the United States. NCCS is a program of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy (CNP) at the Urban Institute.

National Council of Nonprofits -- The nation's largest nonprofit network works through its member State Associations to amplify the voices of America's local community-based nonprofit organizations, help them engage in critical policy issues affecting the sector, manage and lead more effectively, collaborate and exchange solutions, and achieve greater impact in their communities. (Center members are eligible for certain discounts.)

Nonprofit Good Practice Guide -- Run by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, this site contains clear explanations and links to external resources on many non-profit topics.

NonProfit National Resource Directory

Nonprofit Risk Management Center -- National organization that monitors, advocates and educates on liability issues for non-profits; consulting, workshops; produces a variety of publications and electronic materials on legal and insurance topics.

NTEN -- We enable our members to embrace advances in technology through knowledge sharing, trainings, research and industry analysis. NTEN helps you do your job better, so you can make the world a better place

TechSoup -- TechSoup provides a range of technology services for nonprofits, including articles, a blog, discussion forums, Webinars, and discounted and donated technology products.


NJ Area Resources

Association of Fundraising Professionals-NJ Chapter (formerly the National Society of Fundraising Executives)

Garden State Bar Association - The GSBA assists African-Americans and other minorities in becoming an effective part of the judicial system.

Governor's Office of Volunteerism The Governor's Office of Volunteerism was established to support the growth and the development of volunteerism throughout the State through promotion, coordination and enhancement of citizen participation.

Grant Professionals Association - New Jersey Chapter The Grant Professionals Association (formerly American Association of Grant Professionals), a nonprofit membership association, builds and supports an international community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good by practicing the highest ethical and professional standards.

National Executive Service Corps- New Jersey -- click on "Where we serve" then choose New Jersey; Strengthening the management of non-profit organizations, schools and government agencies through high quality, low cost consulting services.

New Jersey Association for Volunteer Administration (NJAVA)--NJAVA envisions a state in which the lives of individuals and communities are improved by the positive impact of volunteer action.

New Jersey Community Resources -- Contains links to various government and private agencies, and information regarding subjects such as how to avoid utility shut-offs and how to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax credit.

New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster -- NJVOAD's mission is to bring together New Jersey organizations active in disaster relief, and to foster, through cooperation in mitigation and response, a more effective service to people affected by disaster.

Nonprofit Center at La Salle University Workshops on a host of topics held in Philadelphia. Also offers certificate programs.

Nonprofit Development Center of Southern New Jersey -- Dedicated to helping nonprofits work more efficiently and collaboratively. The NPDC has held a series of effective workshops for staff and board members and established an office at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Rowan University in January 2007.

Pro Bono Partnership -- Legal assistance for non-profits

Seton Hall University Center for Public Service

Support Center for Nonprofit Management | Partnership in Philanthropy -- Management support organization with offices in New York City and Newark, NJ; provides workshops and consulting for non-profits.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - New Jersey Chapter -- YNPN NJ strives to connect and develop young professionals in the nonprofit sector. YNPN NJ provides opportunities for nonprofit professionals to network with other likeminded individuals, enhance their communities, and develop professional skills.

VolunteerConnect is a free, online service that provides current information about volunteer work in Central New Jersey . Designed to help bring together potential volunteers and the nonprofit organizations that need them, the VolunteerConnect web site maintains and continually updates a list of hundreds of area nonprofits and their volunteer opportunities.