Partner Resources

Advocacy

Independent Sector

Independent Sector is the leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world. Independent Sector is a nonpartisan coalition of approximately 600 organizations.

National Council of Nonprofits National Council of Nonprofit provides links to extensive materials about nonprofit advocacy, ranging from advocacy toolkits, case studies, and informative “how to” sheets to recent opinion pieces and information about federal, state, and local laws – and much more.

Blogs

Robert Egger

Founder and president of DC Central Kitchen and award-winning author Robert Egger maintains an engaging blog about the nonprofit sector and legislation that affects it.

AndrewWolk.com

The founder and CEO of Root Cause writes about how public, private and nonprofit partnerships can work together to advance social innovation.

PhilanTopic

Philanthropy News Digest and the Foundation Center manage a blog that features several lengthy, perceptive posts daily on philanthropy issues and news.

Nonprofit Blog Exchange

This social bookmarking blog links to new posts from other nonprofit-related blogs.

Boards/Governance

BoardSource

BoardSource strives to support and promote excellence in board service, is the premier source of cutting-edge thinking and resources related to nonprofit boards, and engages and develops the next generation of board leaders.

boardnetUSA

A unique website dedicated to the express purpose of connecting nonprofit boards and new leaders.

Communication

The Center for Plain Language

To be transparent, you must speak and write clearly. That’s plain language.  The Center for Plain Language wants government and business documents to be clear and understandable.  We support those who use plain language, train those who should use plain language, and urge people to demand plain language in all the documents they receive, read, and use.

The Goodman Center

Helps nonprofits recruit, propose, persuade, and present more effectively.  Many useful resources to improve communications including Free-Range Thinking – a free monthly journal on public-interest communications.

AdCouncil

Produces, distributes and promotes thousands of public service campaigns on behalf of non-profit organizations and government agencies in issue areas such as improving the quality of life for children, preventative health, education, community well being, environmental preservation and strengthening families. Nonprofits can apply to be an AdCouncil campaign.

SPIN

The SPIN (Strategic Press Information Network) Project provides comprehensive media training, intensive media strategizing, and resources to community organizations across the country. SPIN helps grow the capacity of grassroots groups to shape public opinion and garner positive media attention. 

Data

St. Louis Public Library Grants and Foundation Center

The Grants and Foundation Center provides free access to, and help with, Foundation Center resources, including Foundation Directory Online Professional and Foundation Grants to Individuals databases.

National Center for Charitable Statistics

The National Center for Charitable Statistics is the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.

Innovation Network

Innovation Network is a national 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping other nonprofits and funders measure their own results. Offer program planning and evaluation consulting, training, and Web-based tools.

The Center for Evaluation Innovation

The Center works with other organizations to develop and then share new ideas and solutions to evaluation challenges.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

GEO is a powerful coalition of 350 grantmaking organizations committed to building strong and effective nonprofit organizations.

Ethics

The Standards of Excellence Institute

The Standards for Excellence Institute is a national initiative to promote the highest standards of ethics and accountability in nonprofits. They also publish theEthics and Accountability Code for Nonprofits.

Giving Institute

The American Association of Fundraising Counsel and Giving USA educate and engage members in the ethical delivery of counsel and related services to nonprofit organizations through research, advocacy and best practices.

Center for Ethical Leadership

What kind of leadership does the common good need at this time in this place?

The Ethics Resource Center

The Ethics Resource Center (ERC) is a private, nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and the advancement of high ethical standards and practices in public and private institutions.

Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City Charity Accreditation

BBB accreditation provides charitable organizations with an avenue to establish their accountability to donors and potential donors by adhering to the voluntary BBB charity standards. These standards cover governance, effectiveness, finances and fundraising & informational materials.  There is no fee for accreditation. 

Financial

Internal Revenue Service – Charities and Nonprofits Division

Tax information for charities and other nonprofits through the IRS.

Blackbaud Index: Fundraising and Online Giving Trends

The Blackbaud Index compiles up-to-date information on charitable giving. Tracking approximately $8 billion in US-based charitable giving, the Index is updated on the first of each month and is based on year-over-year percent changes. Featuring overall and online giving, the Index can be viewed by size and subsets of the nonprofit industry. 

General

National Council of Nonprofits

The National Council of Nonprofits is a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. Through their network of State Associations and 25,000-plus members they serve as a central coordinator and mobilizer to help nonprofits achieve greater collective impact in local communities across the country. They identify emerging trends, share proven practices, and promote solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve.

Missouri Secretary of State

The Secretary of State is responsible for the initial creation and certain maintenance filings for all 300,000 domestic Missouri and out-of-state business entities doing business in Missouri.  These business entities include nonprofit corporations.  The Corporations Division provides the forms and resources necessary to form entities and maintain good standing status.

Washington University Law Intellectual Property and Nonprofit Organizations Clinic

This clinic presents law students with unique opportunities to address transactional matters and provide advice to nonprofit clients on a full spectrum of intellectual property and nonprofit law issues.  Nonprofits may receive help on a wide range of patent, copyright, trademark, and general business formation matters through this clinic.  Students are supervised.

St. Louis University Law Community and Economic Development Clinic

Students provide transactional representation to both for-profit and non-profit organizations lacking the resources necessary to access the traditional marketplace for legal services. Students serve as the primary counsel to CED Clinic clients on a range of matters including business and nonprofit structuring and formation, internal operational issues, contract drafting and review, loan document review, employee management issues, regulatory compliance issues, and real estate matters.  Students are supervised. 

Jobs

Network for Good

Index of nonprofit job resources and listings

Idealist.org

Jobs and career-building in the nonprofit sector

Management

Free Management Library

The Library provides easy-to-access, clutter-free, comprehensive resources regarding the leadership and management of yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations. Content is relevant to the vast majority of people, whether they are in large or small for-profit or nonprofit organizations. Over the past 15 years, the Library has grown to be one of the world’s largest well-organized collections of these types of resources.

Alliance for Nonprofit Management

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

Bridgespan Group

The Bridgespan Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps nonprofit and philanthropic leaders in the hard work of developing strategies and building organizations that inspire and accelerate social change.  Provide strategy consulting, executive search, and philanthropy advising.

Technology

TechSoup

Offers nonprofits a one-stop resource for technology needs by providing free information, resources, and support.

Nonprofit Technology Network

NTEN aspires to a world where all nonprofit organizations skillfully and confidently use technology to meet community needs and fulfill their missions.  We are the membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals. Our members share the common goal of helping nonprofits use all aspects of technology more effectively.

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