Achieving sustainability

Finding and using technology

Some long-
established Cape Cod nonprofits

Advocates for nonprofits

Finding grantmakers


Management resources for nonprofits


Civic renewal

Writing effective newsletters


























Page last updated March 07, 2017

Resources for


Alliance for Nonprofit Management

About us:  "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. The Alliance is a learning community that promotes quality in nonprofit capacity building.  The Alliance convenes a major annual conference, networks colleagues year-round online, and provides member discounts on books and other publications." 


Council on Foundations (COF)

About us:  "The Council on Foundations is a membership organization of more than 2,000 grantmaking foundations and giving programs worldwide. We provide leadership expertise, legal services and networking opportunities—among other services—to our members and to the general public." 


CSR Wire

CSR Wire is published by the Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire Service, which describes itself as "the leading source of corporate responsibility and sustainability press releases, reports, and news."  See especially the "Press release from the United Parcel Service of America, Inc.:  Nonprofits Still Find It Difficult to Manage Volunteers, Study Says" (February 20, 2004).   


Executive Service Corps of New England

The Executive Service Corps of New England (ESC) is a regional, nonprofit corporation headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

"ESC is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve by providing high-quality, affordable consulting services, resources, and mentors to nonprofits and educational leaders seeking to address critical organizational issues.

"We accomplish these goals by drawing upon an extensive volunteer network of senior-level executives and professionals who are committed to helping public service organizations more effectively serve their constituents."


Harvard Business School

"The Next Ten Years of Social Enterprise"  (May 4, 2004)

Back to Business Basics for Nonprofits"  (February 23, 2004)

"Leadership:  A Matter of Sustaining or Eliminating Groupthink?"  (February 23, 2004)

Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations

About us:  "The Center seeks to expand understanding and accelerate critical thinking about civil society among scholars, practitioners, policy makers and the general public, by encouraging scholarship, developing curriculum, fostering mutual learning between academics and practitioners, and shaping policies that enhance the sector and its role in society."

Internet Nonprofit Center (

The Internet Nonprofit Center publishes the Nonprofit FAQ, a resource of information provided by participants in many online discussions about nonprofits and their work. First-time users may want to look at the Guide to using the FAQ.



National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA)

About us: 
"The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is the membership organization that unites, represents, and serves the nation's state and jurisdictional arts agencies."


National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA)

About us: 
"The NCNA advances the vital role and capacity of the nonprofit sector in civil society and supports and give voice to state and regional associations of nonprofit organizations."


Nonprofit Business Solutions (NBS)

"Nonprofit Business Solutions (NBS) assists nonprofit organizations of all sizes in creating a balance in their fund development by aiding in the assessment and implementation of earned-income strategies. This Web site provides instruction and practical hands-on exercises for nonprofits interested in exploring the possibilities of earned income. The exercises are designed to help identify and assess a nonprofit's current assets, as well as the earned-income opportunities these assets may present."


Nonprofit Good Practice Guide

"We provide key information designed to help manage your nonprofit organization efficiently and effectively."



Third Sector New England

"Third Sector New England provides information and services to build the knowledge, power, and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations that engage people in community and public life. We act also to promote wider recognition of community-based organizations as the primary stewards of our core societal values. The ultimate intention of our work is to create a more just and democratic society."


Resources for Planned Giving and Charitable Donations: A Guide from

"Giving to charity isn’t just good for your soul; it’s also good for your bottom line. By strategically choosing the method of planned giving that works best for you, you not only get to help a cause that you believe in but you can also potentially qualify for tax deductions. Learn more about the major types of planned giving and benefits you can pursue, as well as how to avoid charity-related scams, with our guide to charitable donations."










The Chronicle of Philanthropy, "Getting the Best Results from Brainstorming," March 18, 2004.  A good story that talks about the International Fund for Animal Welfare in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts. 


Fast Company, "The Support Economy, Voices for Change":  

"The Support Economy discussion group seeks voices for change. Twentieth-century capitalism and its business models are in a downward spiral.  A new capitalism for our times -- and new business models -- are only beginning to emerge.  As consumers, we are frustrated and mistrustful.  As employees, we are resentful and exhausted. How can we jump the curve from the old world to the new?"