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Board Management

BoardSource
Statewide
Membership fee, $49–$99/year
Provides coaching, training and workshops to increase board effectiveness. Delivers consulting services to help leaders and organizations build exceptional nonprofit boards. Sells and offers to members books, online tools, CDs, and videos related to board governance.
www.boardsource.org


Fundraising

The Foundation Center
Statewide
Free and fee based
Maintains fundraising information through library and learning centers, and online database of materials and resources. Trains on fund development.
www.foundationcenter.org

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT)
Statewide
Free
Maintains articles on fundraising.

Fee for service.
Trains and consults on fundraising.
www.grassrootsfundraising.org

Non-Profit Guides
Statewide
Free
Links to web-based, grant writing tools.
www.npguides.org

Nonprofits: USA.gov
Statewide
Free
Links to information on state and federal government grants. Provides tax information for non-profits. Provides legal information for non-profits.
www.usa.gov/Business/Nonprofit.shtml


Housing Development and Operations

Corporation for Supportive Housing
National
Free
Maintains an extensive library of publications, archived web seminars and training materials related to the development and operation of supportive housing.
Offers training, support and advocacy for developing and managing housing resources and integrated services for people who are homeless.
www.csh.org

NCHCW funding resources
National
Free
Identifies housing related funding resources.
www.nchcw.org


Housing Policy/Advocacy

Housing California
Statewide
Free
Provides Statewide policy updates related to affordable housing and homelessness.
www.housingca.org

National Alliance to End Homelessness
National
Free
Maintains a comprehensive library of data, research and resources related to policies and programs designed to address homelessness. Collaborates with network of 10,000 providers and public agencies to build state and local capacity for ending homelessness. Issues policy updates related to homelessness and fact sheets regarding homelessness.Advocates for housing, health care, economic and civil rights to end homelessness.
www.endhomelessness.org

Western Center on Law and Poverty
Statewide
Free
Maintains research documents related to the production and preservation of affordable housing and protecting individual rights to affordable housing. Conducts impact litigation that addresses basic rights for low-income people. In depth legal support for Legal Aid & Community Organizations.
www.wclp.org


Management and Administration

Alameda County Foster Youth Alliance
Bay Area
Free
Provides trainings in a variety of topics related to serving homeless and foster youth.
www.fosteryouthalliance.org

The Bridgespan Group
Statewide
Fee for service
Offers strategic consulting support and services to help nonprofit organizations maximize the impact of their work.Assists in recruiting and developing strong leadership.
www.bridgespan.org

The Center for Excellence in Nonprofits
Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
Membership and program fees
Trains and coaches on non-profit leadership and board development.

www.cen.org

The Center for Nonprofit Management
LA area
Fee for service
Trains and coaches on building leadership skills and provide tools and techniques for non-profit management.Offers consulting services for non-profits.


Free
Provides information at non-lending library that offers books and management publications.

www.cnmsocal.org

CompassPoint
Bay Area
Free and fee for service
Get training through courses, workshops and conferences on wide range of topics relevant to non-profits.Get support in managing executive transitions, including interim executive directors.
www.compasspoint.org

Free Management Library—Nonprofits
Statewide
Free
Maintains resource guides on leadership and management.

www.managementhelp.org

Idealist
Nationwide
Free
Maintains resource guides on a variety of topics related to nonprofit management. Provides answers to many common questions related to running a nonprofit organization.
www.idealist.org

NOLO Press
Statewide
Free
Provides an extensive database of information on legal issues relevant to nonprofits.


Free or low cost
Provides standard legal forms and templates.
www.nolo.com

Nonprofit Genie
Statewide
Free
Provides information on a wide variety of non-profit related topics, through an extensive collection of articles and FAQ's written by leading experts from around the country.
www.genie.org

Nonprofits' Insurance Alliance of California
Statewide
Membership fees
Issues a variety of guides, forms and templates in the areas of human resources and risk management, including background checks and legal responsibilities of board members.
www.niac.org


Marketing and Publicity

Idealist
Nationwide
Free
Posts events online.
www.idealist.org

Policy and Advocacy

Alameda County Foster Youth Alliance
Statewide
Free
Provides news and resources around a number of foster care issues and policies

www.fosteryouthalliance.org

Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits
Silicon Valley
Membership fees
Collaborates with network of non-profit orgs in Silicon Valley to advocate and impact government systems.
www.svcn.org


Research and Statistics

California Homeless Youth Project
Statewide
Free
Identifies policy resources specific to unaccompanied homeless youth in California. Includes the "voices of youth" describing their experiences and their recommendations for policy change.
www.cahomelessyouth.library.ca.gov

Helping The Homeless—A Comprehensive Collection of Resources
Statewide
Free
Provides fact sheets and other information about homelessness.

www.usa-people-search.com/content-helping-the-homelessa-comprehensive-collection-of-resources.aspx

KidsData
Statewide
Free
Wide variety of data related to youth in California
www.kidsdata.org


Staff, Volunteers and Consultants

All For Good
Statewide
Free
Lists volunteer opportunities and and events.
www.allforgood.org

Bridgestar
Nationwide
Free
Provides a diagnostic survey to assess organizational readiness for Executive Director transition. The website also hosts an extensive library of human resources-related articles.
http://www.bridgestar.org/Library/LeadershipDiagnostic.aspx

CompassPoint
Bay Area
Fee for service
Find coaching and consulting services for non-profits.
www.compasspoint.org

Idealist
Nationwide
Free for volunteer postings and all international postings. $60 for job posting for US based organizations.
Posts job listings and volunteer opportunities online. Provides database of consultants by region or area of expertise.
www.idealist.org

Mary's List
Bay Area
Free
Maintains database of consultants for non-profit needs.
www.maryslist.net

Sparked
Nationwide
Free
Posts listings for volunteer opportunities that can be completed online.
www.sparked.org


Succession Planning

Bridgestar
Nationwide
Free
Provides a diagnostic survey to assess organizational readiness for Executive Director transition. The website also hosts an extensive library of human resources-related articles.
http://www.bridgestar.org/Library/LeadershipDiagnostic.aspx

The Foundation Center
Nationwide
Free
Maintains a list of succession planning resources and guides.

www.foundationcenter.org/getstarted/topical/succession.html

Transition Guides
Nationwide
Free and fee based
Provides assistance with succession planning and Executive Director search. Conducts workshops and trainings on succession planning. Website contains an extensive list of publications on the topic.
www.transitionguides.com

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
Statewide
Free and fee based
Provides executive search and transition planning services. Website contains a list of consultants with expertise in transition services, as well as several resources and guides to succession planning.
www.compasspoint.org/et


Technology

The Accidental Techie
Statewide
Free
Links to technology resources that can improve how non-profits use and manage technology in their operations.

www.accidentaltechie.org

The National Cristina Foundation
Statewide
Free
Donates used computer technology resources coming out of their first place of use and matches to charities, schools and public agencies. Locates used computer technology resources.

www.cristina.org

Tech Soup
Statewide
4% to 20% of retail prices
Sells technology products at deeply discounted prices.


Free
Provides training resources on use of technology.
http://home.techsoup.org


Youth Housing

ACF–RHYA website
National
Free
Provides information on the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families—Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.
www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb/content/programs/rhy.htm

HEY Housing Guide
Bay Area
Free
Issues resource guide designed for TAY seeking housing, including former foster youth
.
http://www.heysf.org/download/HEY-Guide-Housing-FINAL-2009.pdf

THP+ Implementation Project
Statewide
Free
Provides training materials related to implementation of the THP+ program.

www.thpplus.org


Youth Policy/Advocacy

Alameda County Foster Youth Alliance
Statewide
Free
Provides news and resources around a number of foster care issues and policies

www.fosteryouthalliance.org

National Center for Housing and Child Welfare
National
Free
Issues policy updates and maintains resource library regarding housing and child welfare including extensive information regarding the Family Unification Program.
www.nchcw.org

National Foster Care Coalition
National
Free
Provides policy updates and resource library regarding foster youth. Advocates on behalf of children, youth, and families involved with the foster care system.
www.nationalfostercare.org

TAY SF
San Francisco
Free
Provides research and local data including best practices, evidence-based research on issues and services that affect transitional age youth. Posts paid and unpaid opportunities for those interested in being a part of agencies that support transitional age youth.
www.taysf.org

 
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