1. Grantstation - Offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential curated funding sources for their programs or projects as well as resources to mentor these organizations through the grantseeking process. To schedule time to learn more and search for granting opportunities, click here.
2. OneOC – Located in Orange County, this organization offers countless training opportunities, free online resources on topics such as starting a nonprofit, IRS regulations, board infrastructure, and volunteer recruiting. Keep an eye out for a new and improved Nonprofit Toolkit that will be released in Spring 2016.
3. BoardSource – We all have questions about board management and infrastructure. BoardSource has many FREE online resources to address your pressing questions. Topics range from What Organizations Need From Board Members to Board Orientation to Do We Need Committees?. Check out their “Community Resources Section” for a full list of tools.
4. Salesforce Nonprofit - "Salesforce offered 10 free licenses, was by far the most customizable, and offered a wealth of documentation to support administrators and developers. The choice was easy. " – Jaclene Roshan, Data Operations Manager, Pencils of Promise. Specifically, the Nonprofit Starter Pack is an app that is pre-configured for nonprofits. It allows you to manage individual donors and their donations, memberships, relationships and company affiliations. A powerful CRM tool can make all of the difference in effectively communicating with your supporters.
5. TechSoup - TechSoup supports nonprofits, charities, libraries, foundations, grantmakers, and other civil society organizations worldwide. Eligible organizations can get donated or discounted software, hardware, trainings, and more. If you buy any of these products, TechSoup should be your first stop.
Do you have other favorites? Stay tuned for tools 6-10 next month!
Contributed By: Rachel Lindsay, LBCF Associate Director of Initiatives & Communications