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Organizational Sustainability



Meet the Changemakers: Funding Resilience, Building Leadership Capacity


Join Bay Area foundation leaders as they talk about the evolution of their capacity building work and the latest trends in their support for the leadership development and related long-term sustainability of their grantees.

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The 21st Century Nonprofit

NEW! This new edition details the significant improvements in management practice that have taken place in recent years.


Live Chat


Ready for Revenue Planning? 5 Qs to Ask Yourself

Dec 06, 2012  

Answer these questions if you're thinking about developing new revenue streams. With Nancy Osgood (The Osgood Group) and Stephen Pratt (Root Cause).

Can Collaborative Fundraising Work for You?

Aug 24, 2012  

This Q&A explores the benefits of collaborative fundraising arrangements between organizations and features Jonathan Howard (Cause & Effect) and Jeffrey Ouellette (Central Square Theater).

Is Your Nonprofit 3 Months from Disaster?

Jun 25, 2012  

How much should your nonprofit have in operating reserves? How do you build them up? With Alice Antonelli and Rodney Christopher of the Nonprofit Finance Fund.

Sample Documents


Proposal from Yale University Medical Center to the Avon Foundation

Request to fund salaries of clinical and advocacy staff to visit homes of families with children that have reported domestic violence.



Online Classes


Introduction to Fundraising Planning Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

Establishing a Nonprofit Organization Tutorial

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn how to establish a nonprofit organization, task by task. This version is text only, but it has links to other formats.

Leveraging Leadership for Social Media Success

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $45.00

Learn how social media ambassadors can add value to your online activities.

Build a Social Media Strategy

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $35.00

Develop your social media plan and learn how to target the people you want to reach, choose the strategies you’ll employ to accomplish those goals, and the available tools you can use to execute your plan effectively. 

Storytelling for Social Media

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $25.00

In this online course, we’ll show you how to effectively employ stories in your social media efforts. 

Training Events


The Employment Life Cycle: Hiring, Firing, and Everything in Between

Jan 10, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

Employees may be your most valuable asset, but they can also be your biggest liability.  There are many things that an employer can do during the full employment life cycle to get the most from its workforce while also reducing the potential exposure from liabilities from that workforce. 


The Surprising Connection Between Fundraising and Workplace Culture

Jan 11, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join this webinar to learn how to create a real “culture of fundraising” inside your organization.


Introduction to Nonprofit Accounting

Jan 30, 2018, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Charlotte, North Carolina | In-person

New class! Join Beth Allen, Director, Outsourced Accounting Solutions with Greer Walker of Charlotte. Topics covered will include the role of a board member in financial oversight, internal controls for small organizations, understanding financial statements, routine tax reporting requirements, understanding the Form 990 and other fining requirements, key financial and governance policies and more! 


Path to Ownership: Real Estate Workshop with the NCCLF

Jan 30, 2018, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
San Francisco, California | In-person

Come learn what it takes to get your organization ready for a real estate purchase and get an introduction to the acquisition process.


SpacesforGood Kick-off Event with the Northern California Community Loan Fund

Jan 30, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
San Francisco, California | In-person

Take a tour of, a free online space listing tool for nonprofits.