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Organizational Sustainability



Improving Long-term Performance: Business Planning for Nonprofits


Panelists discuss how to integrate business considerations into planning for mission strategy, resources, and performance. 

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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


Special Program: More Than a Party: Milestone Anniversaries to Take Your Organization to the Next Level

Sep 27, 2017, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
New York, New York | In-person

Make the most of an organizational anniversary with techniques to create a fundraising and engagement boost all year.


Keep Your Cash Flowing: Diversifying Revenue Streams

Sep 27, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn how to set up your nonprofit for sustainable, long-term success by diversifying your revenue sources. Richard Brewster will provide practical guidance on how to plan an income diversification strategy and identify the best sources of revenue for your nonprofit. 


Brown Bag Lunch: How To Build The Fundraising Team of the Future

Oct 17, 2017, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

Tired of running your fundraising as a one-person show?  Learn how to manage growth with a limited budget in this FREE workshop. 


Do More With Less: Stretch Your Dollar Using Financial Best Practices

Oct 19, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Are you looking to do the most good with your money? Then join us on October 19th! In this webinar Paul Konigstein will cover three critical types of financial best practices—internal controls, budget creation and monitoring, and financial reporting--and how to tailor them to your organization.


How To Find and Win Technology Funding

Nov 9, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you dreaming of upgrading your nonprofit’s software or hardware, but there just isn’t room for it in your operating budget? Join this upcoming webinar to learn how to find and win technology grants.