Nonprofit Resources for Not-for-Profit Organizations

The following links are to web sites that might be of interest to you as a not-for-profit organization representative. If you know of a web site that you'd like to recommend be included in our list, please contact us with the site name and address, along with a brief description.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION RESOURCES

Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission - the Equity Events Calendar is a central, web-based program put together by Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission that enables users to view and search for events about equity within Greater Dayton.

We All Count - The Data Equity Framework is a systematic way of looking at data projects for equity issues. It can help your organization learn how to apply the lens of the Data Equity Framework, by following simple steps and checklists and applying practical tools.

The D5 Coalition- So You Want to Collect Demographic Data: Getting Started provides tips to help your organization get started with collecting and using demographic data - an essential tool for understanding the impact of your work.

COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR NOT-FOR-PROFITS

Receive a Grant from the Foundation Using EFT - Download our Authorization Form to receive grant payments using Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

Philanthropy Ohio (https://www.philanthropyohio.org/covid-19) – Visit Philanthropy Ohio’s COVID-19 resources web page for daily updates.

Montgomery County (www.mcobiz.com) – The Board of County Commissioners has set $10 million in federal CARES Act funds to help local nonprofit organizations.

National Council of Nonprofits (www.councilofnonprofits.org) – For more information on provisions in the stimulus bill that will benefit nonprofit organizations, view this summary provided by the National Council of Nonprofits.

Department of Labor (www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions) – Read a Q & A provided by the Department of Labor that explains the Expanded Sick Leave and Family and Medical Leave section of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

In the Time of Coronavirus: What the Data Say About the Risk to Michigan Nonprofits (johnsoncenter.org) – Read this blog post and report about what the data say for nonprofits due to the COVID-19 outbreak. (Please note, this article specifically addresses Michigan nonprofits, but is still applicable to the nonprofit industry as a whole.).

Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio (https://www.pbpohio.org/covid-19) – ProBono Partnership of Ohio is offering its clients free, 30-minute consultations through its COVID-19 Rapid Response Employment Helpline. For more information on this and other resources, visit their website.

RESOURCES FOR NOT-FOR-PROFITS

Statewide and Local Resources

Better Business Bureau (www.dayton.bbb.org) – offers an accreditation through its local Charitable Advisory Service, which provides comprehensive information about Greater Dayton charities. The information your BBB provides includes summaries of the organizations' programs, governance, fundraising practices and finances, as well as other valuable information to help inform prospective donors. Transparency is an important component when approaching funders. BBB Charity Accreditation enables participating organizations to assure their donors they are operating responsibly.

Dayton SCORE (dayton.score.org) – provides annual training and free mentoring services to Dayton-area nonprofits and small for-profit businesses.

Flyer Consulting (www.flyerconsulting.com) – is a student-run organization at the University of Dayton that provides complimentary business consulting to nonprofit organizations.

The Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations (www.oano.org) – provides leadership, education and advocacy to enhance the ability of Ohio’s nonprofit organizations to serve their communities. OANO carries out its mission by serving as a voice on public policy issues, providing training seminars on nonprofit management, securing sample policies and procedures for member organizations, offering member savings and group purchasing programs and providing one-on-one technical assistance to members.

National Resources

Alliance for Nonprofit Management (www.allianceonline.org) – a professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of not-for-profits and to assisting them in fulfilling their mission.

Association of Fundraising Professionals (www.afpnet.org) – a professional membership organization representing U.S., Canadian and Mexican fundraising professionals, who work to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.

BoardSource (www.boardsource.org) – a resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training and leadership development for board members of not-for-profit organizations worldwide

Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy at the Urban Institute (www.urban.org/center/cnp/index.cfm) – provides research information regarding the role and impact of not-for-profit organizations and philanthropy in democratic societies. A major component of the Center is the National Center for Charitable Statistics (http://nccs.urban.org).

Charity Channel (www.charitychannel.com) – an online community of volunteer-sector professionals providing charitable news, resources, job postings and discussion lists.

Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (www.givingforum.com) – a national network of local leaders and organizations helping organizations and individuals practice effective philanthropy.

The Nonprofit Risk Management Center (www.nonprofitrisk.org) – provides a variety of services and products, including technical assistance, software and training and consulting, on risk management topics for not-for-profit organizations.

Philanthropy Ohio (www.ohiograntmakers.org) – provides news and information about grantmaking and philanthropy in Ohio, as well as helpful resources for grantmaking organizations.

TechSoup (www.techsoup.org) – a comprehensive source of technology news specifically for not-for-profit organizations.

INFORMATION ON CHARITABLE GIVING

Center for the Study of Philanthropy at City University of New York (www.philanthropy.org) – provides information on world-wide philanthropy, including multicultural, international and women’s philanthropy.

The National Center for Charitable Statistics (http://nccs.urban.org) – serves as the national repository of statistical information on the nation’s not-for-profit sector. Information is obtained from the Internal Revenue Service and other agencies.

GUIDES TO AND INFORMATION ABOUT COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS

Local Resources

Better Business Bureau (www.dayton.bbb.org) – offers an accreditation through its local Charitable Advisory Service, which provides comprehensive information about Greater Dayton charities. The information your BBB provides includes summaries of the organizations' programs, governance, fundraising practices and finances, as well as other valuable information to help inform prospective donors. Transparency is an important component when approaching funders. BBB Charity Accreditation enables participating organizations to assure their donors they are operating responsibly.

Dayton Metro Library (http://www.daytonmetrolibrary.org/launch-point) – provides information and other resources for nonprofit organizations regarding fundraising, grant writing and nonprofit management.

National Resources

The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) (www.arnova.org) – is an international, interdisciplinary membership organization that includes scholars and not-for-profit leaders fostering the creation, application and dissemination of research on voluntary action, nonprofit organizations, philanthropy and civil society.

Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org) – provides objective analysis of the financial health of more than 2,100 of the nation’s largest charities.

Council on Foundations (www.cof.org) – a not-for-profit membership association for the nation’s grantmaking foundations and corporations.

The Foundation Center (www.fdncenter.org) – provides educational and informational resources on philanthropy for the general public, as well as help for grantseekers in identifying appropriate funders and developing targeted proposals.

Guidestar (www.guidestar.org) – a searchable database, providing information about the programs and finances of more than 850,000 IRS-recognized not-for-profit organizations.


NEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

The Chronicle of Philanthropy (www.philanthropy.com)

The Grantsmanship Center Magazine (www.tgci.com/magazine/archives.asp)

NonProfit Times (www.nptimes.com)

Philanthropy News Digest (http://fdncenter.org/pnd/)

Philanthropy Magazine (www.philanthropyroundtable.org)


These sites are provided for informational purposes only. Unless we expressly state otherwise, The Dayton Foundation makes no representations whatsoever concerning the content of these sites. They do not represent The Dayton Foundation’s endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation with respect to these sites, their owners or providers. When leaving www.daytonfoundation.org, we recommend you check the privacy policy of the site you are visiting before providing personal information.

All of the sites listed on this page are maintained by their own organizations and are subject to change.
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File date: 06.30.21

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