Ideas for Nonprofits
We have put together numerous ideas for you and your team to review. Read our ideas to help nonprofits get the support they need.
Organizations that Support Nonprofits
These organizations help nonprofits in many different ways. Here is a small list:
- The Resource Alliance (RA) – At a time when so many third sector organizations need help with fundraising, (RA) focuses heavily on meeting this need. In 2020, its staff held a three-day online fundraising event, serving 15,000 participants from 140 countries. This organization also attempts to build collaboration both across thematic and geographical verticals. RA is a membership organization. Learn more.
- TechSoup (TS) – In 2020, TechSoup provided 1.9 billion in technical services and discount products to 150,000 nonprofits across the globe. TechSoup partners with numbers of other organizations to support the diverse needs nonprofits face. With a database of close to 500,000 independent sector organizations. Learn more about TechSoup, in the USA. Learn more about TechSoup Global.
- National Council of Nonprofits (NCN) – When a previous COVID-19 relief package got signed, NCN was on the frontlines advocating to assure that the nonprofit sector gets funding. NCN attempts to direct members to appropriate organizations to meet their needs, to avoid duplication. NCN is arguably the largest and most visible organization in the United States representing nonprofits. The organization keeps close watch on national and regional trends and keeps their member informed as important updates take place in laws and policies. They write briefs all the way up to the Supreme Court to maintain the highest degree of fairness and integrity within their sector. NCN has approximately, 25,000 members, reaches close to 250,000 nonprofits and have chapter in many states across the U.S. Learn more.
- Taproot Foundation – The emphasis with Taproot Foundation is that they provide skilled volunteers to nonprofits pro bono. In their words: “Too many organizations are understaffed, operating on small budgets, and facing challenges that would benefit from targeted matter expertise. Learn more.
- VolunteerMatch (VM) – Every year, around 15 million people log on to VM’s website, some of whom are looking for opportunities to volunteer their time. When seeking volunteers also consider Taproot Foundation, listed above, idealist.org, Points of Light, All For Good, and Hands On Connect.
- Alliance for Nonprofit Management (ANM) – There are numbers of self-organized groups within ANM. In their words, these groups “provide opportunities to network, exchange ideas, collaborate, and develop their skills.” Topic areas include advancing capacity building, racial equity and inclusion governance, executive transition & leadership development, and more. Learn more.
- Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) – With 72 years of experience strengthening the nonprofit sector, in their words, NLA provides “multiple pathways to earn the Certified Nonprofit Professional Credential. The organization also provides a learning library and again in their words: “Leaderosity Solutions allows nonprofits to host virtual events, on-demand content, and courses for employees and members.” Learn more.
- Nonprofit Alliance – Learn more.
- Center for Nonprofit Management, SoCal – Learn more.
- Leaderosity – Learn more.