Resource Library: Nonprofit Toolkit

Start here. Basic information to address a range of general needs for nonprofit management.

This page includes helpful links that in and of its self can give you all the information you need for the Nonprofit Budgeting and financial Process. Step-by-step guides will help you with the planning and implementation of budgets from scratch and:

  • Determine clear program objectives
  • Determine how much money you have and how much money you need to achieve the objectives
  • Use the expertise of many other non profit staff to help.
    • Financial Glossary
      A list of common financial terms used by foundations and nonprofit organizations. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

      Financial Glossary

    • Free Management Library

      A wealth of practical information about personal, professional, and organizational development for nonprofit leaders. Check out the series of 13 Learning Modules, tutorials on topics from organizational start-up to evaluation. (MAP for Non profits)


    • Info Central

      A collection of many important management, fundraising, and legal resources, organized primarily around the Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence. (Minnesota Council of Non profits)

      Info Central

    • Managing in Hard Times

      Best practices and tools for environmental and conservation non profits in a tight economic and shifting political situation. Make tough decisions fairly with the best interests of the organization in mind. (Institute for Conservation Leadership)

      Managing Hard Times

    • Nonprofit financial management

      Loans, financial management workshops, and financial management assistance offered to strengthen the financial capacity of nonprofit organizations in Minnesota. (Non profits Assistance Fund)

      Non-Profit Assistance Fund

    • Nonprofit Good Practice Guide

      One-stop-shop for preferred practices and pitfalls, glossaries, resources, trends, and website profiles—from accountability and advocacy to fundraising and technology. (Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership)

      Good Practices

    • Planning a Great Meeting

      Five main steps of the planning process, format and content tips, planning time line, sample conference site inspection checklist, sample slide templates, and a glossary. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

      Do More With Nothing


      Building successful enterprises with heart: small business advice, nonprofit training, free webinars, best practices, social enterprise education, and much more, all targeted toward "social impact" organizations.


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