ONLINE & ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

Mary Gleason recommends the following resources available electronically, most at no cost.

Boardsource
Go to this website to sign up for a free monthly e-newsletter devoted entirely to strengthening non profit boards and building effective board member relationships with staff and the community.

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training
The Journal is now a part of GIFT: Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training

The Foundation Center
This site provides information about every foundation in the country. Much of this information is free, but some of it is for paying subscribers only.

Guidestar
This site lists financial information for 800,000 nonprofits. You can use Guidestar for research and you can update your organization's entry there.

Idealist
Idealist.org has built the leading nonprofit job site in the country. In addition to jobs, you can also list events, volunteer opportunities and internships, and at you can find the most comprehensive directory of nonprofit consultants on the Web.

Nonprofit Online News
Michael Gilbert maintains a great site with daily news updates bridging the online and nonprofit worlds. You can read the news there, or you can subscribe for weekly email updates.

Nonprofit Good Practice Guide
Information about the principles and practices intended to serve as a guide for all charitable nonprofits to implement practices that are legal, ethical, and effective.

National Council for Nonprofits
The Knowledge Matters newsletter shares capacity building information and resources. Funding information at the state and national levels is available to members. This may also be available through your local library.

Network for Good
At this site people can find volunteer opportunities, and they can also make donations to hundreds of thousands of nonprofits. Most importantly, you can use this site to add a free Donate button to your Web site.

Nonprofit Quarterly
A round-up of nonprofit news on a variety of topics. Featured publications include The New York Times, Businessweek, and Forbes, as well as local news outlets.

Service Leader
You will find a huge site covering every aspect of volunteer management, from screening, matching, record-keeping and evaluation, to legal issues, risk management and virtual volunteering.

Stanford Social Innovation Review
A free weekly email update with resources and information designed for leaders in nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship.

Volunteer Match
People can find volunteer opportunities all over the country by ZIP code or area of interest.