The Appalachia Nonprofit Resource Center offers free online access to curated resources for nonprofit organizations during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. Additional COVID-19 resources can be found on the website of our sponsor, the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Nonprofit Resources

Tamaqua Arts-Financial Management

Financial Management Resources:

  • Talking Finance
  • Financial Policies & Tools
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Decision Framework
  • Balance Sheet Approach
  • Financial Leadership

Mission & Operations Resources:

  • Scenario & Paradigm Planning
  • Program Evaluation
  • Operations Refresh
  • Strategic Alliances & Mergers
  • Virtual/Crisis Communication
  • Board Diversity & Engagement

Fundraising Resources:

  • Philanthropic Trends
  • Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness
  • Virtual Fundraising
  • Fundraising Techniques and ROI
  • Development Plans
  • The Board’s Role in Fundraising

Financial Leadership and the Board of Directors

Description: The board bears ultimate responsibility for your nonprofit’s finances. Consider the tenets of sound financial leadership. This article articulates the role of the board of directors and key financial functions the board. . .

The 4 Deadly Sins of Dysfunctional Boards and How . . . to Fix Them

Description: Too often board members don’t know they have a very important job because we don’t tell them upfront. As nonprofit leaders, we don’t define success, and we don’t give trustees the tools they need to be successful. This . . . article outlines four key drivers of board dysfunction and how to foster functional boards.

Understanding Philanthropy Resources in Community Development

Description: This article provides an overview of foundations and philanthropy trends, offers insight into the programs and initiatives that foundations are launching to ensure that more people have access to grant funding. It . . . describes the types of philanthropic foundations, giving by source and use, and how COVID-19 giving has negatively impacted community-based organizations.
The author also shares specific examples of how Main Street America is developing relationships with national and local foundations that have supported community economic development over the past several years. With their help, MSA bridges the gap by connecting and partnering with community groups to provide capacity building and technical support required to effectively lead commercial district revitalization work.

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