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

Models and Components of a Great Nonprofit . . . Dashboard

Description: Adapted from a webinar presented by The Nonprofit Quarterly, this article outlines a process nonprofits can use to develop an effective dashboard, helps users identify their business model drivers, and provides guidance. . .

How to Begin Thinking Long and Short

Description: This “conversation starter” is designed to help nonprofits become more resilient by considering both long- and short-term perspectives at the same time. According to the authors, organizations should align around a . . . 10-year purpose-drive vision that looks beyond the reality of today while identifying 12- to 18-month goals that will advance them toward that vision incrementally. Included are two questions regarding long-term impact and four designed to help organizations convert that long-term vision into immediate actions designed to achieve that vision. Also included are sample responses to the questions to help users better understand them in context.

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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