Nonprofit Resources

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

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Financial Management Resources

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

Fundraising Resources

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

Programs & Operations Resources

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

Board Development Resources

  • Nonprofit Board Responsibilities
  • Board Member Job Description
  • Board Self-Evaluation Mechanisms
  • Committee Structure & Responsibilities
  • New Member Orientation
  • Promoting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Below are recent examples of resources for the above topics.

The Strategic Value of a Shared Understanding of . . . Costs

Description: This resource provides a condensed version of a more comprehensive Bridgespan article that addresses the importance of having an accurate shared understanding of costs in order to advance a nonprofit’s strategic vision.

“Find Me the Money” Webinar

Description: This webinar is the third hosted as part of the ARNC Alumni Professional Development Series. Set as a conversational format facilitated by ARC’s Bettina Jones, two experts – Tracey Rowan from the Economic Development . . . Administration and Courtney Spearman representing the National Endowment for the Arts – explain the types of grants available from their respective federal agencies and the process/schedule for various funding programs. Cheryl Hargrove, the ANRC administrator with a long history of applying for and managing grants, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of federal funding – and how to evaluate opportunities that are right for your organization. ARC’s Antonella Salmeron instructs users on how to access the grants.gov portal.

The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up Virtual . . . Volunteering in Your Organization

Description: A new term, virtual volunteering, is one that the nonprofit industry is using more and more. Already spread thin leaders and staff are going to be asked to be creative in their approaches to not only engaging volunteers. . .

Board Chair and Chief Executive Responsibilities

Description: This resource cites the importance of an effective Board Chair / Chief Executive Officer relationship to a nonprofit’s success and provides specific examples of how such a working relationship functions.

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