Your Go-To Guide for Nonprofit Resources

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Books, apps, podcast, social media groups…there’s a seemingly endless list of nonprofit resources out there! We’ve done some serious work rounding up the best options. Check them out!

Books

Have a free Sunday? Nonprofits new and old can learn a thing or two from these great reads!

Example: The Non Nonprofit: For Profit Thinking for Nonprofit Success

Author: Steve Rothschild

Rothschild made the leap from leading a successful for-profit company to leading a successful nonprofit organization. The trick? He ran his nonprofit just like he ran his business! (Check out our story on Chris Stout who runs his nonprofit with the same philosophy.)

Podcasts

Throw on one of these podcasts on your commute to gain some nonprofit knowledge on the go.

Example: Nonprofits are Messy

This podcast allows nonprofit expert Joan Garry to dive deeper into the topics she covers on her blog. This is a must-listen for any nonprofit professional in a leadership position. If there is something in particular you’d like to hear about, fill out this form and Joan will take your suggestions into consideration!

Online Resources

From graphic design to marketing analytics, there are several (free!) sites your nonprofit can utilize.

Example: Sender Score

Sender Score helps you make sure your donation asks and event invitations aren’t landing in your supporter’s spam folder. This site helps you pinpoint what changes need to be made to have the most effective email marketing possible.

Blogs

Enjoying the DipJar blog? Here are a few more great options for you to check out.

Example: Classy Blog

The Classy Blog shares a wide variety of nonprofit information on topics ranging from leadership and company culture to design and branding. The informative posts are quick and easy reads with lots of helpful infographics! 

Webinars

Webinars are a great way to gain knowledge directly from the experts, while feeling a part of the conversation!

Example: Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot also has all their past webinars archived and available to watch! You are also able to download the slides for quick access to the information. Check them out here

Apps

Nonprofit resources right at your finger tips! Download one of these apps so you can access a great resource any time.

Example: Canva

Canva allows businesses and nonprofits to drag-and-drop features and professional layouts to create stunning graphics and documents.

Facebook Groups

Nonprofit Facebook groups are great communities to share ideas and knowledge with your peers in the sector.

Example: Nonprofit Happy Hour

This larger, established group was founded by Vu Le of NonprofitAF. His lighthearted and comedic tone translates to this Facebook group, while continuing to be a safe space for all nonprofit professionals to share their opinions. 

Conferences

Conferences are a great opportunity to get away, meet new people, and share ideas. It’s not too late to sign up for some great 2019 conferences!

Example: Nonprofit Technology Conference

When: March 13 - 15, 2019

Where: Portland, Oregon

Technology in the nonprofit world is always changing! Help stay up to date by attending the Nonprofit Technology Conference. There are nearly 200 sessions touching on technology management, fundraising and development, operations, and much more.

 

If you have more questions about nonprofit strategy you can always reach out to the DipJar fundraising experts for help. It's what we love to do!