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RCDI RESOURCE INVENTORY

Name of Resource

Description

Contact Info

Alliance for Justice

Resources and Workshops about nonprofits and foundations engaging in advocacy

http://www.afj.org/

Americorps VISTA

Learn more about the Americorps VISTA program in Montana

http://serve.mt.gov/?page_id=2973

The Aspen Institute

Publications (fee $$) on community strategies, including rural fund development, developing entrepreneurial economies in rural regions,

http://www.aspeninstitute.org/publications?program=276

Association of Fundraising Professionals Montana Chapter

Training and networking opportunities

http://afpmontana.afpnet.org

Big Sky Institute

LCF directory for financial advisors, consultant directory

http://www.bigskyinstitute.org/

Blue Avocado

Free online magazine for nonprofits

http://blueavocado.org/

Boardsource

Tools and Resources for nonprofit boards

http://www.boardsource.org/

The Bridgespan Group

The Bridgespan Group is a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists.

http://www.bridgespan.org/Home.aspx

Build Montana

Searchable nonprofit database, volunteer opportunities, online donations to your organization

http://www.mtnonprofit.org/buildmontana/

Community Foundations

Topics of interest, ways to give, newsroom, site map, resource for professional advisors, donors, and media representatives

http://www.communityfoundations.net/

Compass Point

Resources and Workshops for Nonprofits – free “nonprofit board basics online” training tool

http://www.compasspoint.org/

Council of Foundations

Community foundation resources, Professional Development Archive, section on Resources & Reports

http://www.cof.org/whoweserve/community/; and http://www.cof.org/programsandservices/professionaldev/

Endow Montana

Information about MT's Charitable Endowment Tax Credit

http://www.endowmontana.org/

E-newsletter

Monthly newsletter on communications – specialists in fundraising, advocacy, nonprofit communications

http://www.aherncomm.com/news.php

Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

Learnphilanthropy.net, Essential skills and strategies for new grantmakers, Grantmaker education

http://www.givingforum.org/s_forum/index.asp

Fundraising Tips

Weekly e-mail with fundraising tips

http://www.gailperry.com/

Gicing Day Playbook Mobilize organizations and gain new insight into your community

http://www.givingdayplaybook.org/

Google for nonprofits

Google gives free or discounted products, including Adwords advertising

http://www.google.com/nonprofits/

Guide to Nonprofit Marketing Wisdom

Nancy Schwartz, publisher of the Getting Attention blog

www.gettingattention.org

Headwaters Economics

Social Economic profiles by region

http://headwaterseconomics.org/

Heartland Center

Leadership development, hometown competition, rural focus, based in Nebraska

http://www.heartlandcenter.info/

Hopa Mountain

Hopa Mountain invests in rural and tribal citizen leaders working primarily in the areas of early childhood education, informal science education, service–learning, ecological and human health, and nonprofit development.  They host free webinars and workshops across Montana.

http://www.hopamountain.org/

Legacy Montana

A membership association that purchases ads to promote legacy/bequest giving

http://legacymontana.org/

Montana Bar Association

Some free resources, section for nonprofits

http://www.montanabar.org/

Montana Community Foundation

Information on Montana transfer of wealth and many other resources for community foundations.  Affiliate Policies and Procedures Manual.

http://www.mtcf.org/

Montana Economic Developers Association

Community needs assessments, workshops for economic developers

http://www.medamembers.org/

Montana Nonprofit Association

Lots of resources including technical assistance phone calls

http://www.mtnonprofit.org/

Montana Senior Corps

Senior volunteers work with a range nonprofits across Montana through the RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program)

http://www.seniorcorpsmt.org/

Montana Society of CPAs

Trained in nonprofit issues, retired CPAs, CPA directory

https://www.mscpa.org/

Movie Mondays

Weekly videos on fundraising (5 minutes or less)

http://www.501videos.com/moviemondays.html

MSU Extension

Community Development, facilitation, county agents, free workshops, estate planning

http://www.msuextension.org/

National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations guide

Sound policies and accountable practices

http://www.cfstandards.org/

Network for Good

Online Fundraising for Nonprofits

http://www1.networkforgood.org/

Nonprofit Finance Fund

“Where Money meets Mission” providing a continuum of financing, consulting, and advocacy services to nonprofits and funders nationwide.

http://nonprofitfinancefund.org/

One Montana – Collaboration Center

One-Stop Shopping for Community Resources

http://www.onemt.org/what-we-do/one-montana-collaboration-center

Philanthropy Northwest

Free MT/WY e-bulletin and free monthly call for all MT grantmakers; do not have to be a PNW member to join the monthly MT calls

http://philanthropynw.org/s_pnw/index.asp

Project 2030: Montana’s Aging Population

MSU Extension can offer this presentation any time between now and the end of June 2013.  All travel and presentation expenses will be paid by this project.
If you feel your county would be interested in this topic or would like to organize this seminar in your county, please email me or my administrative assistant, Keri Hayes at .

www.msuextension.org/project2030

Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI)

Analysis and information for rural America; Don Macke spoke at Mountain Sky in 10/11 via Skype

http://www.rupri.org/

Serve Montana

Governor's Office of Community Service

http://serve.mt.gov/

Skype

Free video chat tool

http://beta.skype.com/en/

Source Forge.com

Free open source software database

http://sourceforge.net/

Tech Soup

Information about technology for nonprofits

http://www.techsoup.org/

USDA Rural Development

Provides consultations, assistance and funding opportunities for, individuals and businesses located in rural communities

http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/Home.html

Web-based tools

85 Low-cost or free web-based tools for nonprofits and citizen leaders

http://nonprofitorgs.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/50-fun-useful-and-totally-random-resources-for-nonprofits/

Western Montana Fundraising Association

Bi-monthly fundraising meetings in Missoula

Dorcie Dvarishskis wmfra@bresnan.net

Model LCFs:

Name of Resource

Description

Contact Info


Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Toolkit for community foundations on engaging Donor Advised Funds in Impact Investing

External Link

Richland County Foundation

Mansfield, Ohio

http://www.richlandcountyfoundation.org/

Strategic Planning:

Name of Resource

Description

Contact Info


Great Milwaukee Foundation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sample strategic plan

http://www.cfleads.org/resources/casestudies/docs/Good-to-Great_v.11-04-29-09.pdf

Montana Community Foundation, Helena, Montana

Sample strategic plan

 

The Oregon Community Foundation

Vision, mission and strategic direction examples

http://www.ocf1.org/Templates/media/files/publications/ocf_strategic_plan_2010.pdf

Purdue University Extension

Developing Mission and Vision Statements

http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/EC/EC-720.pdf

USDA Rural Development

Guide to Rural Community Strategic Planning

http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/SupportDocuments/strategic.pdf

Yellowstone Park Foundation

Sample strategic plan

http://www.ypf.org/pdfs/YPFStrategicPlan_FINAL.pdf

Articles/Books:

Name of Resource

Description

Contact Info

Business Planning for Nonprofits: What It Is and Why It Matters

The Bridgespan Group

http://www.bridgespan.org/Publications-and-Tools/Strategy-Development/All-Strategy-Development-Content/Business-Planning-for-Nonprofits-What-It-Is-an.aspx#.UQGXI_K55No

Community Foundations as Partners in the Public Policy Process:  What it Takes

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

http://www.cfleads.org/resources/commleadership_pubs/docs/2012_CFs-as-Partners.pdf

Financial Management for Nonprofits: Keys to Success, Third Edition, by Peter Konrad and Alys Novak

Bayaud Industries.  Call Dave Busenbark at 303-830-6885, ext 209 to order.  333 W Bayaud Ave, Denver, CO   80223

Foundations Must Return to Multi-Year Grantmaking

Stanford Social Innovation Review

http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/foundations_must_get_serious_about_multi-year_grantmaking

A Nonprofit Board or a Group of Dead Fish?

The Bridgespan Group

External Link

The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution, Real-time strategic planning in a rapid-response world, by David La Piana

Fieldstone Alliance

Book

Redefining Community Foundations

Stanford Social Innovation Review

http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/redefining_community_foundations

Rhetoric Versus Reality: A Strategic Disconnect at Community Foundations

The Center for Effective Philanthropy

External Link

Downloadable Resources