Resources

Online Resources for Non-Profits

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is pleased to provide nonprofit organizations access to numerous on-line resources that may help them in their growth and management as they work to strengthen our community. These links are intended only as a courtesy, as we cannot vouch for the content or accuracy of the individual sites.

Updating Nonprofit Information

  • GuideStar

    Every day, nearly 22,000 people come to GuideStar to learn more about nonprofits. Many are donors and grant makers seeking information on organizations to support. Reach out to them by updating your organization’s nonprofit report.
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  • National Center for Charitable Statistics

    The national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.
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  • Internal Revenue Service

    Tax information on charities and other nonprofits.
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Creating an Effective Board

  • BoardSource

    Provides information about building effective nonprofit boards.
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  • Board Café

    The national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.
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Strategic Planning and Management

  • Alliance for Nonprofit Management

    This professional organization is devoted to improving the management and governance of nonprofits.
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  • Free Management Library

    Provides a variety of links to help nonprofits with strategic planning and management
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  • Nonprofit Finance Fund

    Provides capital and advice to help nonprofits strengthen its mission, improve its capacity to deliver services and strengthen its communities.
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Technology Improvement

  • Tech Soup

    Connects nonprofits with donated and discounted technology products.
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  • Charity Advantage

    Helps nonprofits with web site development, computer donations and computer purchase-assistance programs.
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Fundraising

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

    Opportunities for networking, professional development, and resources.
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  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – Connecticut Chapter (AFP-CT)

    Connecticut chapter, offering access to resources, networking, and professional development.
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Communications & Marketing

  • Spitfire Strategies

    Provides a free interactive chart to guide nonprofits through the communications planning process or to evaluate a campaign that is in progress.
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  • Press Release Grader

    Grades your new release on a scale from 1 to 100 and tells you what to do to improve it.
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  • The Communications Network

    Helps foundations and nonprofits communicate more effectively by providing web-based seminars, links to publications.
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Publications & Other Resources

  • Center for Nonprofit Management

    Resources that assist in strategic planning, day-to-day tasks and management of nonprofits.
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