Free Web Based Resources
Board Source (free to Board Source members, nominal cost for others)
Other Online Resources
The Foundation Center
The mission of the Foundation Center is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy. The Foundation Center is the leading authority on connecting nonprofits and grantmakers through their online directory. They offer free webinars on a variety of nonprofit topics and have many resources on their website.
BoardSource provides opportunities to increase the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening boards of directors thorough consulting practice, publications, tools and membership programs. BoardSource provides resources to nonprofit leaders through workshops, training and a web-based database. They are known mostly for their materials and resources. Free Community Resources
Colorado Nonprofit Association
The Colorado Nonprofit Association is a statewide nonprofit membership coalition connecting nonprofits of all sizes, missions and geographic locations. They lead the nonprofit sector in influencing public policy and public opinion; serve members by providing tools for communication, networking and administration; and strengthen the nonprofit community through trainings, issue discussions and public advocacy about the importance of the nonprofit sector. Lots of good resources as a member so check them out.
Blue Avocado is a nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits. They publish an electronic newsletter every third Tuesday to more than 50,000 subscribers. Thanks to its sponsors and members, Blue Avocado subscriptions are free.
IRS Charities and Nonprofits
This website for the Internal Revenue Service provides information on nonprofit start-ups, reporting and compliance information, maintaining nonprofit tax exempt status, and frequently asked questions about nonprofit tax exempt organizations.
The Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TE/GE) operating division of the Internal Revenue Service, strives to support nonprofits to understand and meet their tax responsibilities. It does this by offering specialized assistance to the full range of organizations exempt from Federal income tax under the Internal Revenue Code. This website is your resource for complying tax laws and regulations governing your organization’s tax-exempt status.
Chronicle of Philanthropy
This resource connects the nonprofit sector with news, jobs and ideas; and is considered one of the best resources for current news about nonprofits. Resources are available on their website for free.
Non-profit Guides provides grant-writing tools for nonprofit organizations. These guides are free web-based grant-writing tools for non-profit organizations, charitable, educational public organizations, and other community minded groups. These guides are designed to assist established non-profits through the grant-writing process.
Independent Sector was founded in 1980 and has been a leader in nonprofit research.
They offer information and education on policies that impact nonprofits and provide supporting information.
The Grantsmanship Center
The mission of the Grantsmanship Center is to provide a training program that covers all aspects of researching grant opportunities, writing grant proposals and negotiating with funding sources. the trainer and their peers. The Grantsmanship Center maintains an online funding databases and a variety of publications.
Community Resource Center
Community Resource Center provides opportunities, tools and strategies for Colorado nonprofit organizations including resource, an online grants guide for searching funding organization, training workshops and consultations for nonprofits. The Colorado Grants Guide is available at the Estes Valley Library.
Founded in 1987 and based in Denver, JVA Consulting is a woman-owned planning, fundraising, capacity building and evaluation firm working with organizations and individuals on community and social change. They offer reasonably-priced training workshop on a variety of topics.
NonProfit Direct, NonProfit National Resource Directory
This is a one-stop-shop for nonprofits looking for the resources. Here you will find a free directory of those who specialize in assisting the nonprofit sector. You’ll also find a resource library, a listing of upcoming teleseminars and information on our nonprofit membership. In addition you can sign up for their monthly e-newsletter.
National Philanthropy Day
Change the World With a Giving—and Wise—Heart! It’s important to give. Charitable giving is how we express our values. It’s how we give back to our communities. It’s how we change the world. The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center recognizes this special day each November, along with the nonprofits that are supported by donors, volunteers and philanthropists. This day and this website are presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software Reviews
Information to help you make the most effective and cost conscious decisions possible when it comes to managing donor, volunteer, and partner information.