Non-profit agencies in New Jersey (and everywhere else) are working with serious budget constraints. With that in mind we are devoting this page of our site to the posting of resources that focus on issues which leaders in the non-profit world have to grapple with daily...things like how to build efficiencies into your workflow; stretch your limited funds; find new sources of revenue; achieve best practices, adhere to ethical standards, and more. Please help us by sharing resources that you have discovered and found useful. Send your recommendations to us today.
Free Legal Services and Advice for Non-Profits
The Pro Bono Partnership provides free legal assistance to nonprofit organizations in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and has launched their new website to provide easy access to a broad range of business legal advice. Nonprofits can contact Partnership staff attorneys through the site to apply for legal services on a wide range of business issues or for answers to quick questions. The site provides answers to frequently asked questions and a collection of articles on legal topics. For training about their legal obligations, nonprofits can also register through the site for workshops, like "Board Responsibilities in Challenging Times," "Ins and Outs of Government Contracting;" or "Three Cups of Lessons: A Teachable Moment for Nonprofits."
Fundraising Tips and Information
Fundraising Tips and Resources from Wild Woman Fundraising
This blog offers information on resources that you can use to save money and raise money. The author, Mazarine Treyz, speaks about many different topics but the one that caught our eyes was her post entitled Are you doing nonprofit graphic design on a shoestring? In it, she provides information about free tools and tips that you can put to use to improve your graphic design capabilities today.
Find and apply for federal grants at Grants.gov, a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs providing access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.
Best Practices and Ethical Standards
Independent Sector is a leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world. The website offers access to resources on developing leadership skills; charting the tangible benefits non-profits provide to the community; strengthening non-profit accountability, governance, and ethical standards, promoting volunteer commitment, and more.