The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa desires to help Iowa nonprofits gather the resources and support needed to create positive impacts in our communities. This page serves as a hub of information Community Foundation staff believe could be beneficial to nonprofit organization and development. Click the topic you are interested in below to view resources.
FUNDING & GRANT WRITING RESOURCES
Foundation Grant Opportunities
A complete list of grant opportunities throughout the Community Foundation's region.
Top Tips for Grantwriting
The Community Foundation's Top Tips for grantwriting.
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Useful research tools to aiding developing fundraising techniques.
GuideStar Fundraising Rules
GuideStar Blog provides seven principles that will make work more effective.
Ethics and Fundraising
National Council of Nonprofits has provided an article on transparency within fundraising
LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
University of Iowa Professional Development Resources
University programs, courses, and other opportunities for professional devleopment
The Meyvn Group provides expertise to create a menu of custom solutions with insight, vision, and success.
Propel Nonprofits' programs and services provide a holistic approach to meet pressing needs, including the ability to more closely link strategy, governance, and finance.
Fund the People
Fund the People delivers ideas, reasearch, and practical guidance through their Tookit. Fund the people educates, trains through in-person and online evnets, and builds a network of partnerships.
Resources from Propel Nonprofits
Resources vetted by Propel Nonprofits to improve nonprofit governance.
Diversity in the Nonprofit Sector
Community Wealth Partners shares the importance of a diverse staff in the nonprofit sector.
BoardSource Governance Resources
BoardSource is the recognized leader in nonprofit board leadership and supports, trains, and educates nonprofit leaders from across the country and throughout the world.
Succession Planning Toolkit
University of Washington provides a succession planning process overview.
- HUMAN RESOURCES
National Council of Nonprofits Resources
The National Council of Nonprofits produces and curates tools, resources, and samples for nonprofits.
Diversity in the Workplace
WorkPlace Answers provies 6 Elements of a Successful Workplace Diversity Program.
- NONPROFIT FINANCIAL INFORMATION
National Council of Nonprofits Financial Tools
National Council of Nonprofits Tools on Understanding Nonprofit’s Costs.
Budgeting : A 10-Step Checklist by Propel
This 10-step budgeting checklist helps guide the budgeting process.
Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley
The mission of the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley is to promote and support effective volunteerism and to serve as the resource and coordination center for volunteers and community partnerships.
Volunteer Management Library, Authenticity Consulting
A library of information on developing and managing volunteer programs.
The Leighty Foundation Guide
A guide on building volunteer engagement.
TechSoup equips changemakers with transformative technology solutions and skills they need to improve lives globally and locally.
npEngage on Technology
11 expert tips for nonprofits to embrace technology for even greater impact.
Start a Fund for Your Organization
Nonprofit organizations may create agency endowment funds under the umbrella of the Community Foundation. Nonprofit agency endowment funds assure nonprofits of a permanent source of steady income to stabilize and strengthen programs; adding value to your nonprofit organization.
Nonprofit Fundholders Resources Toolkit
CFNEIA has created a toolkit to assist our nonprofit fundholder parnters in growing and promoting their endowment fund.
Information about Endowments from National Council of Nonprofits
The National Council of Nonprofits has created a Need to Know webpage about the importance of endowments.
Information about Endowments from The Fundraising Authority
The Fundraising Authority provides information about the fundraising benefits of endowments.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FEASIBILITY
The 6 questions you need to ask before launching a capital campaign
10 Capital Campaign Feasibility Study Questions to Ask Before Launching
Capital Campaign Toolkit
Podcast: 4 Questions to Ask BEFORE You Start a Capital Campaign