General Resources

Two young women from Americorps pose at a work site in post-Katrinia Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana.  Photograph courtesy of Corporation for National and Community Service.Afterschool Alliance
Promotes quality, affordable afterschool programs for all children

Afterschool.gov
Connects afterschool providers to Federal resources that support children and youth during out-of-school time

American Youth Policy Forum
Provides training on youth issues for policymakers and youth service professionals

America's Promise Alliance
Works to ensure that every child in America has the fundamental resources he or she needs to be ready for the future

Asset-Based Community Development Institute
Promotes "community assets" as the key building blocks in community revitalization efforts

BoardSource
Strengthens boards of directors through its consulting practice, publications, tools, and membership program

Center for Nonprofit Management
Provides professional development, consulting services, and technology training to nonprofit organizations

Chronicle of Philanthropy
Biweekly newspaper covering the nonprofit world

Compassion Capital Fund Toolkit for Faith-Based and Community Organizations
Tools from the Federal government's Compassion Capital Fund, which helps faith-based and community organizations increase their effectiveness

Corporation for National and Community Service Resource Center
Resources from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Federal agency that promotes American volunteerism

FASTEN – Faith and Service Technical Education Network
Produces and disseminates educational materials on best practices in faith-based services

FindYouthInfo.gov
The U.S. government website that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.

Forum for Youth Investment
Provides information, technical assistance, training, network support, and partnership opportunities to improvement youth investment and youth involvement

Foundation Center
Provides information about foundations and the nonprofit world and training on fundraising and proposal writing

Free Management Library
Articles on all aspects of for-profit and nonprofit management

The Finance Project
Provides nonprofit and government initiatives that aim to improve the lives of children, families, and communities with information on how to enhance policies, programs, and financing strategies

The Grantsmanship Center
Free and low-cost publications and training on proposal writing, fundraising, and nonprofit management

Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development
Provides training, technical assistance, tools, and publications to youth development organizations

MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership
Information for mentors and mentoring organizations

National Conference of State Legislatures
Tracks policies and programs on youth violence, out-of-school time programs, youth engagement in civic and policy development, youth in transition, and youth at risk

National Governors Association

Through its Center for Best Practices, studies a number of issues related to vulnerable youth, including the transition from foster care, young adults with disabilities, and positive youth development

National League of Cities
Through its Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, provides publications, technical assistance, audioconferences, and other resources that help municipal leaders implement and strengthen policies and programs for children and youth

Nonprofit Genie
Expert answers to frequently asked questions about nonprofit management, from 990 Forms to volunteer management

Nonprofit Good Practice Guide
A project of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Grand Valley State University that covers nonprofit governance, communication, fundraising, and other issues

Nonprofit Law Resource Library
Information on subjects pertaining to nonprofit law including nonprofit start-up issues, State filing and compliance, governance and board questions, mergers and affiliations, nonprofit entrepreneurship, and charitable contributions

Nonprofit Times
Weekly newspaper about nonprofit management

NPower Network
Technology services for nonprofits

Public/Private Ventures
Public policy research on issues related to youth

Search Institute
Promotes the "40 Developmental Assets," which it deems essential to raising successful young people

TechSoup – The Technology Place for Nonprofits
Technology support for nonprofits, including access to free or donated hardware and software

Tools for Nonprofits
Idealist.org's links to online resources for nonprofits, on topics ranging from startup to fundraising to recruiting volunteers

USA.gov for Nonprofits
Portal linking to Federal information for nonprofit organizations

White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Links to technical assistance, grant opportunities, and Federal agency centers for faith-based and neighborhood partnerships

Youth on Board
Promotes youth leadership, participation, and decisionmaking through publications, customized workshops, and technical assistance

Youth Service America
Promotes volunteer opportunities for young people and sponsors National & Global Youth Service Day each April

Youth Today
Monthly newspaper for youth service professionals

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