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2005 Websites of the Week 

December 18 - 31, 2005

Southern Rural Development Center

The mission of the Southern Rural Development Center is to strengthen the capacity of the region's 29 land-grant institutions to address critical contemporary rural development issues impacting the well-being of people and communities in the rural South. While the focus is regional, the site contains many resources useful to any nonprofit, in particular the collection of training curricula on organizational effectiveness. Go to: srdc.msstate.edu/training
 

December 11 - 17, 2005

Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations is located at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1984, the Mandel Center offers the nation's most fully developed program in nonprofit management and was one of the first university-based programs in the country focused on the education of nonprofit leaders and managers. As an academic center that aims to enhance the effectiveness of nonprofit leaders and managers, the Mandel Center offers a variety of services for individuals and organizations who want to learn more about or be active members of the nonprofit sector. Go to: www.case.edu/mandelcenter
 

December 4 - 10, 2005

FASTEN

The Faith and Service Technical Education Network (FASTEN) offers informational resources and networking opportunities to faith-based practitioners, private philanthropies, and public administrators who seek to collaborate effectively to renew urban communities. An initiative of Pew Charitable Trusts, FASTEN actively identifies best practices in faith-based services and multi-sector collaboration, and produces and disseminates educational materials for practitioners in the public and private sectors. Go to: www.fastennetwork.org
 

November 27 - December 3, 2005

Nonprofit Hub

Nonprofit Hub is a site created to help the nonprofit neophyte, whether student, staff member, volunteer, donor, or simply a citizen with a question about jargon used in the nonprofit world or an aspect of management or fundraising practices. This for profit site, which generates revenue through sponsored links, is very easy to navigate and has resources arranged is 14 categories. There is no charge for the resources. Go to: www.nonprofithub.com

November 20 - 26, 2005

The Finance Project

The Finance Project is a specialized nonprofit research, consulting, technical assistance and training firm for public and private sector leaders nationwide.  They provide consulting services directly to clients, and technical assistance and support for groups on behalf of foundations, government programs and agencies, and others. They strive to help policymakers, program developers, and community leaders, including state and local officials, foundation executives, academic researchers, service providers, and advocates by providing: creative new ideas for policies, programs, and system reforms; comprehensive tools for identifying, refining, and expanding the use of promising practices, and, effective policy and program tools to help clients identify needs and achieve goals. Go to: www.financeproject.org
 

November 13 - 19, 2005

Public Agenda

For over a quarter of a century, Public Agenda has been providing unbiased and unparalleled research that bridges the gap between American leaders and what the public really thinks about issues ranging from education to foreign policy to immigration to religion and civility in American life. Nonpartisan and nonprofit, Public Agenda was founded by social scientist and author Daniel Yankelovich and former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance in 1975. Public Agenda's two-fold mission is to help American leaders better understand the public's point of view and enable citizens know more about critical policy issues so they can make thoughtful, informed decisions. Go to: www.publicagenda.org
 

November 6 - 12, 2005

Civic Practices Network

Civic Practices Network (CPN) is a collaborative and nonpartisan project bringing together a diverse array of organizations and perspectives within the civic renewal movement. CPN shares a commitment to bring practical methods for public problem solving into every community and institutional setting in America. The site includes manual and resource guides, sample course syllabi and much more. Go to: www.cpn.org.
 

October 30 - November 5, 2005

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement) promotes research on the civic and political engagement of Americans between the ages of 15 and 25. Although CIRCLE conducts and funds research, not practice, the projects that we support have practical implications for those who work to increase young people's engagement in politics and civic life. CIRCLE is also a clearinghouse for relevant information and scholarship. CIRCLE was founded in 2001 with a generous grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts and is now also funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York. It is based in the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy. Go to: www.civicyouth.org
 

October 23 - 29, 2005

The Nonprofit FAQ

The Nonprofit FAQ is a compilation of frequently asked questions, and their answers, based on on-line communications about nonprofits (mostly in the United States of America) beginning in the early 1990s. It is a project of Action Without Borders, the publishers of www.Idealist.org, www.Idealistas.org (in Spanish) and www.Idealiste.org (in French). Its editor is Putnam Barber.  The Nonprofit FAQ was created by Ina Frank, Jayne Cravens, Putnam Barber and others. In the late 1990s, it was merged with The Internet Nonprofit Center, founded by Cliff Landesmann, and operated by The Evergreen State Society, then a nonprofit support organization based in Seattle, Washington. Go to: www.nonprofits.org
 

October 16 - 22, 2005

Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership

The mission of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership (MCNL) is to enhance the performance and effectiveness in the nonprofit sector through high quality community-oriented education, applied research, problem solving and service. MCNL applies the resources and talents of the University and the sector to the problems and issues facing the nonprofit sector so its members are better prepared to serve their communities. MCNL creates opportunities for the leaders of this vital community to come together as colleagues to learn, network and support each other, and to encourage personal, professional and organizational renewal and effectiveness. The Midwest Center is a service and outreach unit of the L.P. Cookingham Institute of Public Affairs in the Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Go to: www.bloch.umkc.edu
 

October 9 - 15, 2005

BoardnetUSA

BoardnetUSA is the unique website revolutionizing the way nonprofit boards and new leaders find each other. The site is a resource for individuals interested in board service or nonprofits looking for new board members. The site is designed to be a common technological platform for a national collaborative network of communities working locally to enhance nonprofit board governance. A network of community partners works together on common themes of populating board rooms as well as individually developing services tailored to their local market.

The Volunteer Consulting Group, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization in New York City with over 30 years of experience aiding in the development and strengthening of nonprofit organizations, initially developed the concept of boardnetUSA. With assistance from philanthropic and corporate supporters the Volunteer Consulting Group serves as the primary management and coordinating entity of the growing national network that is boardnetUSA. Go to: www.boardnetusa.org
 

October 2 - 8, 2005

The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that exists to inspire, strengthen and expand philanthropic leadership and funders’ abilities to support organizations working to improve communities through better development decisions and growth policies. It brings together foundations, nonprofit organizations and other partners to address the range of environmental, social, and economic problems caused by development strategies that fail to consider the big picture. The excellent “Resources” section will be of special interest. Go to: www.fundersnetwork.org
 

September 25 - October 1, 2005

SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey is an online surveying solution that features a free and paid for version. Both versions offer excellent surveying, data collection, and customization features. There are a number of features and benefits available with a professional subscription. You can create surveys with an unlimited number of questions, spanning an unlimited number of pages. Unlike other services, you are not charged extra for long surveys. You can use any logo up to 50K in size at the top of every page in your survey and more. If you click on “pricing” in the left margin, you will be directed to a page that includes links to many of the other online survey services for an easy comparison of features. Go to: www.surveymonkey.com
 

September 18 - 24, 2005

Social Enterprise Alliance

The Social Enterprise Alliance is a membership organization devoted to building sustainable nonprofits through earned income strategies. The Alliance offers a network connecting entrepreneurial nonprofits with learning opportunities, technical assistance and resources to further their efforts. The members are predominantly nonprofit practitioners and grantmakers, but include technical consultants, for-profit businesses and academics as well. The Social Enterprise Alliance links nonprofit executives who have operated in isolation with an ongoing forum for addressing the needs and concerns of the enterprising nonprofit. Go to: www.se-alliance.org
 

September 11 - 17, 2005

Technology Source Archives

The Technology Source Archives are now available at www.technologysource.org. This journal, focusing on using information technology tools to enhance education, was published from 1997 through 2003 first by Microsoft (1997-1998), then by UNC-Chapel Hill (1998-2001), and finally by the Michigan Virtual University (2001-2003). It was taken offline by the Michigan Virtual University in April, 2005. Go to: www.technologysource.org
 

September 4 - 10, 2005

United Way of Texas Nonprofit Management Information Resources

This website hosted by the United Way of Texas, is divided into four major sections. The first three sections contain descriptive information about various resources, primarily found online. These sections are Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Financial Management, and Community Convener. The final section, FAQs, contains some frequently asked questions about these subjects as well as links to resources where such specific questions can be answered. While some resources are specific to Texas, most will be useful to all nonprofits. Go to: www.gslis.utexas.edu
 

August 28 - September 3, 2005

The Future of Philanthropy

This website contains the results of a partnership between the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The partnership was initiated by Tom Reis, a program director within the Philanthropy and Volunteerism unit at Kellogg, and by Barbara Kibbe, then the director of Packard’s Organizational Effectiveness and Philanthropy Program and now vice president for program and effectiveness at the Skoll Foundation. As representatives from two of the very few funders doing grantmaking to build the capacity of philanthropy and nonprofits, Reis and Kibbe were troubled by their perception that the U.S. nonprofit sector was not keeping up with the pace of change. This website is designed for individuals who want to do a better job of using their own resources (money, time, expertise) and for those who are employed as philanthropy professionals or advisors. It is primarily constructed to help improve the practice of philanthropy. But it also contains material for those who are working to change philanthropy. Go to: www.futureofphilanthropy.org
 
 

August 21 - 27, 2005

Technology for the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector

This website is hard to describe because it’s a blog but it offers so much more than the “typical “blog. In some ways, it provides a glimpse of where the web is headed. The creator of the site is Deborah Elizabeth Finn, nonprofit technology consultant and self-described Cyber-Yenta who aims to bring resources and needs together seamlessly in the nonprofit sector, mostly through strategic use of information and communication technologies.. As of this date, it includes a post on "Ten Things (Just Ten!) That Every Nonprofit Executive Needs to Know About Information Technology". The links listed in the left margin of the opening page make a visit to this website worthwhile. Go to: http://blog.deborah.elizabeth.finn.com/blog/
 

August 14 - 20, 2005

BBB Wise Giving Alliance

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance was formed in 2001 with the merger of the National Charities Information Bureau and the Council of Better Business Bureaus Foundation and its Philanthropic Advisory Service. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, affiliated with the Council of Better Business Bureaus. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance collects and distributes information on hundreds of nonprofit organizations that solicit nationally or have national or international program services. It routinely asks such organizations for information about their programs, governance, fund raising practices, and finances when the charities have been the subject of inquiries. Go to: www.give.org

August 7 - 13, 2005

The Low Income Networking and Communications (LINC) Project

The Low Income Networking and Communications (LINC) Project is a project of the Welfare Law Center. Since 1998, the LINC Project has worked to build the technology capacity of low-income grassroots groups across the country, enabling community-based organizers and low-income individuals to gain a presence in public debates on economic justice issues, be informed, reach new allies, educate communities, share strategies, and participate in the democratic process. The website includes technology tools and resources developed for low-income grassroots groups as well as resources for and information by and about grassroots groups that organize on economic justice issues. Go to: www.lincproject.org
 

July 24 - August 6, 2005

Bridgestar

Bridgestar®, an initiative of the Bridgespan Group, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing leadership for the nonprofit sector by attracting, connecting and supporting leaders — established and aspiring — for greater effectiveness and social impact. Bridgestar publishes a newsletter, Leadership Matters. The site also offers an extensive collection of downloadable articles and other resources. Go to: www.bridgestar.org
 

July 17 - 23, 2005

Conflict Resolution Information Source

Conflict Resolution Information Source (CRInfo) is a free, online clearinghouse, indexing more than 25,000 peace- and conflict resolution-related Web pages, books, articles, audiovisual materials, organizational profiles, events, and current news articles. In addition to its easy-to-use search engine, CRInfo (along with its partner project, Beyond Intractability) provides easy browsing of information on 600 peace- and conflict resolution-related topics. Also available are recommended readings from a panel of editors on 425 topics, along with 225 "executive summary"-type overview essays on key topics. The education section includes a "build your own" virtual textbook system, an Internet-based conflict research training program, and extensive links to resources on elementary, secondary, and higher education, as well as professional training. An extensive Networking section helps users connect with the network of people working in conflict resolution-related fields. Finally, a set of Conflict Resolution FAQs provides easy access to many of the most common questions asked by CRInfo users. Go to: http://v4.crinfo.org/index.jsp

July 10 - 16, 2005

The Faith and Service Technical Education Network

The Faith and Service Technical Education Network (FASTEN) offers informational resources and networking opportunities to faith-based practitioners, private philanthropies, and public administrators who seek to collaborate effectively to renew urban communities. FASTEN actively identifies best practices in faith-based services and multi-sector collaboration, and produces and disseminates educational materials for practitioners in the public and private sectors. Go to: www.fastennetwork.org
 

July 3 - 9, 2005

Capaciteria: Administrative Resources Database

Capaciteria is a comprehensive, searchable database directory of administrative resources that help nonprofits leverage their own capacity. It promotes peer review because members can comment on and rate individual resource links as well as add useful new links. Like Google, search requests return link results weighted to rise based on ratings and popularity given to them by nonprofit users. Members can use the 'Favorites' feature to personalize their list of easily accessible links in Capaciteria. Learn about Capaciteria's unique features and 90 categories of information at http://www.capaciteria.org/.
 

June 26 - July 2, 2005

The American Marketing Association Foundation

The American Marketing Association (AMA) Foundation's mission is to be an essential resource to nonprofits, helping them achieve greater success through effective marketing.  As the nonprofit philanthropic arm of the American Marketing Association (AMA), the AMA Foundation achieves this goal through support of nonprofit marketing conferences and other training initiatives, scholarships, research, on-line and electronic resources.  The Foundation works in partnerships and other strategic collaborations with the AMA, AMA chapters, marketing practitioners and academics, and scores of voluntary and community organizations.  The Foundation also champions and supports excellence in marketing and diversity in the marketing profession. Go to: www.marketingpower.com
 

June 19 - 25, 2005

Grants.gov

Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is the single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies. The US Department of Health and Human Services is the managing partner for Grants.gov. Go to: www.grants.gov.
 

June 12 - 18, 2005

Organizers' Collaborative

Organizers' Collaborative is a membership organization of activists and technology consultants dedicated to providing social change groups with proven, easy-to-use technology and support that is specific to the needs of organizers. OC provides focused training and assistance coupled with expertise in organizing, technological best practices and free, customized, state of the art software, and online infrastructure to link organizations, individuals and organizing resources

Organizers' Collaborative facilitates the use of low-cost, easy to use, and open source technologies in order to strengthen individual grassroots organizations and unify the progressive movement. Go to: www.organizerscollaborative.org
 

June 5 - 11, 2005

Interactive Web Site Launched for Nonprofit Communications

The Spitfire Strategies Smart Chart has made communications planning easy for hundreds of nonprofit communications groups. Now the planning tool goes high tech as Spitfire announces the Interactive Smart Chart. Now live, www.SmartChart.org offers all the features of the printed Smart Chart in a Web-based format that makes it easy for nonprofits to hone their communications goals, identify their target audiences and craft high impact communications strategies. Plus, it’s free for all nonprofit organizations. Go to: http://www.spitfirestrategies.com.
 

May 29 - June 4, 2005

onPhilanthropy.com

onPhilanthropy.com is a global resource for non-profit and philanthropy professionals. It is free of charge and features several industry-leading e-mail newsletters. onPhilanthropy.com is published by Changing Our World, Inc. a leading U.S. fundraising and philanthropic services company. onPhilanthropy.com has become one of the leading online voices in the sector having grown to five different newsletters and feeds, and attracting more than 100,000 non-profit and philanthropy professionals to the site and newsletters each month. Go to: www.onphilanthropy.com
 

May 22 - 28, 2005

Youth in Philanthropy

The Foundation Center has created an online resource to show how the next generation can have an impact in their communities and with their favorite causes. Go to: youth.fdncenter.org
 

May 15 - 21, 2005

WorkingForChange

WorkingForChange is an online journal of progressive news and opinion published by Working Assets. The comprehensive Web site is made up of resources for people with progressive values. Anyone with Internet access (members and non-members alike) can speak out on urgent issues, read informative news and columns, go shopping, make a donation or volunteer their time. You can visit the site on a daily basis to read the latest dispatches from nationally syndicated reporters and columnists including Molly Ivins, Robert Scheer, and Greg Palast. For more information, go to: www.workingforchange.com
 

May 8 - 14, 2005

AllianceStrategy.com

AllianceStrategy.com offers resources and readings on alliance strategy and management. The site is maintained by Ben Gomes-Casseres, author of The Alliance Revolution and co-author of Mastering Alliance Strategy, a professor at Brandeis University, and the principal of Alliance Strategy Consulting. Most of the information on this site is provided free of charge; some sections are restricted to clients or require prior approval. The tabs above lead to major sections; each section has a separate menu; and all pages are shown at the Site Map. Go to: www.alliancestrategy.com.
 

May 1 - 7, 2005

Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement

APRA's collection of Web pages – links to Internet pages created by and for advancement researchers or their peers. This collection is a launch point for research work. APRA believes experts should guide the way, and the professionals who built these pages are experts in finding worthwhile Web sites. Each researcher's page consists of a unique set of links. Your visits to several of these mega-pages will give you access to the most current sites and tools researchers are using to identify and qualify prospective donors. Collection includes Web sites built and maintained by researchers or their peers, all employed by nonprofits. Go to: www.aprahome.org
 

April 24 - 30, 2005

Grantcraft

Grantcraft, a project of the Ford Foundation, is a resource for grantmakers on the tools and techniques of effective grantmaking. Even if you are not a grantmaker, you will find this website very useful. The site offers guides, videos, and case studies that offer the practitioners’ view of philanthropy on subjects like practice and methods that make grants more effective, insights into relations between grantees and grant makers, lessons about how to organize grantmaking work for best results, and much more. Lots of downloadable materials. A free registration is required to access these. Go to: www.grantcraft.org
 

April 17 - 23, 2005

Outcome Measurement Resource Network

The Resource Network of the United Way of America offers information, downloadable documents, and links to resources related to the identification and measurement of program- and community-level outcomes. Go to: national.unitedway.org/outcomes

April 10 - 16, 2005

Institute on Governance

The Institute on Governance explores shares and promotes the concept of good governance in Canada and throughout the world, and aims to help government, the voluntary sector, communities and the private sector put good governance into practice.

The Institute carries out research, runs professional development programs, and provides advice in the following knowledge areas: aboriginal governance; accountability & performance measurement; board governance; building policy capacity; technology and governance; youth & governance. Their site includes some interesting reports and useful tools. Go to: www.iog.ca
 

April 3 - 9, 2005

Knowledgeplex Research and News Archive

Knowledgeplex is a research and news archive on issues in community development. Developed by the Fannie Mae Foundation, Knowledgeplex contains free full text articles from noted journals such as Housing Policy Debate, a list of "hot topics" -- including capacity building for nonprofit organizations, and access to professional and online communities. Readers can also learn of new reports and policy developments regarding community development. Go to: www.knowledgeplex.org
 

March 27 - April 2, 2005

Milano Management Information Exchange

The Management Information Exchange (MiX) website offers nonprofits a free, reliable and `consistent source of management information and expertise. It addresses the nuts and bolts challenges of motivating people, managing change, communicating for results, working with boards of directors and developing high performance management systems. The MiX website collects useful articles, reports, sample documents, and research from nonprofits, government agencies, and corporate sources and makes them readily available at the click of a mouse. The information is drawn from the management practices of the private and nonprofit sectors. The Milano Management Information Exchange (MiX) initiative expands on the research begun in 1997 by the National Congress for Community Economic Development (NCCED). Go to: www.lcmmix.org
 

March 20 - 26, 2005

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies informs and illuminates the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to: improve the socioeconomic status of black Americans and other minorities; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communications and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society. Go to: www.jointcenter.org/index.php
 

March 13 - 19, 2005

Theory of Change

The website is a joint-effort of ActKnowledge and the Aspen Institute. The site defines a theory of change as: “an innovative tool to design and evaluate social change initiatives. By creating a blueprint of the building blocks required to achieve a social change initiative’s long-term goal, such as improving a neighborhood’s literacy levels or academic achievement, a theory of change offers a clear roadmap to achieve your results, identifying the preconditions, pathways, and interventions necessary for an initiative’s success.” The site introduces a process for developing a theory of change, gives examples of this process, and tackles several interesting advanced topics on putting the process into practice. Go to: www.theoryofchange.org
 

March 6 - 12, 2005

Service Leader

ServiceLeader.org, a project of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin, provides information on all aspects of volunteerism.  According to the site, volunteer managers and service leaders will find information on best practices and volunteer management in the section for volunteer managers. A document library provides full-text documents on volunteer management to download. Topics include screening, matching, record-keeping and evaluation, to legal issues, risk management, virtual volunteering and much more. Go to: www.serviceleader.org
 

February 27 - March 5, 2005

Online Educational Activities -- BetterManagement

BetterManagement is a unique mix of online educational activities that combines interactive web resources and extensive business management articles on best practices for performance management, change management, risk management and IT management. Staff researches business topics and industry issues from over 250 information resources worldwide - business publications, professional organizations, academic institutions, consulting firms, and solutions providers. Fresh information for business managers is presented every week. Many resources are available at no charge but free registration is required. Resources on performance management are extensive.

Go to: www.bettermanagement.com/default.aspx
 

February 20 - 26, 2005

The Finance Project

The mission of the Finance Project is to support decision-making that produces and sustains good results for children, families and communities. To this end, it develops and disseminates information, knowledge, tools and technical assistance for improved policies, programs and financing strategies. Services include: research and analysis; policy tool development; technical assistance; development of web based clearinghouses; management of major, multi-state initiatives; and developing peer and organizational networks. The Finance Project also develops and disseminates an array of published resources: including papers related to financing, governance and management in education, welfare reform; family and children's services and community building and development; published and unpublished reports and studies of federal, state and local financing, governance and management issues and strategies, prepared at the request of federal and state government clients, private foundations and other organizations.  Go to: www.financeproject.org
 

February 13 - 19, 2005

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

Founded in 1971 as the Association of Voluntary Action Scholars, the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) is a neutral, open forum committed to strengthening the research community in the emerging field of nonprofit and philanthropic studies. ARNOVA brings together both theoretical and applied interests, helping scholars gain insight into the day-to-day concerns of third-sector organizations, while providing nonprofit professionals with research they can use to improve the quality of life for citizens and communities. Principal activities include an annual conference, publications, electronic discussions and special interest groups. Go to: www.arnova.org
 

February 6 - 12, 2005

Social Enterprise Research Directory

The directory contains listings (and links where possible) to research papers, articles, books, websites, forums, programs and materials related to social enterprise. This directory, developed by Olszak Management Consulting, Inc., is provided in partnership with the Social Enterprise Alliance, an organization committed to building sustainable nonprofits through earned income.  Olszak Management Consulting, Inc., developed this directory as a resource for anyone interested in the field of social entrepreneurship, including businesses, nonprofit organizations, consultants, researchers, academicians, students, funders and investors.  There is no charge to use to the Social Enterprise Research Directory. If you are a member, just log in. If you are not a member, you can register at the site. Go to: db.olszak.com
 

January 30 - February 5, 2005

Leader-Values

This site aims to provide visitors with cutting-edge resources on leadership and value systems with a special emphasis on the consideration of multicultural, global issues. Resources at the site have been written or selected to assist leaders in all kinds of organization to develop their skills. In addition, the site examines the qualities and behavior of famous leaders throughout the centuries. Visitors are invited to take the free leadership assessment and the homepage signposts most of the site content. Thought-provoking feature articles share the limelight with regular sections: 'themes' offers in-depth work on change, knowledge, organization, and value systems and '4Es' discusses the four essential Es of leadership. (Review by Emerald Publishing Group). Go to: www.leader-values.com
 

January 23 - 29, 2005

Philanthropic Capacity Building Resource (PCBR) Database

Complied and maintained the Human Interaction Research Institute, the PCBR database contains 332 descriptions of capacity-building programs being carried out by U.S. foundations. From this database, you may obtain program profiles and conduct searches for programs under one or more search categories. Each program profile includes (a) a narrative description of the program, (b) contact information to learn more, (c) details about how the program is structured and funded and what types of assistance it offers to nonprofits, and (d) whether and how it has been evaluated. Each profile has been submitted for approval to its sponsoring foundation, and any changes requested have been made. The entire database is updated annually to incorporate new or changed information, including additional profiles. Go to: www.humaninteract.org
 

January 16 - 22, 2005

Knowledge Connections

This impressive site, created by David Skyrme Associates, offers information and advice on creating and implementing successful knowledge-based strategies. The site provides an introduction to knowledge management (KM) for people new to the subject. If have a basic understanding and want to learn more, the site will meet your needs as well. The site’s areas of expertise include strategy development, planning and implementation, knowledge commercialization and analysis of developments and best practice in knowledge management. First-time visitors to the site may wish to follow the ‘K-Map’ for a guide to the key pages that will be most relevant to their stage of KM maturity. Alternatively, searching from the home page is simple and effective. If time is short, yet you are still curious, head straight to the home page and click on ‘Popular Pages’ for a concentrated hit of KM strategic thinking and tools. Go to: www.skyrme.com  

January 9 - 15, 2005

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

The nonprofit sector is a rapidly growing area of research, social policy and social action. This dynamic field is at the center of such contemporary public policy debates as the future of federal social policy, the changing role of religion in public life, national service, and the privatization of public services. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly provides cutting-edge research, discussion, and analysis of the field and leads its readers to understanding the impact the nonprofit sector has on society. To access past articles, go to: nvs.sagepub.com/archive
 

January 2 - 8, 2005

enVision.ca, the Virtual Resource Center

enVision.ca, the Virtual Resource Center, is a service of the Community Services Council of Newfoundland and Labrador. The purpose of the site is to provide an online place where nonprofit organizations can find ready access to information and resources, learn new skills and increase their productivity, and more. The site includes links to nonprofit management resources, sector research and policy papers. While the focus of the website is nonprofits in Newfoundland and Labrador, other nonprofits will find much useful information. Go to: www.envision.ca
 

December 19, 2004 - January 1, 2005

OMB Watch Launches Nonprofit Issues Blog

OMB Watch's nonprofit advocacy project has announced the launch of its new "Nonprofit Issues Blog." "Weblog," and "blog," are popular terms to denote a website (or a portion of a website) that contains short, frequent posts and Web links. The entries are usually sorted in reverse chronological order and archived by category and date. OMB Watch's new blog will cover a wide range of nonprofit issues, and will be updated throughout the week by OMB Watch staff. Go to: www.ombwatch.org
 

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