Operating a nonprofit is not easy. The National Council of Nonprofits provides nonprofits with the tools, research, and resources needed to operate more effectively, efficiently, and ethically. To advance equity, we make these materials available for free to all nonprofits.
Our trusted resources in the categories listed below can help you grow your organization’s capacity to advance its mission.
Administration and Financial Management
Resources on budgeting, business planning, compliance, filing state and federal forms, finance, strategic planning, tax issues, and much more.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Articles and resources on DE&I issues related to accessibility, boards of directors, communications, culture, employment and hiring, and more.
Employment & HR
Articles and resources on employee compensation, classifying workers correctly, managing employees, remote work, volunteers, and more.
Ethics & Accountability
Articles and resources on conflicts of interest, governance policies, ethical fundraising, ethical leadership, and more.
Fundraising and Resource Development
Articles and resources on fundraising, corporate sponsorship, compliance with charitable solicitation registration laws, and more.
Governance & Leadership
Articles and resources on board recruitment and engagement, governance policies, organizational self-assessments, and more.
How to Start a Nonprofit
Five-step guide including questions to ask before starting a nonprofit, federal and state filings, policies and procedures that you may want your new nonprofit to have in place, and ongoing compliance.
Marketing and Communications
Articles and resources on branding, communications, digital accessibility, social media, and more.
Nonprofit Audit Guide
The tools your nonprofit needs for successful independent auditsVisit the Nonprofit Audit Guide
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