Resources

Outsourcing Back-Office Services in Small Nonprofits: Pitfalls and Possibilities

By: The Management Assistance Group This report summarizes information gathered from a survey of Meyer Foundation grantees about how they manage “back-office” functions such as administrative, finance, human resources, communications, information technology, and other organizational infrastructural needs. The report examines the conditions under which certain approaches work well and barriers that prevent organizations from taking […]

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Table for Two: Can Founders & Successors Co-Exist So Everyone Wins?

By: Mark Leach This document explores the conditions under which a founder can co-exist with new leadership in a new role while maximizing the founder’s assets for the overall good of the organization.

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Characteristics of Highly Effective Organizations

By: Elsa Ríos This graphic illustrates the characteristics of effective organizations.

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The Power of Relationships: Northwest Ohio Community Shares

This report is a history of the creation of Northwest Ohio Community Shares, a coalition of local social justice and social service agencies that came together to create collectively what was denied to them separately, the opportunity to solicit workers for payroll deduction contributions at Toledo workplaces.

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Rural Philanthropy: Building Dialogue From Within

By: Rachael Swierzewski (2007) This report explores both real and perceived barriers between rural nonprofits and foundations in urban areas, as well as strategies for overcoming those obstacles.

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