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Community Development

Nonprofit Startup and Management

Tools and Resources

  • A Guide to Rural Resources--A link to USDA's Rural Information Center (RIC). RIC provides information and referral services to local, tribal, state, and federal government officials; community organizations; rural electric and telephone cooperatives; libraries; businesses; and, citizens working to maintain the vitality of America's rural areas. The RIC Website contains over 2,500 links to current and reliable information on a wide variety of rural resources and funding sources.
  • Neighborhood Funders Group--A national network of grant makers working to expand support for organizations that help low-income people improve their communities.
  • Northwest Area Foundation--focuses all the Foundation resources on helping communities in their eight-state region to reduce poverty.
  • Turn your Organization's Ideas into Reality- A short article starting on page 1 in this journal that describes how an organization should develop and seek funding. The author then discusses here rules for program development. A good primer or reminder for nonprofits. http://www.rcac.org/assets/pubs/Rural%20Review%20v26no2%20web.pdf
  • Developing and Writing Grant Proposals--Guidelines developed by the Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance.

Community Development Technotes:

  • (TN-11) How to Write a Successful Press Release (9/1997)
  • (TN-12) Leadership Development (10/1997)
  • (TN-15) Conflict of Interest: What It Is and How to Avoid It (4/1999)
  • (TN-23) Speech Writing (11/2003)
  • (TN-13) How to Write a Grant Proposal (2/98)
  • (TN-16) Starting a Nonprofit(Updated 2008)
  • (TN-22) Financial Management for Nonprofit organizations (8/2003)

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