Useful tools of the trade to help your staff and organization
get better at doing good

Organizational Effectiveness

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

By Steven R. Covey


These habits stand the test of time and can stimulate personal, professional and organizational growth. 

Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking is Not the Answer

By Jim Collins

Good to Great Book

As he did in the first Good to Great, Jim Collins describes what it takes to raise the bar—this time for the social sector.

The Nonprofit Quarterly

Nonprofit Quarterly

Investigative journalism for nonprofit organizations on philanthropy, fundraising, governance and policy.

Defining Mission and Measuring Impact

What Matters: Investing in Results to Build Strong Vibrant Communities

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Nonprofit Finance Fund

Measurement as Learning

By Jeri Eckhart-Queenan and Matt Forti

What nonprofit CEOs, Board Members, and Philanthropists need to know to keep improving.

What Impact? A framework for measuring the scale and scope of social performance.

By Alnoor Ebrahim V. Kasturi Rangan 


Charity Channel – 

Donor Search – Resources for Donor Prospecting –

The Foundation Center –

GrantStation –

NOZAsearch –
Searchable database of charitable donations – lower cost packages available

Philanthropy News Digest –

Philanthropy Southwest –
Grantmaking community within the Southwestern states

Womens Funding Network – 

Nonprofit Business Matters

Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Texas Secretary of State – – Texas business law pertaining to nonprofit organizations

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