Resource Center has new summer hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 - 4:30
9 - 1
Frank Ogawa Plaza half a block from the 12th Street BART station.
for directions go to http://www.cbocenter.org/contact.html
and board members of nonprofit organizations may now check books
out of our resource center library. Drop by or call for more information.
Northern California Compensation & Benefits Survey
is now available for review at our Resource Center in downtown
Oakland. This reference guide contains salary information for 175
job titles in our sector -- 368 diverse nonprofits throughout Northern
California participated in the survey.
can purchase the survey online from the Center for Nonprofit Management
and supporters of The CBO Center will receive a $15 discount off
the survey price
entering the code: CBS07-CBO.
Development for Fundraisers
Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship
and Funders in the Bay Area
Area Providers of Across-the-Board Trainings
to Incorporate as a Nonprofit Corporation
The following weblinks will bring you to sites with searchable databases. Some
of these are free; others charge fees.
Chronicle of Philanthropy
This national magazine on grants and giving has made its informative
articles, a searchable guide to grants, and a host of other information
available online. Some material is free, most requires a password. If
you are already a subscriber to the Chronicle, you can ask for a
East Bay Funders Directory
This online directory is available via the CompassPoint website. Searching
hint: if you’re looking for a particular family foundation
and the search returns no results, try searching by the last name. For
example, instead of typing in “Y&H Soda Foundation”
in the search box, type in “Soda, Y&H.”
Digest of fundraising news, grant maker information, an online library,
and a marketplace of fundraising-related books, CD-ROM’s and
A network of links to Federal and state government information and
There are also several
libraries in the greater Bay area:
The CBO Center's Fundraising Resource
359 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612
Open Monday - Wednesday 9:30 - 4:30 & Fridays 9:00 - 1:00
301 West 10th Street
Antioch, CA 94509
The Foundation Center
312 Sutter Street, #606
Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Wednesdays until
The online research tool is available on a subscription basis.
Richmond Public Library
325 Civic Center Plaza
The Richmond Public Library houses one of The Foundation Center’s
cooperating collections – free funding information centers
that provide a core collection of Foundation Center publications
and a wide variety of supplementary materials and services useful
Center for Volunteer and
400 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
phone: (415) 479-5710
Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Development for Fund Raisers
Association of Fundraising
Professionals – Golden Gate Chapter
Association of Fundraising
Professionals – national organization’s website
Best known for its nonprofit arena discussion forums. Join
more than 45,000 of your colleagues on e-mail forums, discussing
such topics as grants and foundations, the law of tax exempt organizations,
college and university advancement, health care philanthropy, arts
and social organization fundraising, international fundraising,
mentoring and more.
Internet Nonprofit Center
Monthly topics of interest with particular attention paid to online
fundraising and “The Nonprofit Files,” a collection
of useful FAQs.
Proposal Writing Internet
This list of weblinks focuses on the proposal writing process. These
hints, guides, and sample proposals will help first-time grant seekers
of all kinds get the ball rolling.
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Philanthropy & Social Entrepreneurship
Ashoka, founded in 1980, empowers social entrepreneurs with financial
backing and networking support. The website contains information
about projects and initiatives including its Small Producers Initiative
and its Citizen Base Initiative that promotes “creative resourcing”
focusing on local development and funding sources.
These consultants are interested in helping you generate revenue,
not raise funds. Among other things, they offer the first national
directory of social enterprise, a searchable database of successful
social enterprises around the country. If you’re thinking
about developing mission-linked revenue streams, this is a valuable
site. Community Wealth is presented by Save Our Strength, a
Washington, DC-based anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization,
and its consulting arm, Community Wealth Ventures.
This site will help you better understand the emerging world of
venture philanthropy. It includes information from venture philanthropy’s
top professionals and well as weblinks to other sites devoted to
Volunteer Legal Services
Program of The Bar Assoc. of San Francisco
Every year the Volunteer
Legal Services Program (VLSP) serves thousands of people in desperate
need of legal help. We've provided this help with the assistance
of volunteers throughout the Bay Area for nearly 30 years.
The award-winning program
changes lives by using a holistic approach that offers social services
as well as legal assistance.
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and Funders in the Bay Area
The California Endowment
The Endowment awards grants to organizations that directly benefit
and health and well-being of the people of California. Key
areas of interest include multicultural health, access to health
care, and health and well-being. No grants are made to individuals.
East Bay Community Foundation
The East Bay Community Foundation, serving Contra Costa and Alameda
counties, is the oldest community-based philanthropic organization
in Northern California. EBCF manages 500 funds and in 2001/02
granted $14.4M to nonprofit organizations.
Dean & Margaret Lesher
1333 N. California Boulevard, #510
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Contact the Lesher Foundation by mail or telephone. Applications
are accepted anytime; funding decisions are made monthly. Executive
Director: Kathleen Odne
Nonprofit Finance Fund
Nonprofit Finance Fund is a national leader in social enterprise
finance, with a long track record as "investment banker"
to small and mid-sized nonprofit community-based organizations.
NFF works with nonprofits and their funders to build capacity t
hrough mutually reinforcing direct financing, advisory services,
partnerships and advocacy. NFF focuses on organizations serving
low- and moderate- income people and communities.
Roberts Enterprise Development
The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) “creates opportunities
for homeless and low income individuals to move out of poverty.
They partner with a portfolio of San Francisco Bay Area nonprofits
to create jobs and training opportunities in social purpose enterprises. In
those partnerships, they offer financial support, business assistance,
human and intellectual capital and other customized support to build
capacity.” This website has information not just about
what they do, but about the ideas behind them. There are also
wonderful weblinks to others in the social enterprise field.
Tri-Valley Community Foundation
The Tri-Valley Community Foundation raises and distributes funds
to local human service, cultural and educational organizations in
the Contra Costa communities of San Ramon, Danville and Alamo.
Y&H Soda Foundation
(The website is not online yet.)
2 Theater Square, Ste. 211
Orinda, CA 94563
Y&H Soda accepts letters of inquiry. Its deadlines are
1/31,4/30, 7/31 and 10/31. Executive Director: Judith
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Area Providers of Across-the-Board Trainings
CompassPoint is the largest provider of training for nonprofit organizations
in the Bay Area. Topics include: board governance, executive
leadership, financial management, fundraising, human resources,
internet, technology, management and planning, marketing and communications,
Delta 2000 sponsors workshops,
trainings, and conferences on a wide range of nonprofit management
Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership of Marin
CVNL offers low-cost workshops on a range of nonprofit management
topics, including: grant writing, financial management, marketing,
board development, starting a new nonprofit and more. Online
registration is available.
Training for arts
Business Arts Council
Offers Arts Management Training workshops to enhance leadership
skills. Also their National Arts Marketing Project provides
advanced marketing training and granting opportunities, as well
as a forum for an exchange of ideas and resources at www.artsmarketing.org
National Community Development
NCDI is a technical assistance and training center that specializes
in culturally based capacity building for communities of color and
underserved communities. NCDI offers a full array of capacity-building
services that include organizational development, consultant and
executive professional development training, and community-building
building/select management areas
Center for Human Development
CHD workshops and trainings in conflict resolution, communication
and team building are available as a resource for nonprofit organizations
and collaboratives in Contra Costa County.
Media and Communications
A training and resource center for media workers, community organizations
and political activists interested in improving media and computer
skills and media advocacy techniques.
Groundspring.org (former eGrants.org) was created by Tides Foundation
to help nonprofits use the Internet by providing online services,
training workshops and free, downloadable strategy materials.
services and more….
A service of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, Consultants on-Tap
is a searchable database of consultants and technical assistance
providers who work with Northern California nonprofits.
Delta 2000 provides technical assistance to start-up agencies and
existing nonprofit organizations, particularly in East Contra Costa
Stanford Alumni Consulting
ACT’s mission is to link the management skill of Stanford
Business School alumni volunteers with the needs of nonprofit organizations. ACT
matches teams of alumni volunteers with a limited number of nonprofit
organizations each year through an application process.
A global directory of nonprofit-related information, including consultants,
products, services, publications and events. You’ll also
find nationwide listings on jobs and internships.
Inquiring Systems, Inc.
Inquiring Systems, Inc. (ISI) is a nonprofit corporation based in
Walnut Creek that provides business management services to nonprofit
organizations in the San Francisco Bay area, not as consultants,
but rather as contract services in which ISI staff becomes an integral
part of the staff of each client organization. ISI’s
services are capable of replacing or supplementing the staff required
to help manage nonprofits as economically viable, financially sound
and sustainable organizations.
Center for Excellence
This Silicon Valley-based management support organization has lots
of good resources available online, including a “best books”
page for those management wonks out there who like to read about
nonprofit management on their time off.
Business Arts Council
Business Arts Council matches business professionals as pro-bono
consultants with nonprofit arts organizations for assistance in
Finance and Accounting, Marketing and Public Relations, Human Resources,
Strategic Planning and Organizational Development.
California Lawyers for
CLA provides lawyer referrals, dispute resolution services, educational
programs, publications and a resource library to artists of all
disciplines and arts organizations.
The SPIN Project (Strategic
Press Information Network)
SPIN provides media technical assistance to nonprofit public-interest
organizations who want to influence debate, shape public opinion
and garner positive media attention. SPIN offers public relations
consulting, including comprehensive media training and intensive
media strategizing and resources to community-based organizations,
particularly political organizations serving under-resourced communities.
The Taproot Foundation makes grants of service to assist in marketing,
technology or creative efforts. Each service grant is staffed
by professionals from the business community. Service grants
are available in the areas of branding, brochure development, database
development and website development.
to Incorporate as a Nonprofit Corporation
starting a nonprofit organization in the State of California?
Check out these resources.
A free guide about what
you need to know before starting a nonprofit.
Ready; Get Set Publication
California Secretary of
The first formal step
in the application process is filing Articles of Incorporation.
This link will bring you to the State's gateway for its regulations
Internal Revenue Service
This is a surprisingly
helpful and user-friendly website, especially considering the source.
You can download all the forms and instructions you need to file
for your tax-exempt status with the IRS or you fill out the forms
online and submit them. There are links to all the other forms
you will need, including an application for an EIN (Employer Identification
Number) and Form 8718, User Fee for Exempt Organization Determination
Letter Request. Yes, there's a form to accompany the fee you
will pay to submit your tax-exempt application.
Nolo Law for All
Nolo publishes the definitive
guide on how to start a California nonprofit corporation called
The California Nonprofit Corporation Kit. It's full of
important information and contains a CD that has lots of sample
forms. For a quick & dirty summary of what it takes to
start a nonprofit, visit the website.
This list is meant
to provide a jumping-off point for the world of nonprofit technology
CompuMentor is a nonprofit organization specializing in technology
assistance for cbos and schools. Through its consulting practice,
CompuMentor offers technology planning, implementation, and support
services. CompuMentor is also the home of TechSoup.org, the
technology website for the nonprofit sector at www.techsoup.org
Community Technology Center
A national, nonprofit membership organization of more than 450 independent
community technology centers where people get free or low-cost access
to computers and computer-related technology, such as the Internet,
together with learning opportunities that encourage exploration
NPower’s mission is helping other nonprofits use technology
to serve their communities better. They offer assessment and
planning, hands-on assistance, skills-building classes, technology
library, and technology volunteers.
Nonprofit Tech offers services in five areas: data & information,
education & training, network & technical support, products
& projects, research & procurement, web & print design.
Through consulting and training services and information and data
management tools,TechRocks accelerates social and political progress
by building technological capacity for community collaboration and
citizen engagement. TechRocks encourages and enables foundations,
advocacy groups, and leading activists to use technology to achieve
their mission goals, to increase participation from interested constituencies,
and achieve change more quickly than by traditional organizing and
advocacy methods alone. Check out the “Resources” section
for valuable information about how nonprofits use technology, including
examples of organizations who have put the Internet to good use.
and Management Tools
board members and organizations, including a large bookstore
National Council Nonprofit
Professional association for Management Support Organizations (MSOs)
Innovation Network has developed a number of web-based tools to
support capacity building and evaluation projects, including the
Annie E. Casey KIDS COUNT Toolkit, LCP Online, the website for the
Learning Circles Project, and the Rapid Organizational Assessment
Tool which provides nonprofits with a “snapshot” of
organizational effectiveness as a springboard towards evaluation
discussions. Also, The Workstation, a suite of interactive
online evaluation and planning tools made available to nonprofits
at no cost.
Managing a Nonprofit in
a For-Profit World
This library of nonprofit management tips include new regulations,
tax legislation, UBIT, finance, nonprofit management, fundraising,
technology compliance, and employee compensation
Best Practice Toolkit
Tools to help nonprofits make effective use of communications and
Lessons Learned Toolsite
A comprehensive compendium of planning advice from a variety of
professional arts consultants, many of whom were associated with
the NEA Advancement Program of 1980-1996. The Toolsite will
benefit organizations of all disciplines, missions, and visions.
A collection of FAQs on topics such as board development, consultants,
databases, DSL, entrepreneurism, Federal Form 990, financial management,
fiscal sponsorship, fundraising insurance, Internet and telephone
systems, strategic planning, technology planning and volunteer management
Pillars of Accountability™
The Nonprofit Risk Management Center in cooperation with CompassPoint
Nonprofit Services and the Public Entity Risk Institute developed
a free web-based self-assessment and planning tool for CEOs and
senior managers of nonprofit organizations. The tool includes
four Pillars of Accountability: ethical fundraising, strategic risk
management, cultural competence and fiscal integrity.
courses, tutorials and more
SmarterOrg Online Learning
SmarterOrg provides learning technology, courses, and consultation
services to help organizations implement training, advocacy and
public education programs.
Online Learning for Nonprofit
Nonprofitlearning.com is an online venue serving the professional
development needs of the nonprofit sector
MediaNet is a web-based tutorial for media and public relations
on the Internet. The online media guide features discussion,
examples, articles, resource lists, and links covering the range
of online media and PR.
Online courses about nonprofit management
for your technology needs
Tech Soup www.techsoup.org
A portal for all topics dealing with nonprofits and technology ,
this organization connects nonprofits with technology companies
for in-kind contributions of hardware, software and training. It
also matches nonprofits with consultants and strategists who will
assist in sorting through your technology issues. The site
has a relationship with CompuMentor,
a clearinghouse for low-income communities in search of technology.
A collection of resources to help nonprofits with day-to-day operations,
technology, getting computer help, and building and marketing Websites
A technology assistance organization for nonprofits. Their
website features tips and tricks, a technology forum, software recommendations
for Mad and Windows, and other resources.
Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network
N-TEN is dedicated to connecting and supporting individuals and
organizations who empower nonprofits to use technology to achieve
CONTRA COSTA REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
The Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation is searching for an Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all operations of the Foundation, including implementation of the Strategic Plan, management of the annual budget, development and supervision of staff. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. For more information, click here.
The East Oakland Community Project (EOCP) is searching for a dynamic
leader to assume management of two transitional housing projects.
The successful individual will provide strong direction to program
and housing staff to deliver an array of quality program services
to support homeless families in their effort to become self-sufficient.
The Client Services Director is a full time exempt position with
benefits. The salary range is $45,000 to $50,000. A Bachelor of
Arts is required with 5-10 years experience in non-profit programs,
development and management of program support for homeless families
and providing counseling support to high-risk individuals. A Masters
degree is preferred. A background in transitional housing programs
is an asset. The position requires excellent oral and written communication
skills. The successful candidate must be well-organized and competent
in managing a diverse team to carry out program goals. An ability
to speak Spanish is an asset.
Send resume via fax to (510) 532-2112, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or mail to the attention of Wendy Jackson at 5725 International
Blvd. Oakland , CA 94621 .
CONTRA COSTA PUBLIC
Director - full time starting June 2007
Implement the Board's policies and programs
Prepare and administer the budget, implement financial
operations and maintain all records
Organize and implement fundraising strategies and
Liaison with local groups, government agencies, school
district, and non-profit organizations
Manage fiscal agent sponsorships
Design and recommend programs to the Board. Implement
and administer these programs. Programs include classroom and school
grants, student scholarships, Teaching Excellence Awards, music
and arts programs, and an after-school program
Deadline to apply is March
Area Community Services
of Development and Communications
are conducting a search for Director of Development and Communications
at Bay Area Community Services in Oakland. This is an exciting opportunity
to work with a dynamic organization. BACS
is seeking a seasoned Director of Development and Communications
who can work in partnership with the Executive Director to develop
and implement powerful resource development and communications strategies.
The Director of Development and Communications will expand the agency's
fundraising capacity and play a critical role in raising the agency's
visibility and position it as a leader in the field of community
individuals are invited to email a letter of interest and a résumé
as attachments to email@example.com.
Save Mount Diablo (SMD) just celebrated its 35th anniversary. When Dr. Mary
Bowerman co-founded SMD in 1971 her goal was simple:
"My dream is that the whole of Mount Diablo, including its foothills,
will remain open space . . . that the visual and natural integrity will be sustained."
For the first seventeen years, the organization was run entirely by volunteers.
The first part-time staff member was hired in 1988.
Today, SMD is seeking to fill a new position, bringing the total members of
the staff to 7.
SMD works with the California State Parks, the East Bay Regional Park District
and local open space programs to achieve Dr. Bowerman’s dream. From just
6,788 acres of protected public lands in 1971, today there are nearly 90,000
acres of protected land in 29 Parks and preserves.
SMD accomplishes its objectives through land acquisition from willing sellers
and through land use advocacy with Contra Costa County and the 19 local cities.
To help accomplish its work, SMD forms alliances with other environmental groups,
neighborhood coalitions, labor unions, developers and the greater business community.
For information about Save Mount Diablo, visit our web site at: www.savemountdiablo.org
A job description for the position can be obtained by going to our web site
(see below) and by clicking on the “Job Opportunities” heading in
the “News” section of the home page.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, salary history and
references to firstname.lastname@example.org.