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My Community Toolboxes--Nonprofit Operations Software Grouped Together

Aspiration's Social Source Commons tool maps out what software nonprofits are using and also gives users the ability to see what software their (our) friends and colleagues are using. A while ago I created a toolbox listing what software I use on a daily basis.

However, Social Source Commons just added a new feature called Community Toolboxes which allows users to group together similar tools. Because of this new feature I decided to create some community toolboxes:

An Overview of GIS for Nonprofits

During the past few months I've been learning a lot about GIS (mapping) software. I've also spoken to quite a few nonprofits who would like to use GIS software to map out their constituents and relevant data, but don't know what steps to take.

As the lone accidental techie at the SF Tech Center, I am no means an expert on this subject, however I thought I'd share what I'm learning about GIS for Nonprofits.

It's 990 Time!

Since our year end is December 31st, I'm currently working with our Accountant to file our 990 for 2006--which is due June 15th. It is rather fitting that while I was attending the West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference over the weekend, I learned about the Urban Institute's Electronic Filing Service for Nonprofits.

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants #38-Nonprofit Management and Leadership

I'm hosting the blog carnival nonprofit consultants this week; however postings were few--possibly due to spring break? So, I decided to pull some great posts from other bloggers in the sector.

1. Ken Goldstein of the Nonprofit Consultant blog has a great post this week about the importance of having nonprofits using an emotional hook in a fundraising pitch and/or proposal.

Benefiting from CompassPoint

I recently learned that CompassPoint hired a new Executive Director--Jeanne Bell. I don't know Jeanne personally, but know of her because she wrote a book that I use all the time called, "Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Executives." I wish Jeanne the best of luck in her new position!

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants

This week I'm hosting the blog Carnval of Nonprofit Consultants. Thanks for all who posted great advice that us nonprofits can really use! 

1. Jeff Brooks of the Donor Power Blog in his post explains how nonprofits need to ask donors what their (donor) interests are.

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