Our suggestions include a growing collection of trusted resources, books, classes, people, and publications about nonprofit management, fundraising,  storytelling, organizational vitality and culture, social justice, and other topics we care about and that can help your nonprofit be more successful. While we are based in Portland, Oregon, we are always happy to explore new resources, so let us know if there is something you recommend.


portland-based classes & consultants we trust


Willamette Valley Development Officers - Leadership, nonprofit management, grant writing certificates

Philanthropy Studio

Evaluation Into Action

The Varga Group



nonprofit fundraising


Foundation Center, a subscription-based online directory for foundation grant research.

Donor-Centered Fundraising: How to Hold on to your Donors and Raise Much More Money. Penelope Burk. (Burk & Associates, Ltd. 2003).

Nonprofit Fundraising 101. Darian Rodriguez Heyman. (Wiley 2016).

Getting Funded: The Complete Guide to Writing Grant Proposals. Susan Howlett and Renee Bourque. (Continuing Education Press 2016).

Chronicle of Philanthropy, a print and online publication reporting charitable giving news and trends.


nonprofit LEADERSHIP


Blue Avocado: A Magazine of American Nonprofits. Great reporting on nonprofit leadership and board issues.

Board Source. Nonprofit board resources and good governance guidelines.

Nonprofit With Balls. Nonprofit-related humor and insight.

Stanford Social Innovation Review. Thought leadership and commentary on a range of social issues.

Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership. Practical tips and insight for nonprofit leaders.

Managing to Change the World: The Nonprofit Manager's Guide to Getting Results. Allison Green, Jerry Hauser. (Jossey-Bass 2012).

Donor-Centered Leadership: What it Takes to Build a High Performance Fundraising Team. Penelope Burk. (Cygnus Applied Research 2013).