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Volunteers -- Need One or Want To Be One
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DeepSweep.com is a free nonprofit job board. DeepSweep includes job postings from all walks of the nonprofit sector. Positions advertised include entry-level vacancies and career opportunities for seasoned, nonprofit staff, as well as senior-level executives.
WomensJobSearch.net offers career advancement for professional women, with free, anonymous resume posting. Their site also provides links to a number of other resources of interest to women looking to advance their careers.
Interested in a career in health care? These sights offer information, listings and more.
These sites offer free web pages or listings to not for profit groups. Please understand this is not the same as hosting a web site. Rather, the service offered by these sites is a way to get exposure while you develop a web site of your own or to increase your organization's web exposure if you already have a web site.
These sites may also provide other services and/or links to other sources of useful information to the not for profit community.
Idealist offers free listing pages on their site and provides links to a number of other resources for the NPO community. The listings are on separate web pages similar to what is offered on our site. They are also know as The Idealist.
Charity Village is a Canadian based site. They offer listings on their site. The listings are short and are not on a separate page for each group. They will provide a link to your own web site, if you have one. They also have links to a large assortment of other sites and resources.
GuideStar offers free listings. They are on separate pages for each group and can include general information about your organization. They do not provide links to your own web site and e-mail. They do have a feature by which you can provide financial information about your group and indicate your status in terms of being able to receive tax deductible contributions.
While the above sites provide you with a free listing on their directory, this does not take the place of having a web site of your own. Following are places to go to learn more about free and / or low cost hosting of a complete web site for your organization. Some of these will require that you allow the service provider to run ads on the pages your visitors will view when visiting your site. You need to evaluate what is within your group's budget and best meets your needs. CheapWebHostingNet offers a comprehensive, non-commercial guide on hosting. You may want to check them out before selecting a hosting site.
The following sites offer general information, links to other resources and some tools that may be useful to your organization.
Independent Sector is a site for a membership organization of foundations, nonprofit groups and corporate giving programs to support philanthropy, volunteering and citizen action. They provide information about these activities via their site.
National Center For Nonprofit Boards states they are the only nonprofit organization dedicated to building stronger nonprofit boards and stronger nonprofit organizations. In addition to publishing booklets, videos and audiotapes they also sponsor workshops and use their web site in other ways to strengthen the boards of nongovernmental organizations throughout the world.
Nonprofit Genie contains opinions from experts, publications, links and answers to questions about not for profit groups and their operation.
Techportal is a resource site put together by a group called TeamTech working with the Northern California Council for the Community. The site provides information and links to a number of other sites that may be of interest to your organization. It is searchable by category, location and key word. They have a lot to offer and are working to add even more.
Ventureneer is an online peer learning service which offers online learning tools, including interactive classes, free web events, blogs and articles, to support nonprofits, social enterprises, and small businesses so that leaders are able to make better strategic decisions for these organizations.
m/Oppenheim Associates provides executive recruiting for nonprofits to serve leaders and boards driven to make the world a better place.
These sites provide information relating to general fund raising and grants. They also include other information of interest to the NPO community and links to even more sites that may contain further information of benefit to your group.
Donation Toolbar is a non profit website to support donation activities through the use of an installable browser toolbar. The toolbar contains click to donate links, leading donation websites and RSS news feed related to donations.
Fundsnet offers a lot of information. We particularly like this alphabetic listing section of their site that helps you navigate to the geographic or subject listing that may be of most interest.
TGIC-the grantsmanship center offers a free magazine to the staff of nonprofit organizations or government agencies and online access to recent articles. The material covers fundraising, grant seeking and related areas. They also offer training workshops in grantsmanship, proposal writing and fundraising.
The Foundation Center map page provides you a large amount of information about what they offer and will help you move around their site to find what you need to possibly help you in your fund raising activities.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy site offers a variety of information. Topics include Gifts & Grants, Fund Raising, Managing Non-Profit Groups and Technology. A lot of what they offer is free, but you will need to become a subscriber to gain access to all they offer.
Once you have a web site (or a dedicated page on another web site such as WeCareToo) you need to register with at least the major Internet search tools. This is the way to help people "surfing" the world wide web find you. The best way to do this is by going to each search site and completing its submission information. An alternative is to at least register with the major sites using a submission service.
Computer technology keeps changing. These sites can help keep you aware of what is happening in the areas of hardware, software and the Internet itself. Some offer aid in troubleshooting problems you may encounter or suggestions as to how to maximize the benefits of the computer age.
The Gilbert Center provides general information and both free and fee based services to help not for profit groups achieve whole system Internet design.
HandsNet offers a range of hand-on classes, strategic planning workshops and management seminars to help in achieving effective integration of online technology.
nonprofit Tech provides a large selection of tools and resources for use in troubleshooting and more effectively using computer technology. They cover a broad range of technology matters not just the Internet, but computers and software as well.
TechSoup focuses on technology assistance for the small to mid-sized nonprofit, particularly those for whom technology may not be their primary area of expertise. They attempt to spell out the answers to complex technical questions in accessible and sometimes saucy language. A panel of expert guides are available to answer daily questions posed by users. Specific topic areas are provided with articles and links to help nonprofits quickly get the technical information they need.
The following sites offer free and low cost web services to qualifying non-profit groups.
Following are several US government web sites that contain information of interest to nor for profit groups and links to other government resources.
Internal Revenue Service This site provides tax related information including how to become a registered not for profit, tax forms you will need to file and answers to other questions relating to operating a not for profit organization. Unfortunately, the site gets a lot of traffic and may be difficult to connect to.
NonProfit Gateway, as the name implies, is a site that provides you with a way to find and link to other information that is of interest to not for profit groups.
A potentially very beneficial way to receive contributions is by allowing your supporters to make a donation by credit card. There are a number of sites that offer this service to not for profit groups so that your supporters can contribute by credit card online. You can also provide this service through your own site. Most of the sites that offer the service charge a fee for doing the processing. We have seen fees as high as 15%. Accepting credit card contributions through your own site can be far cheaper, but there are still significant costs involved and the need to administer and maintain the service. There is, however, an alternative that we recommend you study.
PayPal is a commercial service that allows you to receive credit card payments. The service is "free" for credit card payments made to you and also allows you to make credit card payments for a reasonable per transaction fee. Click on the PayPal logo to go to their site to learn more and sign up for their service.
The issue of whether or not an organization needs to be registered in every state in which they solicit contributions is not clear. Some experts say this is required. Others say an organization only needs to be registered in the state in which they are organized. We and Helping.org both recommend that you review this issue with your legal advisor before using this or any other service to solicit online credit card contributions.
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