The Internet has changed much of how a nonprofit organization operates. Arguably, some things have changed for the better (e.g. increased access to information) and some things have changed for the worse (e.g. the overwhelming increase in access to information).
However, I’m an optimist. So let our focus be on the positive changes the Internet has created in the nonprofit sector. One specific benefit that the Worldwide Web has provided nonprofits is the almost endless amount of online resources that it has made available. We have profiled four of our favourites below:
CharityVillage: Since its inception in 1995, the Village has become the Canadian nonprofit sector’s largest and most popular online resource for information on items like recruiting, new, and how-to information. Having recently merged the best of web design and social media, the new CharityVillage provides users with a unique online community fitted for the 21st century. From funding and grant information to industry events to eLearning opportunities, CharityVillage gives visitors a well-rounded and informative experience that can definitely benefit your organization. See for yourself at http://charityvillage.com/
Top Nonprofits: They say to be the best, you have to learn from the best. In order to do so in the nonprofit sector, you should visit Top Nonprofits. Founded by Craig Van Korlaar, the website provides users with various resources containing best practices used by (you guessed it) top nonprofit organizations. In addition to providing a variety of free resources, Top Nonprofits also provides consulting and reporting services. To take advantage these resources, visit their website https://topnonprofits.com/
Sector Source: A project of Imagine Canada and the legacy of the Nonprofit Library and Risk Management and Insurance and Liability Resource Centre, Sector Source provides nonprofits and charities with a single location to access professional materials on topics like managing, developing, and overseeing your organization’s activities. With their massive library of nonprofit resources and professional literature on various subjects, you will definitely takeaway lots of knowledge from Sector Source. For more information on Sector Source, please visit their website http://sectorsource.ca/
Foundation Center: Established in 1956, this organization continues to be the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Foundation Center’s mission is to continue to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the United States and around the world. They work to support this mission by providing various resources to philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. Whether looking for funder information, statistics, or latest sector information, Foundation Center provides resources that promote the success of nonprofits. To learn more, please visit http://foundationcenter.org