Executive Service Corps of Chicago
Executive Service Corps of Chicago (ESC) is the Chicagoland region’s largest nonprofit provider of capacity-building services, technical assistance and guidance for nonprofits and public agencies. Founded in 1978 by civically-minded Chicago corporate leaders to harness the experience, knowledge and skills of people who were retiring or otherwise stepping back from their full-time career positions, ESC works with over 150 agencies and organizations every year. Delivered in customized solutions to address each client’s specific needs from across ESC’s practice areas in governance, management, operations, leadership development and organizational transformation, our services are provided at far-below market rates. This is possible thanks to ESC’s leveraging the donation of their time and efforts by our 270 volunteer consultants with philanthropic support from our corporate, foundation and individual supporters.
● Website: http://www.esc-chicago.org/
The purpose of the Greater Chicago Nonprofit Gateway is to provide easily accessible nonprofit resource information for nonprofit practitioners, educators, students, board members, donors, volunteers, management assistance providers and consultants and others interested in the local nonprofit community through the use of on-line technologies, to provide linkages to learning opportunities and local nonprofit events, and to help facilitate communication across the local nonprofit community.
● Website: http://gateway.northpark.edu/
Corporation for National and Community Service Resource Center
The Resource Center, administered by ETR Associates, is the knowledge management training and technical assistance provider to the Corporation for National and Community Service. It connects service programs with targeted training and information.
● Website: http://nationalserviceresources.org/
Donors Forum is an organization that promotes philanthropy and supports nonprofits. Founded in 1974, we are supported by leading foundations and nonprofits in Illinois. Donors Forum offers a host of services – workshops, newsletters, publications, a website, a library, free databases for researching donors, advocacy activities, and much more – that can enhance the management, leadership, and governance of your organization.
● Website: www.donorsforum.org/
Chicago Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development (CCASTD)
No training budget? CCASTD can help. In an effort to help local nonprofits develop and support their performance and learning needs, the CCASTD Community Relations Board provides free training and development volunteer services.
● Website: www.ccastd.org
Young Non Profit Professionals Network
The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago) strengthens the nonprofit community by providing accessible professional development, resources, and networking opportunities for young professionals involved in the Chicago-area nonprofit sector.
● Website: http://www.ynpnchicago.org/s/269/start.aspx
Articles and resources on a number of non-profit issues
● Website: www.blueavocado.org/
Non-profit magazine promoting spirited Non-profit management. Browse articles by topic.
● Website: www.nonprofitquarterly.org/
Energize, Susan Ellis
This site provides monthly essays and articles on new topics in the field of volunteerism. They also have an on-line library and bookstore with resources for volunteer managers as well as a Referral Network with links to everything in the volunteer field - conferences, awards, web sites and more.
● Website: http://www.energizeinc.com
Nonprofit Risk Management Center
The Nonprofit Risk Management Center was established in order to provide assistance and resources for community-serving nonprofit organizations with practical, affordable suggestions for controlling risks that threaten a nonprofit's ability to accomplish its mission.
● Website: http://www.nonprofitrisk.org
The Library provides free, easy-to-access, online articles to develop yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations (whether the organization is for-profit or nonprofit). Over the past 15 years, the Library has grown to be one of the world's largest well-organized collections of these types of articles and resources.
● Website: http://www.managementhelp.org/org_eval/uw_fnce.htm
Nonprofit Good Practice Guide
Nonprofit leaders can access hands-on tips, articles and profiled links and apply them to their organizations. In 2010, the site was redesigned with interactive features. Visitors to NPGoodpractice.org come from all 50 states and over 140 countries.
● Website: http://www.npgoodpractice.org/topics/Nonprofit
NPower provides high quality, and affordable IT services for nonprofits organizations. They have created packaged solutions that meet the most common nonprofit IT needs to help your organization use technology to increase its impact in the community. NPower will help you improve the return on your technology investments by: saving you money on quality solutions that will help you deliver on your mission; delivering the solution quickly to ensure you see the benefits of your investment; encouraging innovation that really makes a difference from a mission perspective; and utilizing free resources and expertise created to help the entire nonprofit sector.
● Website: http://www.npower.org