Volunteer and Nonprofit Organization Resources
What Information and Funding Resources are Available for Volunteer and Nonprofit Organizations?
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Grant Writing Resources ||
Faith-Based Centers & Community Initiative ||
Funding and Program Assistance ||
Volunteer Recruiting, Retention, and Promotion ||
Volunteer Resources ||
Volunteer and Community Organizations ||
Successful volunteer programs/organizations are essential to small communities, especially those with limited resources. Committed volunteers are one of their most valuable assets and a satisfied volunteer becomes a potential recruiter. Resources on how to start a volunteer and/or nonprofit organization, then recruit and manage volunteers are key in establishing and maintaining a successful program that provides a meaningful experience for both the volunteer and the organization.
Prepared by the Rural Information Center, 2006.
Rural Information Center Publication Series; no. 64 2006.Beltsville, MD. Last Modified: July, 2013
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Alliance for Nonprofit Management: http://www.allianceonline.org/
1899 L Street NW 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 202 955 8406
1828 L Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
TelePhone: 202-452-6262 or 877-89BOARD (877) 892-6273
The Foundation Center: http://foundationcenter.org
79 Fifth Avenue/16th Street
New York, NY 10003-3076
Housing Assistance Council: http://www.ruralhome.org
1025 Vermont Ave., N.W., Suite 606
Washington, D.C. 20005
The Nonprofit Management Education Center's Learner Resource Center: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cced/nonprofits/management/index.cfm
The Learner Resource Center
University of Wisconsin Extension
Center for Community Economic Development
610 Langdon Street, Room 336
Madison, WI 53703
"The Learner Resource Center provides you with a number of resources on the web that could provide you with assistance in a variety of nonprofit management and leadership issues."
The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, The Aspen Institute: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
This program "awards research grants and organizes convenings to expand knowledge of the nonprofit sector and philanthropy, improve nonprofit practices, and inform public policy related to nonprofits."
Points of Light Foundation: http://www.pointsoflight.org
1400 I ("Eye") Street, N.W. Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005-2208
Telephone is Toll Free: 1-800-750-7653 OR Main Telephone: (202) 729-8000
Volunteer Information: 1-800-Volunteer
Western Michigan University, Nonprofit Leadership and Administration: http://www.wmich.edu/nonprofit
Funding and Program Assistance
The following programs provide opportunities to volunteer and funding information to assist
nonprofit and faith-based community initiatives.
Consult Grant Writing Resources for
assistance in preparing successful proposals and in obtaining funding applications and information for obtaining a DUNS number that is required
of all organizations/entities applying for a federal grant or cooperative agreement.
- Corporation for National and Community Service: http://www.nationalservice.org/
This program works with state commissions, nonprofits, and faith-based groups, schools, and other civic organizations to provide opportunities for Americans of all ages to serve their communities.
- AmeriCorps: http://www.americorps.gov
AmeriCorps participants serve in local and national organizations, the Volunteers in Service to America, and the National Civilian Community Corps.
- National Senior Service Corps: http://www.seniorcorps.gov
Senior Corp participants age fifty-five and older help to solve local problems through service.
- Learn and Serve America: http://www.learnandserve.gov.
Learn and Serve America engages students from kindergarten through college in projects that link education and service.
- Citizen Corps: http://www.citizencorps.gov
"The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds. The Citizen Corps mission is accomplished through a national network of state, local, and tribal Citizen Corps Councils."
Faith-Based Centers and Community Initiatives
Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, U.S. Department of of Education
Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, U.S. Department of Labor
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, U.S. Agency for International Development
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives fact sheet, Corporation for National Community Service
Task Force for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, U.S. Department of Justice
Volunteer Recruiting, Retention, and Promotion
Volunteer Resources and Recognition
- Corporation for National and Community Service Online Resource Center: http://www.nationalserviceresources.org/
"The Resource Center is your one-stop shop for online tools and training resources to strengthen your volunteer or service program. Sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service and administered by ETR Associates."
- Rural Populations "Programs or projects serving rural communities can face a set of programming opportunities and challenges that differs from those serving more populated areas."
- The President's Volunteer Service Awards: http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov
"The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service."
Volunteer and Community Organizations and Programs
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