Links

Program Management & Administration

These links pertain to administering and managing programs, supervising staff and volunteers, adhering to standards and regulations, and working with information technology.

 

Advocacy and Policy Program Management and Administration
Budgeting and Fiscal Management Recruiting and Retaining Staff
Citywide and Statewide Systems Recruiting and Retaining Youth
Fundraising and Development Regulations and Licensing
Human Resources and Supervision Understanding the OST Field
Information Technology Volunteers and Volunteer Management
Marketing and Promotion  

 

Advocacy and Policy

Academy of Educational Development (AED)
www.aed.org
The Academy of Educational Development (AED) is a nonprofit organization that is committed to solving critical social problems in the areas of health, education, youth development, and the environment in the United States and the world through education, training, social marketing, and policy analysis.

Afterschool Alliance (AA)
www.afterschoolalliance.org
The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children.

American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Weight Site
www.aap.org/obesity
The purpose of the American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Weight site is to bring awareness to the serious health problem of childhood overweight and obesity; empower pediatricians and families to take action in their homes, offices, and communities to prevent childhood obesity; and to support pediatricians, families, and community advocates in improving the health status of those children who are already overweight and obese. 

American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF)
www.aypf.org
The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) is a professional development organization that provides information for policymakers on youth policy issues at the national, state, and local levels.

Black Alliance for Educational Options
www.baeo.org
BAEO seeks to increase access to high quality education options for Black children by actively supporting transformational education reform initiatives and parental choice policies that empower low-income and working-class Black families.

Child Trends
www.childtrends.org
Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that aims to improve outcomes for children by providing research, data, and analysis to the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children, including program providers, the policy community, researchers and educators, and the media.  

The Children's Advocacy Project (CAP4Kids)
www.cap4kids.org/philadelphia
The Children’s Advocacy Project (CAP4Kids) connects child advocates and families with appropriate social service agencies and empowers families and children to advance positive change.  

Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
www.childrensdefense.org
The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. It pays particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities.

Children’s HealthWatch
www.childrenshealthwatch.org
Children's HealthWatch monitors the impact of economic conditions and public policies on the health and well-being of very young children. For more than a decade, Children's HealthWatch has produced original, timely research and analysis linking nutrition, housing, energy, and other policy issues to children’s health and development.

Child's World America

http://childsworldamerica.org

CWA is a national, non-partisan, nonprofit organization committed to promoting the appreciation of children in our society, and fostering a better understanding of the experience of childhood.

Docs for Tots
www.docsfortots.org
Docs For Tots is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, advocacy organization formed to encourage doctors to fulfill their important role as active advocates for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers on the national, state, and local level.

Education Development Center (EDC)
www.edc.org
Education Development Center works to connect research, policy, and practice in the child care field. Collaborating with providers and partners around the globe, EDC seeks to advance learning and healthy development for individuals of all ages.

Every Child Matters
www.everychildmatters.org
The Every Child Matters Education Fund supports and provides opportunities for focused public attention on important children’s issues including: child abuse prevention, improved healthcare for low-income children, child care, early childhood education, after-school programs, and federal budget and tax decisions.

First Five Years Fund
www.ffyf.org 
Through knowledge, data, advocacy, and collaboration, The First Five Years Fund helps elected officials, business leaders, and philanthropists see early childhood education as a solution for dramatically improving education, health, social, and economic outcomes—in the short-term and long-term.

Forum For Youth Investment (FYI)
www.forumfyi.org
The Forum for Youth Investment is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are "Ready by 21" for college, work, and life. Ready by 21 is a set of innovative strategies developed by the Forum for Youth Investment that helps communities improve the odds that all children and youth will be ready for college, work and life. Ready by 21 also publishes several newslettersReady NewsReady Thoughts, and, Ready Partners.

Forum for Thought Blog

www.aypf.org/blog

Operated by the American Youth Policy Forum, this blog highlights diverse points of view and information from the intersection of policy, practice, and research.

From Discipline to Dialogue

www.aypf.org

This AYPF blog series highlights the research, policies, and practices that are transforming schools, supporting teachers, and empowering youth voice. Each blog asks a different question related to the problem of discipline disparities, all pointing to opportunities for positive relationships between teachers and students.

The Future of Children
www.futureofchildren.org
The Future of Children is a collaboration of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution. The mission of the Future of Children is to translate the best social science research about children and youth into information that is useful to policymakers, practitioners, grant-makers, advocates, the media, and students of public policy.

GreatNonprofits
http://greatnonprofits.org
GreatNonprofits is a place to find trustworthy nonprofits. Their mission is to inspire and inform donors and volunteers, enable nonprofits to show their impact, and promote greater feedback and transparency. 

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
www.philaculture.org
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is the region's premier leadership, advocacy, and audience development organization for arts and culture.

 

Intercultural Development Research Association
www.idra.org 
IDRA is an independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to assuring educational opportunity for every child.

KIDS Count
www.kidscount.org
KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.

Learning Point Associates

www.learningpt.org

Learning Point Associates works to improve teaching and boost learning in schools across the country by offering research findings and direct experiences that inform funding, policy and programming decisions.

Mayor's Office of Education
www.phila.gov/education/Pages/default.aspx
The City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Education has many initiatives which help to achieve the Mayor's “Goals for Education.”

The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
www.naesp.org
NAESP, founded in 1921, is a professional organization serving elementary and middle school principals and other education leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas.

National Association of State Boards of Education
www.nasbe.org
The National Association of State Boards of Education exists to serve and strengthen State Boards of Education in their pursuit of high levels of academic achievement for all students.

National Center for Children in Poverty
nccp.org
The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is one of the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children.

National Center on Time and Learning
www.timeandlearning.org
The National Center on Time & Learning is dedicated to expanding learning time to improve student achievement and enable a well-rounded education for all children. 

National Education Association
www.nea.org
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST)
www.niost.org
The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) has successfully brought national attention to the importance of children’s out-of-school time, influenced policy, increased standards and professional recognition, and spearheaded community action aimed at improving the availability, quality, and viability of programs serving children and youth.

National Organizations for Youth Safety
www.noys.org
NOYS is a collaboration of over 70 national, youth-serving organizations, including non-profit organizations, business and industry leaders, and government agencies, with the common goal of promoting safe and healthy behaviors among our nation's youth. The coalition meets in a round table forum approximately 2-3 times per year.

National Parent Teacher Association
www.pta.org
National PTA comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools.

National School Boards Association
www.nsba.org
NSBA advocates local school boards as the ultimate expression of grassroots democracy.

The Nonprofit Technology Network
www.nten.org
NTEN facilitates the exchange of knowledge and information within the community. They connect their members to each other, provide professional development opportunities, educate their constituency on issues of technology use in nonprofits, and spearhead groundbreaking research, advocacy, and education on technology issues affecting the entire community.

Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.

PennCAN

http://penncan.org

A platform for Pennsylvania citizens to effectively speak up for kids. We don't build schools or train teachers. Instead, PennCAN runs results-oriented advocacy campaigns through research & policy, communications & mobilization, and advocacy for policy change.

Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC)
https://pacac.org
PACAC is a professional organization dedicated to encouraging, advocating, and promoting equal access to post-secondary education, fostering communication among students, families, professionals, and institutions, and facilitating professional development.

Pennsylvania Department of Education
www.education.state.pa.us
The Pennsylvania Department of Education seeks to ensure that the technical support, resources and opportunities are in place for all students, whether children or adults, to receive a high quality education.

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children
www.papartnerships.org
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children is a strong, effective and trusted voice to improve the health, education and well-being of children and youth in the Commonwealth. PPC is statewide, independent, non-partisan and non-profit.

Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN)
www.psaydn.org
The Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) promotes sustainable, high-quality out-of-school time youth development programs through advocacy and capacity building to enhance the welfare of Pennsylvania’s children, youth and families. Also, the Take Ten Newsletter urges you to take 10 minutes a month to update yourself with what’s going on in the PSAYDN and the afterschool/youth development field.

Public Citizens for Children & Youth (PCCY)
www.pccy.org
Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) strives “to improve the lives and life chances of our region’s children through thoughtful and informed advocacy.” Childwatch Newsletter is a quarterly publication of PCCY with information on issues related to child advocacy.

School Superintendents Association
www.aasa.org 
AASA, the School Superintendents Association, is a professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders that advocates for the highest quality public education for all students, and develops and supports school system leaders.

SparkAction
http://sparkaction.org
SparkAction, an online journalism and advocacy center, gathers, synthesizes, and promotes the best information on a range of child and youth issues across the development spectrum, from organizations and leaders across the country. Sign up to receive their newsletterSparkUpdate.

State Child Welfare Policy Database

www.childwelfarepolicy.org

This easy-to-use website provides state-by-state policy information on a range of child welfare topics. Visitors can access up-to-date information on individual state policies and can compare their own state's policies to those of other states.

The Urban Institute
www.urban.org
The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government. Policy areas include Children and Youth, Families and Parenting, and Education.

Vera Institute of Justice
www.vera.org/topics/children-youth-and-family
Vera works to promote the well-being and safety of children and youth by making the government systems they are involved in more equitable and humane in policy and practice.

Voices for America’s Children
www.voices.org
Voices for America’s Children is the nation’s largest network of multi-issue child advocacy organizations. They lead advocacy efforts at the community, state, and federal levels to improve the lives of all children, especially those most vulnerable, and their families. 

Vote Kids
www.votekids.org
The Vote Kids Action Fund is a Political Action Committee devoted to making children a political priority and demanding that public officials support better policies for kids.

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Budget and Fiscal Management

Finance Project
www.financeproject.org
The Finance Project serves as a comprehensive clearinghouse of information and technical assistance resources to support decision-making that produces and sustains good results for children, families, and communities.

Fiscal Management Associates (FMA)
http://fmaonline.net
FMA and the FMA Institute are dedicated to helping nonprofits strengthen their financial health through consulting, outsourcing, and training.

Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF)
www.nonprofitfinancefund.org
The Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) serves as a development finance institution for nonprofit organizations by providing financing and advisory services. Also, by joining NFF’s listserv, you can receive timely, informative, and engaging intelligence about news and information for funders and nonprofits.

StrongNonprofits.org   
www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-center/Resources-for-Financial-Management
StrongNonprofits.org, a Wallace Foundation website, provides users who want to develop their nonprofit financial management muscle with more than 60 free how-tos and tools and articles assembled by Fiscal Management Associates, a leading national consulting firm building nonprofit fiscal strength.

Volunteer Accountants for Nonprofits
http://volunteeraccountants.org
Volunteer Accountants for Nonprofits is a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation comprised of CPAs, accountants and bookkeepers dedicated to providing pro bono accounting consulting and training to nonprofit organizations.

Your Part-Time Controller
www.yptc.com/default.aspx
Your Part-Time Controller helps nonprofit organizations with their accounting. If you are an executive director or a board member of a nonprofit organization, they can help you to have an efficient, effective financial department.

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Citywide and Statewide Systems

Action for Children (AFC)
www.actionforchildren.org
Action for Children is a non-profit resource and information center for child care and early learning. The Center focuses on the state of Ohio but the information is broadly applicable.

The After-School Corporation (TASC)
www.tascorp.org
The After-School Corporation (TASC) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to making quality after-school programs universally available and publicly funded in New York City and nationwide.

The After-School Institute (TASI)
www.afterschoolinstitute.org
The After-School Institute’s (TASI) mission is to build the capacity of after-school program providers so that they can deliver high quality services in a caring and supportive environment.  

Afterschool PGH
www.pghafterschool.com
If you’re looking for a high-quality afterschool program for your child or student, welcome to AfterschoolPGH. If you provide a high-quality child or youth-oriented program in your community, AfterschoolPGH is for you. Or if you’re interested in funding a program or becoming a volunteer, consider AfterschoolPGH.

Better Educated Students for Tomorrow
www.lasbest.org
LA's BEST is a nationally recognized after school education, enrichment and recreation program serving more than 28,000 children with the greatest needs and fewest resources throughout the City of Los Angeles. LA's BEST is a partnership including the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the private sector.

Boston After School & Beyond
www.bostonbeyond.org
Boston After School & Beyond is an advocate for the power of out-of-school time (OST) in youth development. It marshals a range of resources in an effort to serve children, such as: Advocacy, Networking, Knowledge Management, Resource Development, and Communications.  

The Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS)

www.afterschoolsystems.org

The Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS) is a partnership dedicated to increasing the availability of quality after-school programming by building citywide after-school systems.

Connecting for Kids

www.connectingforkids.org

Based in Cleveland, OH, connecting for Kids gives visitors the information and tools they need to learn about issues affecting children, families, and communities and to take action to improve policies and programs, and, ultimately, the fabric of our nation as a whole.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
http://www.lisc.org
LISC model assembles private and public resources and directs it to locally-defined priorities nationwide. Their unique structure enables local organizations to access national resources and expertise and their funding partners to leverage investment and achieve an impact that is truly remarkable. LISC is the largest community development support organization in the country.

Office of Strategic Partnerships

http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/s/strategic

The Office of Strategic Partnerships supports the School District of Philadelphia in connecting external organizations to schools, in an effort to align resources (human capital or financial) with the priorities and objectives outlined in the District's Action Plan.

Partnership for After School Education (PASE)
www.pasesetter.com
Partnership for After School Education (PASE ) is the largest network of afterschool programs in the country and fosters quality afterschool education for youth throughout New York City. Also, PASE publishes the PASE Bulletin as a useful resource for afterschool practitioners.

The Philadelphia OST Projec
www.sp2.upenn.edu/ostrc/phillyost/PhiladelphiaOST.html
The Philadelphia OST project is a 3-year undertaking to “Build an OST System of Systems” that will help move the city toward a coordinated system of OST programs. Philadelphia's project is one of nine cities funded by The Wallace Foundation’s Next Generation OST Initiative. The project’s website is housed within the website of the Out of School Time Resource Center (OSTRC) at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice.

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Fundraising and Development

For an extensive list of Funders links, click HERE.

21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC)
www.ed.gov/programs/21stcclc
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program is a key component of No Child Left Behind. Its purpose is to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities for children attending low performing schools.

Afterschool.gov
www.afterschool.gov
Afterschool.gov offers one-stop access to government resources and funding opportunities that support after school programs.

Benevon
www.benevon.com
Benevon trains and coaches nonprofit organizations to implement a mission-based system for engaging and developing relationships with individual donors.

Equal Measure

www.equalmeasure.org

Equal Measure is an organization with expertise in evaluation and philanthropic services. They provide insights to private and community foundations, national and regional nonprofits, and government organizations.

Finance Project
www.financeproject.org
The Finance Project serves as a comprehensive clearinghouse of information and technical assistance resources to support decision-making that produces and sustains good results for children, families, and communities.

Foundation Center
www.foundationcenter.org
The Foundation Center 's mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy.

Generocity
http://generocity.org
Generocity.org is the platform for social good in Greater Philadelphia. Their mission is to strengthen the region’s position as a leader in social enterprise. Generocity publishes daily news and information about the solutions to local issues, including a weeklynewsletter. In addition, Generocity develops online applications designed to make it easy to give back and get involved.

GreatNonprofits
http://greatnonprofits.org
GreatNonprofits is a place to find trustworthy nonprofits. Their mission is to inspire and inform donors and volunteers, enable nonprofits to show their impact, and promote greater feedback and transparency. 

GuideStar 
www.guidestar.org 
GuideStar maintains a national database of nonprofit organization which provides resources for those interested or involved in the world of philanthropy.

Indiegogo
www.indiegogo.com
Indiegogo is a crowdfunding solution that empowers ideas and enables people to donate funds easily. They provide industry leading tools and support to help you promote your campaign and raise funds quickly, easily and securely.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
www.lisc.org
LISC model assembles private and public resources and directs it to locally-defined priorities nationwide. Their unique structure enables local organizations to access national resources and expertise and their funding partners to leverage investment and achieve an impact that is truly remarkable. LISC is the largest community development support organization in the country.

Metis Associates
www.metisassoc.com
Metis Associates is a national research and consulting firm experienced in evaluation, information technology, and grant development with a wide range of clients committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.

Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF)
www.nonprofitfinancefund.org
The Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) serves as a development finance institution for nonprofit organizations by providing financing and advisory services. Also, by joining NFF’s listserv, you can receive timely, informative, and engaging intelligence about news and information for funders and nonprofits.

Office of Grant Development

http://sdpgrants.weebly.com

This Office supports Philadelphia-area schools and school projects through Communication and Collaboration linkages, Grantwriting/Technical Assistance, a Grants Newsletter, and additional professional development.

Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.

Pennsylvania Grant Watch
http://pennsylvania.grantwatch.com
GrantWatch.com is the only website that provides a comprehensive listing of the most current funding opportunities: Federal, Foundation grants for nonprofits, for-profits, preschools, education, community, faith based organizations, universities, small businesses and government.

Philadelphia Education Grants

http://phillyedgrants.org

Philadelphia Educations Grants was created to help educators and school staff find grants for schools in Philadelphia. It has excellent resources on grants for a variety of topics.

Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable Scholarships           

www.collegepreproundtable.org/scholarships.html

Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable has launched a scholarships page on its website. The page features available scholarships. To list a scholarship opportunity, forward the details to contact@collegepreproundtable.org.

PhilaSoup
http://philasoup.com

PhilaSoup holds microgrant dinners where innovative and dynamic Philadelphia-area educators come together, highlight the great work that teachers are doing, and fund projects of their choice. 

Regional Foundation Center
http://libwww.freelibrary.org/rfc
The Regional Foundation Center informs the local nonprofit sector through research, resources and referrals. The RFC houses Philadelphia’s largest publicly accessible collection of print and electronic resources on fundraising, nonprofit management, general philanthropy and institutional advancement. The RFC also provides free access to the Foundation Directory Online--the most comprehensive database of U.S. grant makers and their grants.

TCC Group
www.tccgrp.com
TCC Group's mission is to develop strategies and programs that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations, philanthropies, and corporate citizenship programs to achieve social impact.

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Human Resources and Supervision

The Bridgespan Group
www.bridgespan.org 
The Bridgespan Group is a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists. They collaborate with social sector leaders to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness, and accelerate learning.

OpportunityKnocks
www.opportunityknocks.org
OpportunityKnocks is a national online job board, HR resource, and career development destination focused exclusively on the nonprofit community.

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Information Technology

Metis Associates
www.metisassoc.com
Metis Associates is a national research and consulting firm experienced in evaluation, information technology, and grant development with a wide range of clients committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.

The Nonprofit Technology Network
www.nten.org
NTEN facilitates the exchange of knowledge and information within the community. They connect their members to each other, provide professional development opportunities, educate their constituency on issues of technology use in nonprofits, and spearhead groundbreaking research, advocacy, and education on technology issues affecting the entire community.

Social Solutions
www.socialsolutions.com
Social Solutions is the leading provider of performance management software for human services, connecting efforts to outcomes, people to social services, and service providers and communities to funders. 

Solutions for Progress, Inc.
www.solutionsforprogress.com
Solutions for Progress, Inc. provides research, analysis, programming, development, maintenance, training, help desk, and marketing services. The also operate The Benefit Bank, which functions as a benefits eligibility screener, a benefits application filer, and as IRS-certified tax preparation software.

Tech Impact
http://techimpact.org
Tech Impact (formerly NPower PA) provides hands-on technology support to nonprofits via implementation and support of an organization’s entire technology infrastructure, either in the cloud or on-premise. They are the nonprofit behind npCloud.org and VolunteerConnect.org as well as ITWorks,which is a 16 week training program to help young urban adults (18-24) move into an IT career.

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Marketing and Promotion

Bread & Butter Productions
http://breadandbutterproductions.com
Bread & Butter Productions is a women-owned, boutique event planning, Philadelphia-based firm dedicated to raising awareness and funds for good causes. They specialize in designing creative events to maximize fundraising potential for non-profit organizationsby attracting donors, engaging the community, and developing strategic partnerships.

Canary Promotion
www.canarypromo.com
Canary Promotion’s work encompasses both the visual and verbal communications needed to effectively tell clients’ stories with personalized publicity, branding, marketing, design and web development services.

Certificate in Marketing & Communications from LaSalle University 
www.lasallenonprofitcenter.org/what-we-do/certificate-programs/marketing-communications/
LaSalle University School of Business offers a Certificate in Marketing & Communications, aimed at staff responsible for marketing, communications, public relations and development, as well as executive directors and board members who recognize that they are their organization’s chief marketers.

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Program Management and Administration

The Bridgespan Group
www.bridgespan.org 
The Bridgespan Group is a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists. They collaborate with social sector leaders to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness, and accelerate learning.

The Centre for Effective Philantropy (CEP)
www.effectivephilanthropy.org
CEP's data and insight help funders achieve the most positive outcomes on issues, fields, communities, and people through their research, assessment tools, and programming and communications. CEP's work spans the toughest challenges facing leaders of grantmaking institutions:assessing performancedeveloping strategy, optimizing governance,funder-grantee relationships, andmanaging operations.

The Future of Children
www.futureofchildren.org
The Future of Children is a collaboration of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution. The mission of the Future of Children is to translate the best social science research about children and youth into information that is useful to policymakers, practitioners, grant-makers, advocates, the media, and students of public policy.

Generocity
http://generocity.org
Generocity.org is the platform for social good in Greater Philadelphia. Their mission is to strengthen the region’s position as a leader in social enterprise. Generocity publishes daily news and information about the solutions to local issues, including a weekly newsletter. In addition, Generocity develops online applications designed to make it easy to give back and get involved.

Hauser Institute for Civil Society
www.hks.harvard.edu/hauser
The Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University seeks to expand understanding and accelerate critical thinking about the leadership of nonprofit and non-governmental organizations through the key goals of research, education, and practice.

LaSalle Nonprofit Center
www.lasallenonprofitcenter.org
The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University enhances the management and governance capacity of nonprofit organizations across the Delaware Valley with the ultimate goal of enabling nonprofits to meet fully the needs of their communities.

Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, Inc. (NEW)
www.new.org
NEW’s mission is to help nonprofits succeed by strengthening nonprofit management and offering solutions to issues facing the nonprofit community.

Nonprofit Hub

www.nonprofithub.org/

Nonprofit Hub offers a library of resources that help nonprofits improve fundraising strategies, launch nonprofits, and develop a brand through webinars, a magazine, a weekly newsletter, and Nonprofit Hub University, an online course on fundraising.

Nonprofit Innovation of the Week
Contact: membership@leadertoleader.org
Nonprofit Innovation of the Week, available through the Leader to Leader Institute, recognizes nonprofit innovations, shares short descriptions of the programs, and invites subscribers to visit the sites for complete summaries and contact information.

Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO)
www.pano.org
The Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) is the statewide membership organization serving and advancing the charitable nonprofit sector through leadership, advocacy, education and services in order to improve the quality of life in Pennsylvania.

Social Solutions
www.socialsolutions.com
Social Solutions is the leading provider of performance management software for human services, connecting efforts to outcomes, people to social services, and service providers and communities to funders. 

Solutions for Progress, Inc.
www.solutionsforprogress.com
Solutions for Progress, Inc. provides research, analysis, programming, development, maintenance, training, help desk, and marketing services. The also operate The Benefit Bank, which functions as a benefits eligibility screener, a benefits application filer, and as IRS-certified tax preparation software.

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Recruiting and Retaining Staff

The Bridgespan Group
www.bridgespan.org 
The Bridgespan Group is a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists. They collaborate with social sector leaders to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness, and accelerate learning.

OpportunityKnocks
www.opportunityknocks.org
OpportunityKnocks is a national online job board, HR resource, and career development destination focused exclusively on the nonprofit community.

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Recruiting and Retaining Youth

Philly After School Activities Partnership (ASAP)
www.phillyasap.org
After School Activities Partnership (ASAP)’s mission is to rally the Greater Philadelphia region into a broad campaign to increase supervised after school programs for kids of all ages. ASAP recruits volunteers to assist existing programs and organize new after school clubs and programs as driven by their interests and the needs of the community.

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Regulations and Licensing

Business Services of the City of Philadelphia 
https://business.phila.gov/Pages/Stage.aspx?stage=Start&type=Non%20Profit
The Business Services Department of the City of Philadelphia provides information related to planning, starting, and running an organization in Philadelphia. The website describes the various regulations and licensing that pertain to your organization.

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Understanding the OST Field

BOOST Collaborative 
www.boostcollaborative.org
The BOOST Collaborative is a purpose-driven organization committed to creating opportunities for change in educational and social services agencies serving youth in the out-of-school time hours. BOOST supports out-of-school time professionals through quality professional development opportunities, program and resource development, building community partnerships, promoting the importance of quality out-of-school time programming, opportunities to share promising practices, and a variety of consulting services

Philly After School Activities Partnership (ASAP)
www.phillyasap.org
After School Activities Partnership (ASAP)’s mission is to rally the Greater Philadelphia region into a broad campaign to increase supervised after school programs for kids of all ages. ASAP recruits volunteers to assist existing programs and organize new after school clubs and programs as driven by their interests and the needs of the community.

West Philadelphia Alliance for Children
http://wepac.org
WePAC’s mission is to promote childhood literacy by engaging volunteers in Philadelphia public schools through re-opening and staffing libraries, academic mentoring, and after-school enrichment.

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Volunteers and Volunteer Management

Generocity
generocity.org
Generocity.org is the platform for social good in Greater Philadelphia. Their mission is to strengthen the region’s position as a leader in social enterprise. Generocity publishes daily news and information about the solutions to local issues, including a weeklynewsletter. In addition, Generocity develops online applications designed to make it easy to give back and get involved.

Philly After School Activities Partnership (ASAP)
www.phillyasap.org
After School Activities Partnership (ASAP)’s mission is to rally the Greater Philadelphia region into a broad campaign to increase supervised after school programs for kids of all ages. ASAP recruits volunteers to assist existing programs and organize new after school clubs and programs as driven by their interests and the needs of the community.

RSVP of Montgomery County
www.rsvpmc.org
RSVP of Montgomery County seeks to promote volunteerism, particularly among people 50 years of age and older, while providing opportunities for volunteers to pursue their interests and use their abilities to help meet the critical human needs in and around Montgomery County, PA.

SERVE
http://volunteer.phila.gov
SERVE is an initiative of the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service to oversee the development and implementation of the Mayor's strategic plan for service.

United We Serve
www.serve.gov
Serve.gov, the online home of United We Serve, is managed by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency charged with promoting and fostering volunteering and national service in America.

West Philadelphia Alliance for Children
http://wepac.org
WePAC’s mission is to promote childhood literacy by engaging volunteers in Philadelphia public schools through re-opening and staffing libraries, academic mentoring, and after-school enrichment.

 

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