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Fostering highly effective leaders and vibrant nonprofits that transform the quality of lives in our communities


 

 

CEN's Recommended Resources


 

CompassPoint - www.compasspoint.org

"CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is a consulting, research, and training organization providing nonprofits with management tools, strategies, and resources to lead change in their communities.  With offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, we work with community-based nonprofits in executive transition, planning, boards of directors, finance systems and business planning, fundraising, and technology."

 

Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits (SVCN) - www.svcn.org

"The Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits (SVCN) champions the interests of nonprofits in Silicon Valley.  We are the major organization in the county convening the nonprofit voice to focus on health and human service public policy issues.  SVCN works to ensure the nonprofit sector's voice is heard and that solutions are developed in ways in which everybody wins."

 

Thrive Alliance - www.thrivealliance.org

"Thrive is an organization that is transforming the quality of life in San Mateo County by: 1) fostering active partnerships between nonprofit, government and business; 2) working for the widespread recognition of nonprofits as high-value providers of the products and services that help the community thrive; and, 3) advocating for sufficient resources, policies and regulation that enable nonprofits to be effective, efficient and accountable, and a culture of inclusion that values and serves the diversity of our community."

 

Tech Impact - www.techimpact.org

"Tech Impact is the place nonprofits can call to make sense of anything from large-scale technology projects, to technology maintenance and support. They have partnered with hundreds of nonprofits organizations around the world since 2003, to help each one realize the potential of technology to achieve their mission and improve outcomes."

 

Tech Soup - www.techsoup.org

"At Tech Soup, people around the world find the information they need to make smart decisions about technology at their organizations. Tech Soup's mission is to build a dynamic bridge that enables design and implementation of technology solutions for a more equitable planet." 

 

Nonprofit Finance Fund - www.nonprofitfinancefund.org

"Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) unlocks the potential of mission-driven organizations through tailored investments, strategic advice and accessible insights. Founded in 1980, NFF helps organizations connect money to mission effectively, and supports innovations such as growth capital campaigns, cross-sector economic recovery initiatives and impact investing."

 

Bridgespan - 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."

 

CalNonprofits - www.calnonprofits.org

"CalNonprofits is a leadership network of nonprofits advocating for nonprofits and communities in Sacramento, and to the public at large. Through their lobbyist and policy director in Sacramento, their legislative update webinars, research and briefings, they work to bring the full power of California's nonprofits to strengthening communities."

 

Stanford Social Innovation Review - www.ssir.org

"Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) informs and inspires millions of social change leaders from around the world and from all sectors of society—nonprofits, business, and government. With webinars, conferences, magazines, online articles, podcasts, and more, SSIR bridges research, theory, and practice on a wide range of topics, including human rights, impact investing, and nonprofit business models."

 

Harvard Business Review - www.hbr.org

"Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact."

 

TriNet - www.trinet.com

"TriNet provides small and midsize businesses with an HR solution so they can free themselves from the complexities of HR and focus on their goals. As their trusted HR business partner, TriNet assumes many of the responsibilities of being an employer and helps these companies contain HR costs, minimize employer-related risk, and relieve the administrative burden of HR."

 

 

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