Oregon Progressive Nonprofit Reference Library:

By following these links and exploring these documents, you will find other resources which will help you become a better prepared board member and help further your organizational resources and mission.  Be sure to see City of Seattle links.This document will continue to be developed and updated.

City of Seattle

Office of Arts & Cultural Affairshttp://www2.seattle.gov/arts/

Arts Resource Boardhttp://talk.seattle.gov/~arts

Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs Resources Videohttp://www2.ci.seattle.wa.us/Media/ram_sc.asp?ID=3286

Arts Resource Networkhttp://www.artsresourcenetwork.org/

State Of Washington

Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act

http://search.leg.wa.gov/wslrcw/RCW%20%2024%20%20TITLE/RCW%20%2024%20.%2003%20%20CHAPTER/RCW%20%2024%20.%2003%20%20chapter.htm

 Volunteers:

Measuring Outcomes From Volunteers  http://www.energizeinc.com/download/Measuring_the_Difference2003.pdf

Value of Volunteer Time  http://www.independentsector.org/programs/research/volunteer_time.html

†Fire Science Online - Fire Education and Resources† http://www.firescience.org/public-service-careers/

The primary source page for the majority of the articles below was:

University of Wisconsin Learning Institute

http://www.uwex.edu/li/learner/suppread.htm#Board Governance

Events:

Top Ten Tips For Planning a Fundraising Event  http://www.boardbuilders.com/pdfs/MarketingSpecialEvents.pdf

Financial:

    Understanding Form 990  http://www.npccny.org/Form_990/990.htm

    Guidestar www.guidestar.com

    Sample Budget Summary  http://www.nfconline.org/main/info/guides_budget_sum.htm

Fundraising:

    How Board Members Can Become Effective Fund-Raisers    http://www.raise-funds.com/111203forum.html

    Nonprofit Fundraising Library  http://www.mapnp.org/library/fndrsng/np_raise/np_raise.htm   (has some dead links)

     How Can We Use the Internet for Fundraising?  http://www.nonprofits.org/misc/981027em.html

    Asking For The Money Is The Job Of The Leadership    http://www.raise-funds.com/c98forum.html

    Asking For The Money: "If You Don't Ask You Don't Get"  http://www.raise-funds.com/299forum.html

    Non-Profit Fund-Raising Demystified  http://www.raise-funds.com/121603forum.html 

Governance & Development:

Prospective Board Member Expectations:

        http://www.boardbuilders.com/pdfs/HowMuchPaid.pdf

Board Governance reference

††††††††††† http://www.boarddevelopment.org/

Board and Nonprofit Management

††††††††††† http://www.managementhelp.org/

Alliance for Nonprofit Management

http://www.allianceonline.org/

Ostromís Principles of Organization

http://www.users.qwest.net/~hdon7/sedrat/ostrom.htm

Grants:

   Application

        Developing  A Proposal  http://www.cfda.gov/public/cat-writing.htm

        Writing a Successful Grant Proposal    http://www.mcf.org/mcf/grant/writing.htm

        The Foundation Center  http://fdncenter.org/

    Follow up (what to do after you get the $ and why its important)

        Measuring Outcomes  http://national.unitedway.org/outcomes/library/ndpaper.cfm