Nonprofit Management Resources

A listing of helpful management resources for Central Texas non-profits.

Austin Free-Net
Austin Free-Net's mission is to ensure that underserved communities can access and effectively use the Internet and computer technologies in public spaces throughout Greater Austin. Our purpose is to build community and change lives through equitable access to technology. Through their program Austin Fix-Net, they provide discounted technology services to Greenlights members.

Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest
CLPI's website provides a wealth of information on nonprofit advocacy and lobbying.

Community Action Network
The mission of the Community Action Network is to achieve sustainable social, health, educational and economic outcomes through engaging the community in a planning and implementation process that coordinates and optimizes private and individual actions and resources.

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is a nonprofit training, consulting and research organization with offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Through a broad range of services, they provide nonprofits with the management tools, concepts and strategies necessary to shape change in their communities.

Contributions Magazine
The ‘How-to’ source for those working at America’s charitable organizations, Contributions Magazine focuses on all facets of fundraising and organizational management.

Grant Professionals Association
The Grant Professionals Association, a national membership organization, has a local chapter of professional grant writers, some of whom are grant consultants with extensive experience, who can assist nonprofit organizations in preparing and submitting proposals.  There is a national consultant directory available at, or organizations can contact our local chapter directly at and complete a request for follow up.

GuideStar, the national database of U.S. charitable organizations, gathers and distributes data on more than 850,000 IRS-recognized nonprofits.

Innonet is the website of Innovation Network, a nonprofit organization working to share the power of evaluation with nonprofits and funders. They are dedicated to developing and sharing evaluation tools and know-how with nonprofits and funders, so they can do their work more effectively. They provide program planning and evaluation consulting, training, and Web-based tools to nonprofits and funders across geographic and programmatic boundaries.

InternInAustin is a city-wide initiative to encourage the use of internships and to connect the non-profits of Central Texas with student talent to provide resource capacity and  experienced-based learning. Through this single source for internship information, we hope you will be able to build a more effective internship program and connect with energetic and educated resources to grow your organization.

Management Asistance Program
Management Assistant Program (MAP) for nonprofits is your resource for quality, affordable management help. We provide consulting, training and board recruitment services to more than 800 nonprofits each year.

SME Toolkit
Small, medium-sized or prospective new business owners now have a "one stop shop" of information, calculators and best practices to help grow your enterprises. IBM is pleased to present the SME (small, medium enterprise) Toolkit, a free, web-based multilingual portal. The goal is to help SMEs learn and implement business management practices, increase productivity, efficiency and capacity, as well as improve their access to capital and new markets.

Social Media Tool Box
A social media toolkit put together by We Are Media with tips, resources, tutorials, and other tools to help nonprofits navigate the world of social media.

TechSoup is the "technology place for nonprofits." The TechSoup site is divided into 5 main content areas: How-to, Community Discussions, Products, Service Directory, and News and Views.

Texas C-BAR
Texas Community Building with Attorney Resources ("Texas C-BAR") is the only project of its kind in Texas, providing free business law services across the state to community-based nonprofits developing affordable housing and other much-needed services in low-income communities.

Texas Nonprofits
Texas Nonprofits is a nonprofit portal giving the nonprofit community valuable information to increase the ability for nonprofits to thrive and continue their good works in Texas.

The ACC Center for Community-Based and Nonprofit Organizations
Local training for nonprofits on a wide variety of issues, as well as special initiatives, a job board, a Board matching service and more.

The Alliance for Nonprofit Management
The Alliance for Nonprofit Management is the professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits - to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the premier publication on the subject. The site has a wealth of information, including articles on trends in the nonprofit and corporate giving sectors. It also has local and regional information, including nonprofit resources in your area.