Sandra Larson Consulting


“…we have moved into a world of interconnections and interdependencies, a world in which no one organization or institution is fully in charge, yet many are involved.”

- John Bryson,
Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Many resources for nonprofit management and leadership are just a few clicks away on the internet.

Resources for nonprofits

Looking for association with other nonprofits and to find ways to gain more knowledge and information? I would suggest starting with the National Council of Nonprofit Associations. Thousands of nonprofits belong to this association at the state and regional level.

In Minnesota the state association is the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and it can be found at

For low-cost management support services in Minnesota provided through a nonprofit organization check out Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits at

For a very thorough library on Management topics, go to the MAP home page and click on library or click either of these two URLs or MAP hosts this information center which is largely developed and maintained through Authenticity Consulting, LLC which can be reached from the library site or at

The Foundation Center is also a national resource dedicated: “to supporting and improving philanthropy by promoting understanding of the filed and helping grant-seekers succeed.” They have a fine library and support on-line training and local trainings in certain areas through their learning centers program. They also have a national network of resource collection centers. The Foundation Center can be reached at

The Independent Sector which is a national association of nonprofits dedicated to advocating for the whole sector also hosts the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council which is a consortium of academic programs related to nonprofit management and leadership. The schools with such programs and involved in the Council can be found at

Peter Drucker, the fabled management guru who late in his career dedicated himself and his organizations to improving nonprofit management and leadership, has his own nonprofit dedicated to this cause. Formerly know as The Drucker Institute, it is now called “Leader to Leader Institute” and can be found at

Resources for Foundations
Essential for those in the foundation world or the corporate giving arena is the Council on Foundation which is a membership organization of more than 2,000 foundations and giving program. It is a membership organization, but much information is available to nonmembers also. The Council has expertise in all subjects related to foundation and charitable giving and provides an network for local, state and regional grant-makers. They can be reached at

In Minnesota, the Minnesota Council of Foundations can be reached at

Also invaluable to grant-makers and grant-seekers and individual philanthropists is Guidestar, a national database that tracks via IRS documentation all current nonprofit organizations that are required to file 990 tax returns. It has a wealth of information, largely financial on these organizations. The organization’s most current 990 returns are also viewable through this site. It can be accessed at

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