Nonprofit Resources


In addition to providing inspirational news and information to our readers, Good Neighbor Stories strives to be a resource to nonprofits and anyone seeking to launch their own organization. This page lists resources I’ve come across, as well as links to some informational and inspirational stories I’ve written. I’m adding information to this list as I discover it, and am always open to suggestions.

Good Neighbor Stories is also a resource to nonprofits by providing a free community calendar and opportunities for guest posting. I will also consider all press releases, event stories, photographs and videos sent to me for use on the site.



“Why You Should Have a Blog”

“Fundraising Help for Nonprofits”


Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jayne Cravens Blog – covers nonprofits and non-governmental organizations, communications, community engagement, volunteerism, aid and development, and women’s empowerment.

Top Nonprofits – features ideas from the best nonprofits


Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World – By Beth Kanter and Katie Payne

The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting With Social Media to Drive Change – By Beth Kanter and Allison Fine

Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals – Edited by Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Giving Back; Discover Your Values and Put Them Into Action Through Volunteering and Donating – Steven P. Ketchpel, Ph.D. Written primarily for potential volunteers and donors, but has great insights for nonprofits.

“Eight Books for Nonprofits to Read…” – link to Beth Kanter’s blog post on suggested books for nonprofits.

Event Calendar

Kindness Calendar – Running list of all the annual national days of service, awareness campaigns, kindness events, etc.

Social Media

Non-profits on Facebook

Social Media for Nonprofits

Top Nonprofits’ Social Media Posting Guide

Good Neighbor Stories posts from the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference:

How to Use Facebook Effectively

Leveraging Eventbrite’s Free Tools

Leveraging LinkedIn for Good

Nonprofits Must Get Good at Social Media

Support Organizations

Be Social Change Meetup  – great monthly meetings and occasional events bringing together people who are interested in making a positive difference.

Silicon Valley SCORE  – offers workshops on launching a nonprofit, nonprofit management, funding, etc., as well as free mentoring. Website has resources and templates.

United Way of the Bay Area

United Way Silicon Valley

South Bay Blogging for Good – Meetup for anyone blogging about making the world a better place; excellent place to ask questions, receive encouragement.

Storytellers for Good – nonprofit that consults with other nonprofits to help them tell their stories for fundraising and awareness purposes.

Inspirational Examples…

Leukemia Slayer

Beautiful Day

Faith in Action Silicon Valley Rotating Shelter

Good Karma Bikes

The Grateful Garment Project

Kenya Dream

Make a Birthday Wish

Project WeHOPE

Refugee Transitions