Hold Team Meetings . Monitor and Evaluate Your Efforts . Sustain Your SART . Know Your Team . Critical Issues
- Grant Writing
- Media Outreach and Advocacy
- Nonprofit Management
- Social Marketing and Public Awareness Campaigns
- Team Capacity Building
- Vicarious Trauma
CollaborationCollaboration: A Training Curriculum to Enhance the Effectiveness of Criminal Justice Teams
Assists multidisciplinary criminal justice teams in establishing or enhancing collaborative relationships.
Collaboration Assessment Tool
Allows multidisciplinary coalitions to identify strengths and areas of growth and enables them to gauge progress over time.
Collaboration FrameworkAddressing Community Capacity
Helps individuals and practitioners who are either starting collaborations or need help in strengthening an existing collaboration.
Allows multidisciplinary coalitions to evaluate each partner's skills.
Collaboration Toolkit: How to Build, Fix, and Sustain Productive Partnerships
Provides practical guidance to law enforcement agencies as they develop and sustain partnerships that support community policing.
Community Organizational Assessment Tool
Helps guide a group discussion about how a team is functioning and includes easily adaptable questions regarding the amount of improvement needed.
Conflict Management In Community Organizations
Describes the types of conflict, the dimensions of conflict, the effects of conflict, and ways to manage conflict.
Getting It Right: Collaborative Problem Solving for Criminal Justice
Describes team-based approaches to assessing current systems and implementing change. It was developed primarily for local (city or county) criminal justice policy teamsrepresenting corrections, police, the courts, prosecution, and other agencieswho want to work together toward a system that promotes safety, prevents and solves crime, and holds offenders accountable.
How to "Nimble-ize" a Collaboration
Discusses 10 principles for creating a resilient collaboration structure and why they're critical to success.
Making Collaboration Work: The Experiences of Denver Victim Services 2000
Discusses leadership, the use of technology for case management, community advocacy, and lessons learned.
The Tension of Turf: Making It Work for the Coalition
Discusses common types of turf struggles and reasons why they occur and lists recommendations for limiting the negative aspects of "turf." Builds on the Prevention Institute's initial coalition building paper, Developing Effective Coalitions: An Eight Step Guide.
Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory
Helps assess the factors that influence the success of a collaboration.
Basic Tips for Fund-raising for Small NGOs in Developing Countries
Includes information on raising funds, building credibility, soliciting donations, finding donors, and writing funding proposals.
Enables users to find and apply for federal grants and to sign up for e-mail notifications about upcoming funding opportunities.
It Happened To Alexa Foundation
Assists rape victims' families with travel expenses during the criminal justice process.
Making the Most of Outcomes Data: Finding Funding for Non-Profit Agencies
Includes questions and answers about funders' priority concerns, focusing on the importance of client outcome data.
National Resource Center (Compassion Capital Fund)
Publishes a quarterly e-newsletterThe Grassrootsfor faith- and community-based social service initiatives. The newsletter includes highlights of federally supported faith-based initiatives, listings of upcoming events and trainings, timely funding opportunities, tools and tips, feature articles, book reviews, and more.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Provides access to a searchable online database of funding announcements.
National Victim Assistance Academy Textbook, Chapter 22, Section 8: Funding for Victim Services
Describes major sources of federal funding for victim service programs, fundamental concepts and challenges to fundraising, grant writing, grant seeking on the Internet, cause-related marketing, fundraising skills, funding sources, and promising practices in fundraising for victim services.
Network for Good
Provides information about online fundraising and other support for nonprofit organizations.
State Legislative Approaches to Funding for Victims' Services
Includes information on offender-based funding, including surcharges for specific crimes, restitution, funding through fees, and state-facilitated funding.
Tips for Getting Technology Funding
Discusses six ways to improve the prospect of getting technology funding.
Best Practices Guide for Grant Writing
Describes the typical content of grant proposals and includes tips on planning, writing, and formatting grant proposals and finding funding resources.
Federal Funding Toolkit
Describes how to effectively navigate through the federal grants process and includes tips on finding grant writers and writing winning grants.
Provides links to Web sites that provide clear, detailed information on the grant writing process.
The Grantsmanship Center
Includes links to resources and publications for grant seekers.
USA.gov for Nonprofits
Provides information on grant writing as well as links to federal grants and state and local funding directories.
Media Outreach and Advocacy
Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
Provides tip sheets, publications, and best practices.
Effective Outreach Through the Media
Discusses how sexual assault service providers can effectively use the media.
Media Relations Made Easy
Provides information on common media terms and culture, how to develop appropriate materials, and how to work with reporters. Also presents information about crisis communications and writing styles, and displays sample media materials.
The News Media's Coverage of Crime and Victimization
Explores how the news media tend to cover crime and victimization, what can be done to help victims effectively deal with sometimes insensitive coverage, and how victim service providers can work together with members of the media to promote timely, sensitive media coverage.
Working with the MediaA Toolkit for Service Providers
Offers guidance in how to build partnerships with the media for improved coverage of sexual assault.
Alliance for Nonprofit Management
Provides links to publications that describe nonprofit capacity building and includes a searchable database of resources for nonprofit organizations.
Center for Nonprofit Management
Provides Southern California nonprofit organizations with employment news, a resource library, a compensation and benefits survey, technology surveys, a fundraising database, and a free e-newsletter.
Provides links to a community action center, tools for organizations, a volunteer management resource center, and a nonprofit human resources center. Includes a frequently asked questions section.
Learner Resource Center, The Nonprofit Management Education Center
Presents a list of Web-based resources on many nonprofit leadership and management issues.
Managing Your Nonprofit's Finances and Taxes
Helps organizations understand financial management and build the basic systems and practices needed in a healthy nonprofit organization.
Nonprofit (Good Practice Guide)
Provides links to resources on advocacy, evaluation, fundraising, and financial, organizational, and volunteer management.
Program Planning and Management
Contains guidelines for program planning, management, marketing, and evaluation.
Social Marketing and Public Awareness Campaigns
Communications Manual for CASA and GAL Programs
Covers public relations planning, media relations, interviews and public speaking, promoting local programs, managing a communications crisis, and other issues.
Community Tool Box: Social Marketing of Successful Components of the Initiative (Chapter 45)
Defines the social marketing framework and gives step-by-step instructions on applying this framework to any issue.
Making Health Communication Programs Work ("The Pink Book")
Covers the steps needed to conduct a successful communications campaign, including strategy development, message testing, implementation, evaluation, research methods, and theory.
Persuasive or Behavioural Communication
Lists resources for anyone looking to implement a successful communications campaign with the goal of changing audience behavior.
Team Capacity Building
Benchmarking 101 for Nonprofits
Provides the basics of benchmarking including what it is, how it can be useful, and how it differs from evaluation.
Includes links to articles on capacity building and publications and tools on organizational management, program designs, volunteer management, and business planning.
Community Development ResourcesNative Americans
Links to American Indian organizations, planning tools, case studies, funding programs, statistical data, online publications, and federal, state, and local contacts.
Community Tool Box
Provides step-by-step guidelines in community-building skills, such as leadership, strategic planning, community assessment, grant writing, and evaluations. Sections include
- Analyzing Community Problems and Solutions (Chapter 17).
- Choosing and Adapting Community Interventions (Chapter 19).
Discovering Community Power: A Guide to Mobilizing Local Assets and Your Organization’s Capacity
Provides information on using community assets and tools to help projects connect their goals with community resources.
From Problems to Strengths
Provides an introductory overview of appreciative inquiry, a strategy that identifies the best of what is to pursue possibilities of what could be.
Mentoring Program Sustainability Resources
Links to resources on fundraising, marketing and branding, and partnership development.
OJP Financial Guide
Serves as a primary reference manual to assist federal grant award recipients in fulfilling their fiduciary responsibility to safeguard grant funds and ensure funds are used for the purposes for which they were awarded.
OVC Strategic Planning Toolkit
Serves as a guide for the strategic planning process.
Rural Assistance Center
Helps rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.
Strategies for Building Effective Work Teams (Participant Manual)
Provides strategies for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating work teams.
Sustainability Of Coalitions
Offers guidelines for sustaining coalitions amidst changes in funding, policy, and community climate.
Sustainability Outcomes Worksheet
Serves as a worksheet on funding, partnerships, and the community climate as they relate to organizational sustainability.
Toolkit for Program Sustainability, Capacity Building, and Volunteer Recruitment/Management
Defines sustainability, provides guidance on developing a sustainability plan, and gives recommended strategies for capacity building activities.
Using Analysis for Problem-SolvingA Guidebook for Law Enforcement
Provides a starting point and tips for effective problem analysis.
"Vicarious Trauma," Building Victim Assistance Networks With Faith Communities
Describes symptoms, risk factors, prevention, and responses to vicarious trauma with a focus on faith-based service providers.
Vicarious Trauma Institute
Contains information about conferences, books, and other publications related to vicarious trauma.
Vicarious Traumatization: Potential Hazards and Interventions for Disaster and Trauma Workers
Reviews self-care strategies and training and organizational considerations that may be beneficial for individuals and organizations to address.
Creative Volunteer Roles
Promotes volunteer roles that are outside of the box and that move in new directions.
Developing and Managing Volunteer Programs
Reviews staffing analysis, job and task descriptions, recruitment, screening, orientation and training, and supervision.
e-Volunteerism: The Electronic Journal of the Volunteerism Community
Serves as a quarterly e-newsletter for the volunteer community.
Guide to Screening and Background Checks
Focuses on developing a comprehensive screening process for mentors.
Guidelines for the Screening of Persons Working with Children, the Elderly, and Individuals with Disabilities in Need of Support
Offers a simple decision making model for screening volunteers who will be working with youth and other vulnerable groups.
Internship In a Box
Gives step-by-step instructions for organizations to create meaningful internship programs and apprenticeships. It includes a planning guide, instructions for implementation, best practices, evaluation forms, and more.
Provides information on volunteer screening, matching, legal issues, risk management, online recruitment, and volunteer management software.
United Way Volunteer Solutions
Helps volunteer centers connect individuals to volunteer opportunities in their community.
Value of Volunteer Time
Provides the estimated dollar amounts of volunteer time (the average and by state) and describes how the amounts are determined.
Volunteer Management Resource Library
Provides selected articles on volunteering.
Who's Lending a Hand: A National Survey of Nonprofit Volunteer Screening Practices
Covers the current volunteer screening practices of human services nonprofit organizations in the United States.
Working With Volunteers
Describes ways to recruit, screen, train, and retain volunteers.