Here are a few of the resources we utilized while researching the needs of our community:
- Dutchess County Government Community Health Indicators
- Many Voices One Valley
- Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles
- Promising Practices Network
- Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
- US Department of Health and Human Services
- US Census
An article published by the Stanford Social Innovation Review, this study of 12 high-impact nonprofits illustrates various methods of establishing volunteerism and expanding the awareness and impact of organizations.
The Four Lenses Strategic Framework delves into methods that establish or enhance existing social enterprise operational models. It examines a variety of models, such as fundamental models, combining models and enhancing models, that pertain to nonprofits.
Proven Models, the premier knowledgebase of actionable management models, features a plethora of models that align with not only the vision and mission of an organization but also with an organization’s program’s needs. Various models are available via the search function or by exploring the topics listed. Various topics include organization design and development, program and project management, strategic management, innovation and risk, leadership and management and more.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s NREPP features scientifically-established behavioral health interventions. This section contains:
· NREPP’s Learning Center, which provides resources relating to evidence-based programs and practices
· A database of interventions reviewed by the NREPP
· The NREPP submission and review process
Brought to you by the Stanford Social Innovation Review, this article explores ten proven nonprofit funding models that will help shape an effective funding strategy. Example models include “Heartfelt Connector,” “Beneficiary Builder,” and “Member Motivator.”
County Health Rankings offers a variety of statistics on the health demographics of every county in New York State. Not only can you select a county and review the county's demographics, but you can also compare health statistics between selected counties. County demographic categories include: Length of Life, Quality of Life, Health Behaviors, Clinical Care, Social & Economic Factors and Physical Environment.
Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles features portraits and data on Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties as well as the Mid-Hudson Valley Region. These profiles highlight statistics revolving around the wellbeing of the region’s and counties’ children, the state of the economy, poverty and healthcare access. Topics include: Children and Youth, Community Engagement, Demographics, Economy, Education, Financial Stability, Health, Housing and Public Safety.
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans offers vital statistics on the homeless veteran population. Furthermore, media sources, including publications, as well as policy and legislation sources are available. Additionally, the site contains information on grants, in-kind sources and helpful tips on beginning a veterans program.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary source for education-based statistics regarding K-12 students. You'll find immense amounts of data, facts and tools to help you during the application process.
The United States Census Bureau offers a wealth of statistical data on the following topics: Population, Economy, Emergency Preparedness, Housing, Employment, Income & Poverty, Business, Families & Living Arrangements, International Trade, Education, Health and Public Sector.
General Grantwriting Tips
The Balance provides valuable and though articles, lists and tips relating to grant writing. You'll find helpful articles ranging from writing effective grant proposal cover letters to tips on developing a grant proposal writing process.
Nonprofit Hub has a grant writing section filled with a potpourri of tips. You'll find useful articles like "Grant Writing Best Practices: 5 Tips from 5 Experts" and "The Anatomy of a Great Grant Application." For further information, you can attend the online Nonprofit Hub University and participate in the available webinars.
The Foundation Center is an innovative nonprofit that gathers and analyzes data before sharing it to interested individuals worldwide. The Foundation Center offers a variety of philanthropy and grantwriting tools online, including: Foundation Center Training, GrantSpace and GrantCraft. Furthermore, you can participate in live webinar training, webinar recordings and eLearning courses.