Resources Hub

Recommended Resources

Welcome to Nonprofit Insights’ resource page, where we provide a comprehensive collection of valuable resources for nonprofit organizations. We understand the unique challenges that nonprofit organizations face in achieving their missions and making a difference in their communities. That’s why we have compiled a wide variety of resources to help nonprofit leaders and staff navigate these challenges and succeed in their endeavors.

We update our resources regularly, so check back often for the latest tips and strategies for nonprofit success. Thank you for visiting Nonprofit Insights’ resource page, and we hope you find our resources helpful in achieving your organization’s goals.

Nonprofit Infrastructure

Online Fundraising Platforms

Fundraise Up — Simply the best. Multi-currency online donation platform; Stripe integration for credit cards, crypto, stocks, bank transfers, global/regional banking compliance; everything and the kitchen sink.  If your organization qualifies, then use Fundraise Up.

GiveWP — Multi-currency online donation plugin for WordPress. Great option when you’re just starting. They have a free version that will get the job done. When you are confident that online donations will be a viable fundraising strategy, then pay the $349 Pro version. GiveWP has beautiful donation forms for your WordPress website, unfortunately, they have uninspiring donation receipts (but, they get the job done).

donorbox — A cheap and easy-to-launch multi-currency online donation platform. We have not personally used donorbox, but they look like a fantastic option. Our limited time speaking with them tells us that they would be a great group to work with.

Classy — Multi-currency online donation platform. Not cheap, but it is possibly worth it once you’ve hit scale, but probably not. Predatorial contracts for small nonprofits. Steer clear unless your organization can stomach thousands of dollars in annual fees for the right to do what Fundraise Up (and others) will do for “free.”

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Salesforce — Rock solid, industry-standard online CRM software. Ten seats are free for registered NPOs.

donorperfect — A great solution if you are a US-based nonprofit organization.

Kindful — If you fundraise mainly from online donations and you’re based in the US, then Kindful might be right for you.

Bloomerang — Recently purchased by Kindful, or maybe it was the other way around. Either way, use Kindful.

Financial Management, Accounting & Bookkeeping

Xero — Multi-currency online financial management, accounting, and bookkeeping software. It generates beautiful reports that will impress your Board of Directors and help you make informed decisions.

Quickbooks — Only use Quickbooks if you are based in the United States.

501(c)3 Law Firms

Legal Zoom — Probably the cheapest and easiest way to register your 501(c)3.

Foundation Group — One-stop shop for all your 501(c)3 needs, from initial filing to ongoing bookkeeping. Great track record of success. — Cheaper than the Foundation Group, but much less experience registering 501(c)3 organizations. With that said, they’ll get the job done.

Nonprofit YouTube Channels

Collective Responsibility — Collective Responsibility’s YouTube channel is fantastic. Richard Brubaker interviews people in the field of sustainability. His conversations are always inspiring and informative.

Amber Melanie Smith — Amber’s YouTube channel has great content on how to start and maintain your nonprofit organization.

The Mission Driven Podcast — The MDP is a series hosted by Tom Stader and Richard Brubaker, who speaks through the lessons they have learned building mission-driven organizations, profit and non, over the last 15 years.

Books to Read

Nonprofit Social Entrepreneurship & Business

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t
Jim Collins (2001)

Managing the Non-profit Organization: Principles and Practices
Peter F. Drucker (1992)

Jason Fried and David Hansson (2010)

The Effective Executive
Peter F. Drucker (1966)

The Ten-Day MBA (4th Edition)
Steven A Silbiger (1993)

Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential
Dan Pallotta (2010)

The 4-Hour Work Week
Timothy Ferriss (2009)

The Little Book of Boards: A Board Member’s Handbook for Small (and Very Small) Nonprofits
Erik Hanberg (2015)

The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need (4th edition)
Ellen Karsh & Arlen Sue Fox (2014)

Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World
Dan Pallotta (2012)

Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits
Leslie R. Crutchfield & Heather McLeod Grant (2012)

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
Eric Ries (2011)

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard
Chip and Dan Heath (2010)

Time Management & Productivity

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
David Allen (Updated Edition, 2015)

Personal Growth

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R. Covey (1989)

The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho (1988)

The War of Art
Steven Pressfield (2002)

The Art of Happiness
His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard Cutler (1998)

Charge Up Your Life
Ellen Diana (2011)

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Mark Manson (2016)

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman (2016)

Personal Finance

The Total Money Makeover
Dave Ramsey (2003)

I Will Teach You to Be Rich (Second Edition)
Ramit Sethi (2019)