Our picks on helpful resources and tools to boost nonprofit managers’ effectiveness.


A Guidebook App for Nonprofit Managers

Nonprofit managers needing quick information on best management practices – from building boards or advocates to other issues – will get a lot of use from publisher Jossey-Bass/Wiley’s mobile app: Nonprofit Manager’s FAQ.  Developed for both iOS and Android, this free app makes it easier for managers who are away from their desks to access useful information, all pulled from the publisher’s various books on nonprofit management.


Foundation Directory Online

Research for funding gets a boost from Foundation Directory Online. It’s updated weekly and provides access to more than 120,000 foundations, foundation and corporate donors, 3 million recent grants, and 500,000-plus key decision makers. Trial run is free, with stepped fees thereafter starting at $19.95 a month.


Chronicle of Philanthropy Grant Listings

Free access to information on grants of under $20,000 with approaching deadlines is available on the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s website. Updated regularly, these are arranged by category, such as arts and culture, program administration and advocacy.