Helpful Links

This resource guide provides a highly curated list of websites and local organizations that offer freely accessible or low-cost practical, can-put-to-use-right-now resources and capacity-building tools for organizations serving children and families.

General Nonprofit Management

These two sites include resources on all management topics.

  • Community Toolbox
    Dive in to find help assessing community needs and resources, addressing social determinants of health, engaging stakeholders, action planning, building leadership, improving cultural competency, planning an evaluation and sustaining your efforts over time.
  • Free Management Library
    The library provides free, easy-to-access online articles to develop yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations (whether the organization is for-profit or nonprofit).
Board Development
  • BoardSource
    BoardSource is a national organization working to strengthen nonprofit board leadership. 
  • New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits
    This is a board self-assessment tool (free; a more extensive online version is available for minimal cost).
Evaluation/Performance Measurement
  • BetterEvaluation
    The BetterEvaluation planning tool can help you plan an evaluation by prompting you to think about a series of key questions regarding each of your tasks and select a package of methods that covers all. 
  • Urban Institute: Outcome Indicators Project and Nonprofit Series on Outcomes Measurement
    The Outcome Indicators Project provides a framework for tracking nonprofit performance as well as several “how-to” handbooks.
  • TRASI (Tools and Resources for Assessing Social Impact) database 
    A fairly comprehensive list of tools, best practices and methods specific to assessing social impact.
Evidence-Based Programs (EBP)
  • Results First Clearinghouse
    A compilation of information from eight different rating organizations on the effectiveness of various programs. The clearinghouse websites indexed are:
    (grahic coming soon)
  • Child Trends
    Searchable database of more than 700 evaluated programs serving children and youth, and research based on those evaluations.
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Dependency Prevention (OJJDP) Model Programs Guide
    Designed to assist practitioners and communities in implementing evidence-based prevention and intervention programs. The database includes programs for the entire continuum of youth services, from prevention through sanctions to reentry.
  • Compendium of Evidenced-Based Parenting Interventions
    Profiles research-based parenting interventions for families of children ages birth to 5. Includes information on the cost, training requirements, duration and intended outcomes of each intervention.
Measurement Tools
  • MeasureUp
    A microsite of resources and tools to help measure and describe programs’ impact on families and communities and on factors related to health.
  • PerformWell
    Collaborative effort initiated by Urban Institute, Child Trends and Social Solutions. It provides measurement tools and practical knowledge that human services professionals can use to manage their programs’ day-to-day performance. 
Fundraising/Resource Development
  • Blackbaud
    Blackbaud is a provider of fundraising software; lots of useful information on its website.
  • Classy
    Classy is a provider of fundraising software and has lots of useful information and guides on their website.
  • Network for Good Fundraising
    Network for Good Fundraising is a provider of fundraising software and has lots of useful information and guides on their website. 
Grant Writing
  • Grantspace
    GrantSpace provides easy-to-use, self-service tools and resources to help nonprofits worldwide become more viable grant applicants and build strong, sustainable organizations.
  • Foundation Directory Online
    An extensive searchable database of foundation and corporate grantmakers. Available for free at all Miami-Dade County Regional Public Libraries.
Finance
Legal
Technology
  • Google for Nonprofits
    With Google for Nonprofits, you’ll be able to fundraise more easily, collaborate more efficiently and share your story with a wider audience.
  • TechSoup
    TechSoup connects nonprofits, foundations and libraries with tech products, services and learning resources.
  • Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit
    Qualified nonprofits can receive Office 365 Nonprofit as a donation or upgrade to advanced features at a significant discount.
Volunteer Management
  • Energize
    A one-stop website to support your volunteer program.
Data Sites
  • KidStats & Maps
    Produced by The Children’s Trust, KidStats & Maps is an interactive mapping tool of community indicators related to children and families for Miami-Dade County and its ZIP codes. The site provides visualizations of differences in indicator values across geographic areas and the ability to view comparisons of selected data through graphs, charts and maps, as well as the ability to map community assets.
  • American FactFinder
    This site provides census data/facts on a particular region/neighborhood.
  • Diversity Data Kids
    DiversityDataKids.org is a comprehensive information system to monitor the state of well-being, diversity, opportunity and equity for U.S. children. It has a dedicated focus on race and ethnicity, equity and the importance of geography. An interactive tool for selecting and visualizing indicators of child well-being and opportunity available at the state, county and large city level.
  • Florida Health Charts
    Florida Health Charts provides easy access to health-specific and related indicators for Florida counties and in some instances ZIP codes and census tracts. 
  • Kids Count Data Center
    A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT is a source for data on child and family well-being in the United States. Access hundreds of indicators, download data and create reports and graphics on the KIDS COUNT Data Center that support smart decisions about children and families. Most data are available at the state and county levels.
  • Miami Matters
    An initiative of the Health Council of South Florida, Miami Matters is an interactive platform that provides easy to understand health, environmental and other quality of life indicators for Miami‐Dade County. 
Local Resources
  • Arts and Business Council of Miami
    ABC provides training and capacity-building support for arts organizations.
  • Center for Social Change
    The Center for Social Change (C4SC) is a Miami coworking space for mission-driven leaders and organizations including nonprofits and social entrepreneurs. C4SC also hosts workshops and other capacity-building events.
  • Florida International University
    FIU offers a certificate program in nonprofit management.
  • Miami-Dade College
    MDC offers a variety of nonprofit management courses.
  • Miami-Dade County
    Capacity-building initiative currently in development.
  • SCORE
    SCORE offers a mentorship program and expert resources to entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to grow their business. Miami-Dade chapter’s network of more than 100 business professionals are ready to help you with free mentoring, expert workshops and carefully crafted executive programs to give your business the fuel it needs to thrive.
  • South Florida Digital Alliance
    The SFDA offers its technical acumen and resources to serve and support not-for-profit organizations, ensuring maximization of technology investments to support their own goals and unique services provided to the community.