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Family-Run and Nonprofit Organizations

Family-run organizations have been a strong voice during the development and implementation of equity in education for students with disabilitiesWithout the valuable contributions of families through family-run organizations and nonprofits, new and improving legislation, information and research would likely not have been as meaningful. The following resource list has been developed to help family-run organizations mobilize and maximize their passion and voice to influence systems of care that are responsive and increase successful outcomes.

Planning Tips and Information for Family-Run Organizations Providing Family-Centered Services

General Nonprofit Management Resources

Board of Directors

  • All About Boards of Directors
    Online guide to typical topics and functions in Board operations, and functions in an organization that a Board must oversee.
  • Guide for Charity Board Members
    Guide to help directors understand their role and responsibilities as stewards of the charitable organizations for which they serve. Under Minnesota law, directors of a Minnesota nonprofit corporation are responsible for the management of the business and affairs of the corporation.
  • Family Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA)
    Organization for developing the leadership and organizational capacity of family‐run organizations for children’s behavioral health and statewide family networks

Fundraising

  • Foundation Center
    An innovative nonprofit that gathers and analyzes data, shares it worldwide, and empowers people to understand and increase philanthropy’s ability to improve the world. Targeted at fundraisers and grant writers 
  • Network for Good Fundraising Resources Library
    An online resource for how to develop fundraising programs and measure their success in philanthropic organizations

Nonprofit Finance and Risk Management

Nonprofit Technology

Nonprofits and Diverse Populations

  • Center for Health Strategies
    A nonprofit policy center dedicated to improving the health of low-income Americans, a nonpartisan organization, CHCS facilitates problem-solving exchanges and peer learning among a diverse range of health care stakeholders to improve access
  • Colorado Federation
    Advocates for children, youth, and families impacted by mental health issues while striving toimprove and strengthen related systems, programs, and policies across the state of Colorado focused on  families’ ability to be critical front line advocates for their children
  • Georgetown Center for Childhood and Human Development Technical Assistance Center
    Located in the nation's capital, this exceptional center both directly serves vulnerable children and their families, as well as influences local, state, national and international programs and policy.

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