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We began as a foundation that focused on providing education to help nonprofit organizations manage their operations more effectively and efficiently. While we’ve evolved into a foundation that focuses more on making grants, we still have a wealth of resources available to nonprofits, including white papers, articles by First Nonprofit experts and sample documents for use with clients and volunteers. Our sample documents include applications, surveys, contracts, referral forms and assessments, among others.

Some highlights of the topics covered in our publications include the following:

  • risk management
  • leadership and succession planning
  • finances
  • fundraising
  • theft prevention
  • donor communications

If you’re struggling with it, there’s a good chance we have a publication that can help.

Browse our Publications

First Nonprofit Foundation is generously supported by AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. and the First Nonprofit Companies.

Facts about the Nonprofit Sector

There are approximately 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States.  Nonprofit organizations contribute 5 percent to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to the World Bank, if the nonprofit sector were a country, it would have the 17th largest economy in the world. The sector employs around 10% of the U.S. workforce and has led the country in integrity, resilience and making a difference.

The majority of the nonprofit workforce is employed by smaller nonprofits. Approximately 75% of charities have annual expenses of less than $500,000. Arguably, small to mid-sized 501(c)(3) nonprofits make a huge impact in communities across America but are seriously challenged with fewer resources.

We’ve put together a list of links to External Resources to help these organizations.

Nonprofit Ethics and
Management Resources

First Nonprofit Foundation and White Hat Communications have joined forces to bring new resources about ethics and management to nonprofit communities. Designed to educate students and practitioners, the new web sites offer free access to textbooks, articles, case studies and more.

Click on the links below and start learning today.

Nonprofit Ethics Education

Nonprofit Management Education