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Board Development Support

Programs that help nonprofit organizations and other groups select and effectively utilize a board of directors or advisory group. The program may target prospective board members, current board members, chief executive officers, staff, corporations with nonprofit board service programs, funding organizations, management service organizations, training personnel or consultants working in the nonprofit sector.

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Conference/Convention Planning Support

Programs that help businesses, trade associations, professional associations, nonprofit organizations or other community groups sponsor a local, provincial, regional, national or international conference, trade show or convention. Services may include help with hotel and group travel arrangements, public relations, securing meeting and exhibit space, catering, local visitor information, program planning and implementation, and conference and workshop evaluation.

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Financial Management Support

Programs that provide consultation, training or contractual services for human service organizations, small businesses and other groups that need assistance in effectively planning and managing their financial affairs. Included are assistance in budget formulation, budget review and fiscal accountability as well as help in selecting, installing and managing a cost-effective and efficient accounting system.

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Fundraising and Resource Development Support

Programs that help nonprofit organizations and other groups raise money to support their programs and services or raise money on behalf of other organizations as a service; help unincorporated organizations achieve fiscal sponsorship in order to obtain funding; and ensure that these organizations understand and comply with federal, provincial and local charitable solicitation regulations when they implement their fundraising plan.

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Human Resources Management Support

Programs that provide assistance for nonprofit organizations, small businesses and other groups that need help in the engagement and effective utilization of professional, paraprofessional and/or clerical staff to achieve program goals and objectives.

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Information Technology Management Support

Programs that help nonprofit organizations, small businesses and other groups (and, in some cases, individuals) evaluate their information technology needs, develop an information technology plan and obtain the hardware, software, telecommunication systems, Internet access, website development, network management, and maintenance and support services they require to support the mission and goals of their agency.

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Marketing Support

Programs that help nonprofit organizations, small businesses and other groups conduct market research studies to identify their customer base; analyze the competition; and effectively position, price, market, package and distribute their products and services.

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Networking/Relationship Building Support

Programs that help nonprofit organizations, small businesses and other groups develop and/or participate in coalitions, collaborations, community engagement programs, community organizing projects, advocacy efforts, strategic alliances and other cooperative working relationships in which participating organizations have a common mission and an interest in improved efficiency, increased ability to obtain grant funding, a stronger voice in advocacy and an improved ability to serve their clients.

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Organizational Assessment and Evaluation Support

Programs that help nonprofit organizations, small businesses and other groups design and implement evaluation studies and select or devise evaluation tools with the objective of improving their overall effectiveness and efficiency, making good use of their resources and achieving their mission.

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Organizational Planning and Development Support

Programs that help nonprofit organizations, small businesses and other groups engage in planning and development activities with the objective of improving their overall effectiveness and efficiency, making good use of their resources and achieving their mission. Support may include help in identifying and utilizing promising practices, assessing and implementing business diversification strategies, writing effective business plans, conducting feasibility studies, ensuring effective internal communication, building organizational capacity, managing self-contained projects, developing and delivering effective programs and services, and engaging in a strategic planning process that will provide a blueprint for achieving their mission.

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Professional Skills Development Support

Programs that offer workshops or other forms of training or support that help executive staff, managers, supervisors and line staff in nonprofit organizations, small businesses or other types of agencies or consultants who work with these organizations develop the skills they need to function more effectively in the workplace.

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Public Relations Support

Programs that help nonprofit organizations, small businesses and other groups establish and/or enhance the organization's public image with current and potential service recipients and customers, donors and grant makers, government offices, the media, special target audiences and/or the community at large. Public relations is the art of helping the public understand what an organization does and encouraging them to regard its efforts positively.

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Volunteer Program Development/Implementation Support

Programs that help nonprofit organizations or other groups plan, implement, manage and/or evaluate the use of volunteer personnel in their programs. Included are assistance in assessing organizational readiness for a volunteer program, marshalling staff support, identifying and/or developing appropriate roles or positions for the effective use of volunteers, devising strategies for the recruitment and selection of volunteer personnel, planning and implementing training and supervision for volunteer staff and putting into place a meaningful volunteer recognition program.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.