Assistance Sources: Support for Nonprofits and For-Profit

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    Help for Nonprofits and For-Profits

    Organizations With Free or Very Low-Cost Assistance to You:

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    free, online resources.

    Other Sources of Assistance

    Resources for For-Profits

    1. Small Business Answer Desk: Call 800-827-5722
    2. SBA:
    Small Business Administration Home Page

    3. SCORE
    – Service Corps Of Retired Executives
    Call 800-827-5722
    4. Better
    Business Bureau

    5. Small Business Development Center: Call 402-595-2387
    6. American Home Business Association. Call 800-664-2422.
    7. National Association for the Self-Employed. Call 800-232-NASE.
    8. Business Assistance Service (with Department of Commerce) Call
    9. National Business Association. Call 800-465-0440.
    10. Chambers of Commerce and Trade associations — You should
    contact your local Chamber of Commerce, even if only to introduce
    yourself. The Chamber can be a great source of help and contacts.
    One of the ways in which they can help is to suggest an appropriate
    trade association for you to join. The particular trade association
    you would benefit from depends on the nature of your products
    or services.

    Resources for Nonprofits

    1. Contact your Secretary of State and/or state’s attorney
    general’s office and ask for a list of resources
    2. Executive
    Service Corp
    provides experienced consultation in the areas
    of technical and management.
    3. National
    Council of Nonprofit Associations (find your local office and
    call for help)

    4. Contact the local volunteer recruitment organization in your
    community and ask for assistance.
    5. Look in the Yellow Pages of your local telephone directory
    for professional associations. Look for networks or associations
    of organization development practitioners, facilitators, or trainers.
    6. Look in the Yellow Pages of your local telephone directory
    under the categories “Consultant” and “Volunteering.”
    7. Contact local large corporations. They often have community
    service programs and can provide a wide range of management and
    technical expertise. Speak to the head of the Human Resources
    8. Call a local university or college and speak to someone in
    the College of Human Resources, Training, and Development, or Business
    9. Ask other nonprofits (particularly those that have similar
    services and number of staff,) or current clients and ask for
    ideas, contacts, and references.
    10. Ask a retired business person (from a for-profit or nonprofit
    organization). Often, they have facilitated a wide variety of

    Other Sources of Resources

    Free, Online Resources

    See the list of Websites that have extensive, free online
    resources for you

    Consider a Mentor

    See the topic Mentoring

    Form a Study Group

    In the group, members share support and accountabilities to apply new information
    and materials to learn. Here’s a procedure
    to start your group