Links & Resources
National Center for Non-profit Boards The National Center for Nonprofit Boards (NCNB) is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening their boards of directors. Through its programs and services, NCNB:
- provides solutions and tools to improve board performance
- acts as convener and facilitator in the development of knowledge about boards
- promotes change and innovation to strengthen governance
- serves as an advocate for the value of board service and the importance of effective governance.
Comm-org is the on-line conference on community organizing and development. The COMM-ORG Mission is
- to help connect people who care about the craft of community organizing.
- to find and provide information that organizers, scholars, and scholar-organizers can use to learn, teach, and do community organizing.
- to involve all COMM-ORG members in meeting those goals.
Rocky Mountain Institute is an entrepreneurial, nonprofit organization that fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources to create a more secure, prosperous, and life-sustaining world.
The Foundation Center's mission is to support and improve institutional philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field and helping grantseekers succeed. Founded in 1956, the Center is the nation's leading authority on institutional philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.
Helping.org is an easy-to-use, one-stop online resource designed to help people find volunteer and giving opportunities in their own communities and beyond.
Inequality.org. News, information and expertise on the divide in income, wealth and health. We are a network of journalists, writers and researchers trying to look beyond conventional economics and its notions of prosperity and progress.
The Community Foundation of Tompkins County is a newly created organization to encourage and develop local, sustainable philanthropy for a broad range of community efforts. I'm a member of the Foundation's board of directors.
Citizen Advisory Committees: A guide for members and potential members. This excellent pamphlet by Alan J. Hahn is out of print. Cornell Media Services has given me permission to reproduce it here.
Susan Lerner is my wife and partner in consulting and training. She's a trained social worker offering personal counseling to individuals and couples.
Eric Lerner, Ph.D.
Community & Organizational Development
504 South Plain Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Page updated October 23, 2001