The Resources You Need to Run An Exceptional Nonprofit

NPO.lib is your library of courses, resources and templates to teach skills that build your capacity and apply your expert understanding of your community to serve your beneficiaries

Does this sound like you?

Is there a need in your community for a nonprofit and want to do something, but don’t know where to start?

 

Now that you have become a registered nonprofit, you feel overwhelmed by the massive amount of stuff it seems like you have to do and want some direction?

 

Have you been working in the nonprofit sector for a while and wonder if it should still be this stressful?

If it does, don’t worry. You are not alone…

There are so many conflicting resources out there about what is best for a nonprofit. They all discuss what you should expect, what you should do and what software you should use, all without knowing what you actually go through day to day.

 

Each NPO tackles a different issue for a different group of people in a different community in a different way. One size fits all does not work with nonprofits.

 

You are the expert on what you do. You know your community, the issues, and your beneficiaries. Everyone who understands the issues they face has the answers to your own questions but what they lack is a framework to apply that understanding to.

NPO.lib teaches you apply your expert knowledge of the issues you face to sound nonprofit business tactics and frameworks

NPO.lib is your essential resource for the education, support and advice you need for planning, building and growing an effective nonprofit organization

But what do you get?

Online Courses And Trainings

Gain access to the ever-expanding course library that works great for individual learning or group learning with a board

Member Only Resources And Templates

Download checklists, templates and other resources to save you time and energy

Growing Nonprofit Community

Talk to other nonprofit members, share ideas, give feedback and discuss weekly topics

Live Webinars and Peer Review Calls

Get your questions answered with access to our insight each month on small group discussion calls

Prioritized Access To Consulting

Members get first dibs on our time along with a 25% discount on all consulting fees with Reed Community Consulting

Discounts and Perks

Benefit from the growing list of hard fought discounts and opportunities available to build your capacity

Want to see how each one of these facets works to make you a better nonprofit professional? Check out the Countdown To NPO.lib blog series where we talk about each one of these in greater detail!

Why Choose NPO.lib?

We Are Listening To You

You tell us what you want to learn about. You have enough to deal with without also trying to understand of a bunch of articles on the internet that vaguely make sense

You Are The Expert

You understand the issues you face better than anyone. We teach concepts in a way that allows you to apply your understanding of the issues you face to create the biggest impact

Community Mentorship

Sometimes the best thing to do is to talk with people who know what you go through. We provide a forum to interact with other nonprofit professionals to bounce ideas around, mentor each other and sympathize

You Have A Hard Job

We have worked in the nonprofit sector for over 10 years in multiple countries and everyone we have helped faces similar issues. We want to make your job easier for you and we have the resources to help

Constantly Torn

On the one hand, you have a community to help. On the other, you have to spend time writing reports and appealing for funding. We help clarify how one impacts the other and how you can use both to benefit each other

Stuff You Didn't Know You Didn't Know

How do you learn about the things you don’t know you should know? We discuss the deeper aspects and theory of nonprofits in a way that makes sense to you and how you can use that knowledge to your advantage

You are a few steps away from your membership with NPO.lib!

First, select your membership:

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you keep asking us what we want to learn. Aren't you supposed to be the expert?
We are in the beginning stages of building and growing NPO.lib. As our nonprofit community of members grows, we want to make sure we are meeting your most pressing needs first. While we have a few ideas about what you could use support with, we would love your feedback to make sure we are on the right track. Your input will directly impact the construction of this membership and we would love for you to leave your mark as we grow.
Why are the prices in US Dollars?
Dues are in US Dollars for two reasons: Reed Community Consulting (the creator of NPO.lib) is based in the US and pays taxes there. Many of the service providers that we get discounts for also do their business in US Dollars too, so it is easier for us to deal with technically.
What does this mean for my member dues?
Because member dues will stay constant for the US Dollar, rates for those paying and converting from a local currency may change from month to month slightly due to inflation. The fluctuations should not be drastic but, if this concerns you, there are a few things you can do:

 

  1. Get the annual membership so you only pay once per year and the conversion will have less of an effect on you
  2. Check the conversion rates before your next payment is due. If, due to inflation, dues go beyond what you are able to pay, you can pause your membership until the conversion goes back to your price range
Is a NPO.lib membership worth it if I don't have a nonprofit yet?
Absolutely! The planning phase is the best time to implement a solid framework that will grow with your organization. Many of the issues we see arising in older nonprofits come from their poor handling of early issues or the misunderstanding of purpose. When you build a building on a bad foundation, you are bound to have some difficulties later on.
Do you offer a refund if we have tried the content and don't think its for us?
We offer a no-questions-asked refunds to all customers within 15 days of your purchase. If you are not satisfied with our product, then simply send us an email and we will refund your purchase right away. Our goal is to create content that meets the needs of our members. If you are not thrilled with the membership or are not enjoying the experience, then we have no interest in forcing you to stay an unhappy member. Just make sure you give everything a try first to make sure you don’t want to continue!
What types of discounts are available to members of NPO.lib?
We are constantly seeking new opportunities and discounts for our members. At this moment, we have a 50% discount on GrantStation, a repository of grants available in the United States as well as a number of resources on applying for grants.
Is content drip fed or is it all available right away?
All content is available right away. We understand that your time is precious to you so we don’t screw around with making content available. Each member of NPO.lib is different and is at a different stage in their journey. We try to be as flexible and sensitive to that fact and allow you to self pace yourself. Some courses and modules do have prerequisites, but we use that restriction sparingly.
Why is there a fee?
We firmly believe that you get what you pay for. Paying to access our library of courses, templates and resources ensures that you are committed to completing courses and learning. It also ensures that we are motivated to continue producing content that is meeting your needs and solving your problems. It is hard for us to justify putting so much time and effort into creating content that truly builds your capacity if, in the process, we can’t afford to keep producing it.
Money is tight this month, can we pause our membership with NPO.lib?
Absolutely! You have bills to pay, programs to fund, and staff to keep happy. We have been in your shoes. We know stuff comes up and you need to shuffle funds sometimes. Your education and support is our first priority so you can pause your membership whenever you need to without loosing your place in your courses and preferences. Whenever you are ready to come back, log in and you will be taken to a page to unpause right away!
I can't afford the membership fees, do you offer discounts?
We very rarely offer discounts. These are the lowest rates we can charge without making it difficult for us to continue producing content. We suggest that you search for small capacity building or professional development grants and take a stab at applying for some. Keep your eyes open for a free resource by us on applying for these grants.