State & Local Programs

Program Governance

Effective program governance increases program efficiency, reduces risk managment concerns, instills faith in donors and volunteers and, ultimately, improves services to abused and neglected children. National CASA offers the following resources to enhance your program operation.

Ways to Make Committees Work Effectively

Boards on the Fault Line

Committee Guidelines

Ways to Make Committees Work Effectively

Preparation for a Meeting


Web Resources: organizations build effective nonprofit boards

Board Builders: Information on fundraising, governance and philanthropy

BoardnetUSA: Connects nonprofits to new leaders

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services:A consulting, research and training organization providing nonprofits with management  tools, strategies and resources

Independent Sector: Leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs

Management Assistance Program: Free management library

Maryland Association of NonProfit Organizations: Programs, services and tools to help nonprofits prosper

National Alliance for Nonprofit Management: Promotes quality in nonprofit capacity building.

National Council of Nonprofit Associations: Helps small and midsize nonprofits achieve greater impact in their communities

 Nonprofit Risk Management Center: Provides consulting, training, online tools and a library

Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management/Leader to Leader Institute: Helps social sector organizations achieve excellence in performance and community building.

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