The NPA office has an extensive electronic resource library available to you. The following documents and on-line links have been created and/or selected by NPA staff because of popular use. If you do not find what you need or a link is no longer connected, Contact us!
Events and training opportunities outside of NPA
The Alliance for Nonprofit Management is the national association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits - to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission.
AFP West Michigan is a member of AFP International – an association of fundraising professionals with chapters in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Hong Kong. AFP has more than 28,000 members in 185 chapters.
The focus of the CfE is to be a clearing house, providing multiple resources such as access to professionals and/or investment capital to entrepreneurs to help them build their enterprise. That assistance consists of entrepreneurship education and training, details of forming a new business, a commercialization/acceptance of the new product or service, and capitalization of the idea. Located at Miller College, 450 North Avenue, Battle Creek, MI, 269.966.4095
Focus Training is a Battle Creek-based nonprofit education and training organization, whose mission is to anticipate and meet the training needs of our members and customers in the fields of health care, behavioral health, business, education, rehabilitation and justice systems.
More than 10,000 agencies across North America have turned to Grant Writing USA for grant writing and grant management training
The Johnson Center is a university-based academic center serving nonprofits, foundations, and others that seek to transform their communities for the common good, and is adapting constantly to changing conditions. The Center is located in Grand Rapids, MI.
KCC Lifelong Learning is the home for NPA nonprofit training and education. Basic and advanced courses/workshops are now available to the nonprofit community in person or on-line. Registration is simple and Continuing Education Units are offered to all participants.
Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) increases the capacity of Michigan’s nonprofits to serve, strengthen and transform communities. MNA serves all Michigan Nonprofits and is a partner of Nonprofit Alliance.
NEW (Nonprofit Enterprise at Work) helps nonprofits succeed by providing resources, technology, and services that meet the challenges of doing more with less. NEW is located in Ann Arbor, MI.
The Nonprofit Network's mission is to strengthen nonprofit governance and management. The Nonprofit Network is based in Jackson, MI.
ONE (Opportunities for Nonprofit Excellence) Place is a management support organization based in the Public Library in Kalamazoo, MI.
The Kalamazoo Chapter of SCORE offers free counseling, workshops, and other resources to entrepreneurs, small business owners and now nonprofits in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. If you are looking for assistance with the preparation of a business plan, accounting and taxes, marketing, and loan applications, SCORE can help.
Western Michigan University offers a number of opportunities for undergraduates and graduates interested in nonprofit work, including American Humanics certification, minor in Nonprofit Leadership (undergraduate), Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership & Administration, and a Masters in Public Administration degree.