Partners and Funders

Our Partners

Cause Communications

The idea for this site and companion print guide emerged out of conversations between the Center for Nonprofit Management and Hershey Cause Communications, a pioneer nonprofit communications organization. Many thanks to Hershey Cause Communications for collaborating with us on this project.

Hershey Cause Communications is a nonprofit that shares best practices and emerging trends for addressing social issues, utilizing easy-to-understand formats that move ideas from possibility to impact. Part think tank, part doers, they have successfully used research, analysis and consulting to build the capacity of more than 20,000 nonprofit leaders since 1999. Learn more at

Our Funders

The Ahmanson Foundation

This site has been made possible through a generous grant from Ahmanson Foundation. We thank the Foundation for underwriting the development and publication of this much needed resource.

The Ahmanson Foundation serves Los Angeles County by funding cultural projects in the arts and humanities, education at all levels, health care, programs related to homelessness and underserved populations as well as a wide range of human services.

By supporting non-profit organizations that demonstrate sound fiscal management, efficient operation, and program integrity, the Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life and cultural legacy of the Los Angeles community.

S. Mark Taper Foundation

We would also like to thank the The S. Mark Taper Foundation for funding the development of our companion print guide, The 2-Minute Answer Guide: Fast Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

The S. Mark Taper Foundation, founded in 1989, is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in our communities.

Contributor Thanks

Finally, we thank the following individuals for contributing their time and expertise to the development of the content on this site: Rachel Brookhart, Mike Browning, Richard Diaz, Maura Harrington, Howard Levine, Janet Levine, Ron Milam, Patty Oertel, Carmelita Ramirez-Sanchez, William Ramseyer, Arthur Rieman, Bruce Rosen, Lewis Sharpstone, Jennifer Li Shen, Belinda Teitel, Roz Teller, Anne Whatley and Dawn Michelle Wilson.