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Nonprofit Resources was formed with the idea that all nonprofits, large or small, need and deserve a professional staff at an affordable price. Incorporated in 2007, we're grounded in the experience of President Kristin Bennett’s 27 years as an Executive Director, and built as a team of specialists to serve all types of nonprofits. Nonprofit Resources employs all levels of executive, program, and administrative staff with a broad range of experience to meet your needs.


Appreciating Nonprofit Experts

I attended a lunch meeting hosted by the South Dakota Association of Fundraising Professionals today.  Sometimes educational activities are hard to make time for.  But I can't think of a single time I didn't come away glad I attended.  We coach our clients to continue professional development in their respective trade or field, and I always remind myself that nonprofit folks are not off the hook on this either.

Hats off to SDAFP, and SD Community Foundation, Andrew Knutson, Ronda Gusinski, and all the other folks who work hard to make a networking group valuable.   And THANKS to the SD governing bodies for updating the 1960's SD Nonprofit Corporation Act.  Can't wait to see your final version!

Hope to see you all tomorrow for the morning continuing education seminar!


“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” ― Dean Karnazes

A friend brought a good cause to our attention the other day, and we read up on it.  Then we donated.  There's a lot of need for services and support to help the Lakota people, and causes that target Lakota kids especially hit home.  Take a moment to read up on what Robert's trying to do, and then support Robert's Run as he helps Rural America Initiatives' Capital Campaign to replace their Head Start center.  The issues faced on and off reservations are heartbreaking, overwhelming, and frustrating.  We often feel like there's not much we can do - but then someone like Robert comes along and reminds me we can all do something!  CLICK HERE to help Robert raise $5,000.

building dreams for succeeding generations of Lakota youth

Robert, a member of the Black Hills Runners Club since 2012, describes himself as “…not an elite runner; I’m a goal-oriented, middle of the pack, late-bloomer runner.” This will be his final 100 mile ultramarathon, “I enjoy running the Ultra distances and the training discipline they require to be physically and mentally prepared. My final personal goal is to complete the Black Hills 100 Mile Ultra trail marathon on June 26th and 27th, 2015. This event is special to me as I will be running to help raise money for the children of Rural America Initiatives, (RAI) and the Capital Campaign. RAI is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. The Early Head Start and Head Start children currently occupy outdated modular buildings geographically separated throughout the Rapid City community. All proceeds will go to the Capital Campaign and a new 28,500 foot Head Start facility.”


Local Folks with Global Vision

Thanks to media outlets (KOTA) who care enough to feature the good work of nonprofit organizations, we've become aware of a great event this weekend to benefit Bridges of Hope.  I had never heard of this group of inspired people, but am impressed with the entrepreneural spirit it took to found and grow this venture.  They prove that you don't have to be part of a large international organization to make a real difference in the lives of people suffering poverty worldwide.  Hats off to Bridges of Hope.  See you Saturday night!



Rapid City Urban Orchard Spring Planting

Loving what we do and doing what we love.  Meaningful work is even more fun when in the company of friends.  It was nice to see so many from SDSMT show up to help out, and all the families who brought their kids out.  Teaching youth about giving is so important!   Honeycrisp apples, pears and peaches for anyone who needs and wants them.  What an inspired project, and what a great group of volunteers!


Champions of Charitable Work

Working with nonprofits, we come across inspirational people and stories all the time.  I believe the key to meaningful giving is to find a way to use the talents you have for good.  Every time I hear (from my mother) what her church group is working on, it reminds me that everyone can do something, and no talent should go unused.  Things that may seem small in our privileged society can make a world of difference to someone less fortunate.  So this posting is dedicated to the church ladies in Wisconsin who sew for White Cross among other projects.  They whip up everything from cute dresses, to little boy shorts and baby clothes, to sanitary napkins and bandages.  They do so without expectation of thanks, and without much recognition. These are the everyday heroes who are at the very heart and meaning of charitable giving.  They not only improve the lives of those living in poverty, they inspire others around them to do good as well;  I see that my sister is now joining in the fun, and has committed to making six uniforms for the William Deng Foundation (@wkdeng).







There's a 99-year-old woman named Lillian Weber who's involved with a charity called Little Dresses for Africa. About three years ago, she started making one dress a day to send to girls there, and said her goal was to make a THOUSAND by the time she turned a hundred years old.  Well, her 100th birthday is coming up in May and just reached her goal last Thursday, about two months ahead of schedule. After she finished her 1,000th dress, she started making the NEXT one, and doesn't plan on stopping.  She says she mainly does it to help the girls, but also wants people to know that senior citizens can still make a big impact. The woman who founded the charity is named Rachel O'Neill, and she's planning to fly to Iowa for Lillian's birthday, so she can thank her in person.
Keep sewing - you are the real champions of charitable giving!