Waco Foundation encourages nonprofits to review the helpful resources listed below. 


BoardSource® is dedicated to advancing public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service.

BoardSource® provides:

  • Knowledge and resources for nonprofit leaders through workshops, training, assessment tools, an extensive website and a membership program
  • Governance consultants who work directly with nonprofit leaders to design specialized solutions to meet an organization's needs
  • The world’s largest, most comprehensive selection of material on nonprofit governance
  • An annual conference that convenes approximately 900 governance experts, board members, chief executives and senior staff from around the world to discuss the newest thinking and practices in nonprofit governance

Website: www.boardsource.org

CNM Connect

As one of the nation's leading management support organizations, CNM Connect brings the most current tools for best practices in nonprofit management to thousands of nonprofit boards, staff and volunteers each year.

The mission of CNM Connect is to build stronger communities by increasing the performance and impact of nonprofit organizations and ultimately visioning transformation of the nonprofit sector to create and enhance vital, caring communities.

Website: www.cnmconnect.org

Mission Capital

Mission Capital is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to strengthening the performance and impact of nonprofits in the central Texas area. The organization provides a variety of low cost or no cost services and resources including management consultation, professional development workshops and conferences, in-depth data/research findings, and meeting facilitation.

Website: www.missioncapital.org

Nonprofit Finance Fund®

Nonprofit Finance Fund® is one of the nation's leading community development financial institutions (CDFI). The organization makes loans to nonprofits and works to encourage financial investment in the sector by providing a continuum of financing, consulting, and advocacy services to nonprofits and funders nationwide. In addition to loans and lines of credit, Nonprofit Finance Fund® organizes financial training workshops and performs business analyses and custom services.

Website: www.nonprofitfinancefund.org

The Standards for Excellence® for Nonprofits

The Standards for Excellence® program provides a model for how the most well managed and responsibly governed nonprofits operate. The newly expanded voluntary certification program provides nonprofit organizations across the country with the opportunity to demonstrate that the Standards have been implemented in their own organization.

Website: www.standardsforexcellenceinstitute.org