RESOURCES

BOOKS



PODCASTS



WEBINARS



WHITE PAPERS



BOOKS



PODCASTS



WEBINARS



WHITE PAPERS



We establish partnerships with our clients and are eager to help overcome any challenges they’re facing, even if it falls outside of our “official” scope of services. Check out the links below to find insights, resources, and services your organization may find useful in achieving growth and success. You’ll also find our Strategic Partners on this page. These are firms with which we have established strong relationships through the years and can confidently recommend.

 

Resources

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Recommended Reading
Don’t Do It: Don’t Start a Nonprofit – This may not be what you wanted to hear but it’s an important point of view to keep in mind when deciding the best way to move forward.

Starting a Charity? Here’s What to Do, and What Not to Do – Starting a nonprofit is hard work. This article examines four common mistakes people make when starting a charity and how you can avoid them.

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Recommended Reading
Charitable Solicitation Registration– Being registered with the IRS is not enough to begin fundraising. Many states regulate fundraising activities. It’s important to know the laws in your state. The National Council of Nonprofits has put together a great primer with links to additional resources.

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Recommended Reading
Candid – They maintain a comprehensive database on U.S. and global grantmakers and their grants. Access is subscription based.

GrantStation.com – They help identify potential funding sources for your programs and projects as well as providing resources to mentor your nonprofit through the grantseeking process. Access is membership based.

Marketing & Website Development

25 years providing creative communications for nonprofits. Clients think of ECI as their outsourced creative department and partner.

Specializing in the economic development industry, services include content and strategy, web development, marketing, lead generation, and PlaceVR.

Specializing in the economic development industry, services include brand profiling research, community branding/logos, websites, public relations, email marketing, video, social media, and brochures.

Strategic Planning

Services include economic development strategic planning facilitation, economic base analysis, targeted industry and cluster analysis, supply chain analysis, workforce assessment, real estate market opportunity analysis, financial feasibility analysis, and more.

Services include economic development strategic planning, product development, organizational development, economic impact analysis, and the proprietary Certified Entrepreneurial Community® program.

Other Nonprofit Services

Using Google Ad Grants as a marketing pillar, Cause Inspired Media develops relevant and powerful digital marketing campaigns for nonprofits to ensure they have the power to enact meaningful change in their missions.

Highly-respected construction firm specializing in challenging projects for healthcare, faith-based, education, senior care, and community nonprofits.

Specializing in the economic development industry, services include economic development software and advisory services.

The go-to resource for finding products and services for your economic development organization (EDO).