The uniqueness of the nonprofit sector lies in its mission to serve the common good. It does so by mobilizing a wide range of resources and support from the community – including the support of engaged citizens like you.
When you think about the causes you care most about, it’s likely that there’s a nonprofit working on it. Learn more about our nonprofit members and how they are addressing community needs and enhancing the vitality of our state.
Just as the communities we live in rely on nonprofits, those nonprofits also rely on the community to support their mission. There are many ways you can become involved. Below are some resources to get you started.
Nonprofits use donations to sustain the organization and provide programs and services to meet their missions.
NH Gives—an initiative of the NH Center for Nonprofits—is designed to bring the state together as one community, raising as much money and awareness as possible for New Hampshire's nonprofits within a 24-hour, flash-mob of giving.
The NH Center for Nonprofits maintains a list of active nonprofit members. Check out their member profiles and websites to learn more about their missions.
GuideStar USA, Inc. is an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. In 2010, their database contained over 5 million IRS Forms 990 on 1.9 million organizations.
The mission of the Charitable Trusts Unit is to protect the public's interest in the property and assets committed to charitable purposes in the State through effective registration, education, and enforcement. They maintain a list of all nonprofits that are registered with the state of NH to receive charitable donations.
Volunteer activities are varied and can range from hands on activities, such as stuffing envelopes, to serving on a governing board and everything in between. Nonprofits often look to leverage the skills of their volunteers—such as finance, marketing, technology.
The Hoffman-Haas Fellowship strives to populate NH nonprofit boards with inspired, prepared and ready-to-engage new leaders who can bring a solid grounding in board essentials and serve as an infusion of energy for existing boards. Learn more about engaging with this program as a Fellow, Mentor, or sponsor.
Volunteer NH is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the tradition of service in New Hampshire. Find volunteer opportunities through their online database.
Advocacy is about promoting an issue or a cause—it can influence public opinion as well as public policy. There are many ways for people to work with nonprofit organizations to help them advance their cause. You can start by checking out the organization's website and newsletters to learn about key issues and ways in which you can take action.
Bolder Advocacy promotes active engagement in democratic processes and institutions by giving nonprofits and foundations the knowledge and tools to advocate effectively and by protecting their right to do so.
The Stand for Your Mission campaign is an ongoing effort to build awareness about the importance of board advocacy to advance an organization's mission.
Alliance for Justice is the leading expert on the legal framework for nonprofit advocacy efforts, providing definitive information, resources, and technical assistance that encourages organizations and their funding partners to fully exercise their right to be active participants in the democratic process.