Looking for professional development opportunities or resources? Check out the following organizations:

Amhert H. Wilder Foundation: great source for research and data.

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs: good place to find research and resources.

Center for Youth Development: researches and delivers non-formal, out-of-school time youth development programs. 

HandsOn Twin Cities: brings people together to strengthen communities through meaningful volunteer action.

Heading Home Minnesota: a statewide initiative to end homelessness.

MAP for Nonprofits: increases the capacity of nonprofits and provides leadership for effective nonprofit management. 

Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA): resources for professional development and training opportunities.

Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (MPM): builds and supports mentoring programs and partnerships.

Minnesota Campus Compact (MNCC): great source for research and grant opportunities

Minnesota Compass: great source of research and data. 

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN): informs, promotes, and connects individual nonprofits and the nonprofit sector. 

Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF): strengthens and expands philanthropy and provides grant resources. 

Minnesota Literacy Council: literacy services for adults and children.

Minnesota Help Info: provides a statewide directory of community services. 

Nonprofit Tech for Good: information, resources, and webinars on increasing your nonprofit's capacity using technology.

Nonprofit Technology Network: information, resources, and webinars on using technology in a nonprofit setting.

Nonprofits Assistance Fund: a cache of resources and support for nonprofits. 

Volunteer Match: allows organizations to recruit and match volunteers with opportunities and projects. 

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network: provides and promotes opportunities for the development of young nonprofit professionals in Minneapolis-St. Paul. 

Looking to increase your knowledge through online and free courses? Check out these resources:

Khan Academy

NovoEd

University of Minnesota: Office of Equity and Diversity

VISTA Blend