Non-Profit and Low-Profit Resource Websites
The following sites offer great resources for non-profit and low-profit ventures:
Americans for Community Development is coalition of organizations that is working with legislators around the country promoting the passage of L3C (low-profit limited liability company) acts. They are dedicated to bringing for profit metrics and financing to as many social enterprises as possible as a means to achieve socially beneficial goals. By coordinating a mix of private foundation support, commercial investment, and other sources of investment, use of an L3C furthers the accomplishment of a charitable purpose while minimizing the overall risk for investors, encouraging economic development investment and acting as a catalyst for social change.
Their website has a collection of valuable background information about the history and status of the relatively new L3C structure.
SVN.org - The Social Venture Network is a nonprofit network committed to building a just and sustainable world through business. SVN promotes new models and leadership for socially and environmentally sustainable business in the 21st century. They champion this effort through initiatives, information services and forums that strengthen the community and empower members to work together on behalf of their shared vision.