Severson National Information Center

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Library helps members to continuously learn, improve, and innovate by providing timely access to reliable information and premium content and resources. Through a staff of highly qualified and experienced librarians, members have access to curated and vetted information. 

The Alliance Library puts information at members’ fingertips. It features numerous digital collections on relevant topics for nonprofit human-serving organizations that contain book summaries, full-text articles, and sample policies and procedures.

Browse the library online, and join the discussion on the latest sector resources in myAlliance, the Alliance’s collaboration platform.

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Premium Content

Everything can’t be found with Google. The internet is full of great content, but that doesn’t mean that doesn’t guarantee that is from a reliable source. Eliminate that concern and spend less time wading through incomplete or incorrect information. As a benefit of membership, Alliance members have access to:

Special Collections

The collections are built on years of member information requests and staffed by experienced librarians. Special collections include:

  • Center for Engagement and Neighborhood Building Collection
  • Change in Mind Collection
  • Commitments of High-Impact Nonprofits Collections
  • Librarian Favorite Resources
  • Member Materials Collection
  • Sector Trend Reports

Customized Research

Alliance members have access to librarians’ expertise to supplement their own research capabilities. Ask a librarian for assistance with customized research. Librarians regularly assist with:

  • Accreditation-related questions
  • Literature searches on various program areas
  • Finding sample policies used by other nonprofits
  • Identifying other Alliance members with certain programs or areas of expertise

Research services provided by the library staff are a member-only service but are available for a fee to nonmembers. 

For questions or more information, contact the librarians.

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