ardentCause exclusively serves the nonprofit industry.  Despite scarce resources, facing big challenges, those who "do good" can accomplish even more with the right technology tools and technology assistance.

ardentCause delivers  software solutions and services to both foundations, and the charitable organizations they fund, to help them make the most accurate decisions, efficiently grow, build capacity, and fulfill their missions. 

Here are some links to excellent resources of benefit to nonprofits.  These will continuously be updated, so check back in the future.


To meet major challenges faced by nonprofits and their funders, the easy online CauseEffectz solution helps grant-making foundations and nonprofits measure significant program outcomes; continuously communicate results to grantors and donors; and visualize the future. It has been designed with the non-technical user in mind, so CauseEffectz saves time and helps staff become even more productive. 

Everyone makes better decisions using CauseEffectz

Stakeholders see easily-viewed dashboards, complemented by  success stories conveyed through pictures.  Program reports are continuously updated, and results are measured, monitored and shared.  Precious time is saved and resources are conserved.  Fundraising becomes much easier.


Non-Profit News

Are you interested in creating relationships that will lead to future career opportunities?  Would you like to sit down with an experienced nonprofit or philanthropic executive?  If the answer is yes, register for “Passing the Leadership Baton,” a dynamic, full-day workshop, March 25 in Detroit. Designed to improve your knowledge of the nonprofit sector, this […]
The Michigan Nonprofit Association houses a Civic Engagement AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program through which 30 VISTAs throughout the state of Michigan build the capacity of local organizations in efforts to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.  Our MNA*VISTAs work in conjunction with Michigan Campus Compact, Volunteer Centers of Michigan, and The […]
Michigan Nonprofit Association and Michigan Campus Compact are happy to welcome Robin Lynn Grinnell as the new Executive Director of Michigan Campus Compact. Robin started her new role at the beginning of December. Robin’s career in the nonprofit sector includes a combination of consulting projects and professional staff positions.  Most recently, Robin served as Vice […]
Friends and Partners of Michigan Nonprofit Association, I am certain many of you, like me, were listening intently to the Governor’s State of the State.  Governor Snyder described Michigan as the “Comeback State” as he provided the many accomplishments over his term.  He provided a solid list of priorities for the state that no doubt […]
Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday season! It seems our year is off to a great start , due in part to a wonderful development occurring late last year during the holiday season. The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) completed an overhaul of federal grant policies and procedures […]
MNA is happy to welcome Nellie Tsai as the new Director of The LEAGUE Michigan. Nellie started her new role with MNA on December 2. Nellie comes to MNA with management experience in development and program management, as well as operational strategy experience in charter schools in New York. An AmeriCorps alum, Nellie served in […]
MNA is happy to welcome Mike Rafferty as the new Director, Metro Detroit Partnership. Mike started his new role with MNA in October. Mike, a Detroit native and accomplished development professional, comes to MNA from the Wayne County Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE), where he was responsible for the development of a retention program and the […]
We all know about the rush for rock-bottom prices on “Black Friday,” the growing movement to support “Small Business Saturday,” and the online shopping frenzy on “Cyber Monday.” But did you know that the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is known as Giving Tuesday? It’s a great chance for people to come together to make a charitable impact during […]
Thanks to the generous support of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, MNA was proud to be able to sponsor 15 national service members to attend the 2013 SuperConference. These members, representing both AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps*VISTA programs in West Michigan, brought their passion for fighting poverty and transforming communities to SuperConference, and enriched […]
As part of our SuperConference Social Media Fellowships, students from the Grand Valley State University School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration were asked to provide blog content detailing their SuperConference experiences and reflections. Below are some of their thoughts. Several of our Fellows attended the pre-conference session, Developing and Engaging Diverse Leadership, presented by Paul […]

Nonprofits can learn from Groupon’s Super Bowl ad controversy.

Young nonprofit blog writers use their online influence to spread new ideas.

A critic suggests that the Nike Foundation’s effort to spur investment in the well-being of girls may not be so great for womankind.

Two consultants offer their picks of the smartest and silliest giving ideas of 2010.

A petition by a group called the Disaster Accountability Project raises questions about whether aid groups could have done more to prevent Haiti’s cholera epidemic.

GiveWell, a charity-evaluation group, presents a way for donors to vet charities on their own.

Billionaire Warren Buffett says he expects other wealthy people to agree to give away at least half of their money, but nobody has signed onto the pledge since August.

The philanthropy of the financier George Soros has come under attack from Glenn Beck, the Fox News host.

Some philanthropists don’t think about giving to specific causes, but rather about the impact their gifts will have, says an adviser to donors.

A writer at Foreign Policy’s Web site takes a second look at Nicholas Kristof’s spotlight on “do-it-yourself” international aid.

CauseEffectz Stories

 CauseEffectz  gives nonprofits the ability to measure and visualize their achievements,  and helps communicate their successes to the world, as easily as taking a picture with a phone.  An an example, here is the feed from our internal CauseEffectz deployment - our volunteer stories - automatically updated to this website with every new activity.

More fun at ardentCause's Birthday Party
ardentCause : Strategic Objectives
Fri, Jul 18, 2014
Happy 5th Birthday, ardentCause!
ardentCause : Strategic Objectives
Fri, Jul 18, 2014
Some of our favorite customers helping us celebrate
Kia's Birthday!
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Tue, Jul 1, 2014
Trip to Lansing
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Tue, Jun 10, 2014
Gino and Uriah at the Michigan House of Representatives.
Rosemary and John at Formula SAE!
ardentCause : Strategic Objectives
Tue, May 20, 2014
Formula SAE is a competition for college students who design, build and race formula cars at Michigan International Speedway. The kids are amazing and the event is stupendous!
CauseEffectz Training
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Mon, May 12, 2014
Michele and Jenn from the Runaway and Homeless Youth Regional Alliance attend a training at ardentCause in Troy.
Rosemary at LTU!
ardentCause : Strategic Objectives
Fri, May 9, 2014
Rosemary is a case judge at LTU's School of Business
Blessings in a Backpack
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Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Nancy and other volunteers help pack backpacks of food at MacDowell Elementary in Detroit.
Destination Imagination State Finals
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Sat, Apr 5, 2014
John and Rosemary at CMU for Michigan Affiliate Finals
Rosemary and John DO Destination Imagination!
ardentCause : Strategic Objectives
Sun, Mar 2, 2014
Office Strategy Session
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Mon, Feb 24, 2014
Gino and Rosemary control the board for an all company strategy session
Yoga Rocks Ford Field
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Sat, Feb 22, 2014
Nancy and her daughter participated in a record setting Yoga event, (over 2300 people) benefitting the Yoga By Design Foundation, a local non profit that brings yoga to underserved communities