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Helpful Websites

If you like to "do it yourself," take advantage of the information you'll find on these helpful websites.

These online resources will help you to learn more about the philanthropic sector, stay abreast of industry news and find potential grant opportunities for your nonprofit.


The industry's news source, updated with daily news and sector data.

 

Resources for grantseekers and grantmakers, including free 990 search and answers to dozens of FAQs about grants and grantseeking.

 

Your source to find and apply for federal grants. Grants.gov does not provide personal financial assistance. To learn where you may find personal help, check Government Benefits, Student Loans and Small Business Start-Up Loans.

 

A membership program that provides resources for grantseekers, including information about federal grant programs, state funding agencies as well as U.S. and international grantmakers.

 

A free database that provides access to more than 1.8 million nonprofits' 990s. A premium (paid) service is also available.

 

A daily news service from the Foundation Center, including news, RFPs and a nonprofit job board.

 

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"Let's Talk Nonprofit" is a blog by Third Sector Consulting that addresses common questions that nonprofits have. Ready? Great! Let's Talk Nonprofit.

How You Should Be Talking To Your Donors
Penelope Burk literally wrote the book on "Donor Centered Fundraising" in 2003. So, the idea of donor-centricity isn't new. What's donor-centricity, you ask? It's organizing everything you do around the wants and needs of your donor. And in nonprofit communications, there's nothing more important than making the message about your donor. Here are some examples of how a lot of nonprofits talk to their donors...and how you should be talking to your donors. (read more)