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capacityThe Nonprofit Good Practice Guide, a free online resource, captures and organizes good practices for nonprofits and foundations.

There are thousands of effectiveness-building tips and resources on topics including:

  • Accountability and Evaluation;
  • Advocacy;
  • Communications and Marketing;
  • Foundations and Grantmaking;
  • Fundraising and Financial Sustainability;
  • Governance;
  • Management and Leadership;
  • Staff Development and Organizational Capacity;
  • Technology; and
  • Volunteer Management.

Source: National Council of Nonprofits

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dollar1The Foundation Center is one the nation’s best resources for grant seekers. It’s a great place to start your search for potential funders, because the Center has profiles on some 80,000 grant makers, detailing their areas of interest, grant history, and other pertinent information.

Grant seekers can visit one of the libraries (located in Washington, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Cleveland) and use the substantial resources. The Foundation Center also makes print, CD-ROM, and online editions of its resources available for purchase, with prices beginning at $19.95 a month for an online subscription.

But, the Foundation Center can do much more than help you identify funding sources. A wide variety of basic, intermediate, and advanced online and classroom trainings are available year-round. In addition, an array of informational resources can be accessed via the organization’s Web site. To learn more or to start finding potential funders, visit http://foundationcenter.org.

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Community foundations are tax-exempt public charities serving thousands of people who share a common concern — improving the quality of life in a specific geographic area. A community foundation has an independent board that is broadly representative of the public interest and it maintains diverse grants programs that are not limited in scope. In addition to awarding grants, these foundations often play a leadership role in their communities, serve as a resource for grant information, broker training, and provide technical assistance for local nonprofits.

The following link provides a searchable database of over 700 U.S. community foundations, complete with contact information including Web sites and email addresses. The database is provided by the The Grantsmanship Center. Don’t forget to bookmark this resource! Here is the link!

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