Help available for first time nonprofit grantseekers

Hi Nonprofits: Below you’ll find a wealth of information created by the Foundation Center for first-time grantseekers. These are available from the Foundation Center Website. http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/nonprofits/ Many free courses are available if you register at http://foundationcenter.org/profile/register.jhtml Our Library is an Affiliate Collection with the majority of Foundation Center publications, and online databases (for in-library use […]

How to Approach a Foundation for Nonprofits

The Library is pleased to bring in Caroline Herbert Manager, Multimedia & On-Demand Training at the Foundation Center’s Washington, D.C. office to train us at a free class on how to approach a foundation. Here you will: Learn how to build relationships with foundation prospects and prepare for calls and meetings with funders. From initial […]

Philanthropy News Digest – A Free Service of the Foundation Center

One of the many valuable services that the Foundation Center offers is free access to Philanthropy News Digest (PND). PND is a constantly updated database of grant opportunities, news, and features. You can register, free, with the Foundation Center to get an email when a topic of interest to you is entered at the Foundation […]

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program Invites Entries From Young Volunteers

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program annually honors middle and high school students across the U.S. for helping to improve their communities through volunteer activities. The program’s goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they […]

Supply or die (Submit or quit?) – Filing the 990

By now, nonprofits should be aware of the IRS crackdown on 501(c)3  organizations who did not submit the required 990 form for 3 years. They lost their status as 501(c)3s and could no longer claim to donors that any donations would be tax deductible. This action protected donors from nonprofits who may have ceased business, […]