Sara’s Favorites

Foundation Center

An incredibly comprehensive database of national grants and 990’s. They also offer training programs as well as access to their library.

http://foundationcenter.org

Guidestar

A great resource for prospective donors including access to nonprofit’s 990’s and other pertinent information

http://www.Guidestar.org

Support Center for Nonprofit Management

Offers classes and courses for non-profit leaders in all areas of management to assist with career development and capacity building.

http://www.supportcenteronline.org/

The Field

Fiscal sponsorship for artists and other resources including great classes tailored to help artists succeed.

http://www.thefield.org

Kickstarter

A creative way to fund your project through on-line donations from large groups of people. Must hit your “goal” in order to keep all the money raised.

http://www.kickstarter.com

Making the Ask: How to Ask for Support for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project, or Business Venture by Laura Fredricks

Hands-on, practical advice and guide on asking prospective donors for money.

http://www.amazon.com/Ask-Support-Nonprofit-Creative-Business/dp/0470480947/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321744285&sr=8-1

The Fundraising Planner, A Working Model for Raising the Dollars You Need by Terry & Doug Schaff

A workbook with step-by-step guides for creating a fundraising plan.

http://www.amazon.com/Fundraising-Planner-Jossey-Bass-Nonprofit-Management/dp/0787944351/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330537442&sr=1-1

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