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Foundation Center

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


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

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.

The Field

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


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.

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.

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.

Gibney Dance