The following are helpful resources for both nonprofit organizations and individuals or families interested in learning more about philanthropy. If you’d like to learn more about any of the following or to discuss a specific area of interest in foundation management, please contact our offices.
Philanthropic Associations & Affinity Groups
Chronicle of Philanthropy: The leading news source, in print and online, for nonprofit leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.
Council on Foundations: A national organization that advocates, organizes conferences, and provides services to foundations of all sizes and types.
Environmental Grantmakers Association: Supports member organizations in grantmaking that protects the environment and its inhabitants.
Northern California Grantmakers: A regional group that offers educational opportunities and briefings to individual donors and foundations based in Northern California.
Resources for Nonprofit Organizations
California Teleconnect Fund (CTF): A State program that provides a 50% discount on Internet and phone services for nonprofit organizations, schools, libraries, and hospitals. The application is simple and the approval process is fairly quick. For more information, you can contact Lincoln Miller at Lincoln.Miller@corp.sonic.net.
Excess Access: Matching nonprofit needs with corporate or individual donations of goods, and you can even recycle used computer equipment through this site.
Foundation Center: A great resource for grantseekers: find information on foundations, a short course on proposal writing, and find out the location of the nearest library where you can access their extensive database, FC Search, for free. Read their Key Facts on Family Foundations report.
Good 360: Matching nonprofit needs with corporate or individual donations of goods.
Mary’s List: Mary’s List was created by Mary Gregory, of Pacific Foundation Services, as a way for nonprofits to connect with qualified consultants and for consultants to connect with each other.