Web Resources for the Savvy Fundraiser


Foundations / Corporations & Proposals:
The Foundation Center
The Council on Foundations
Community Foundation locator: http://www.communityfoundationlocator.org/search/index.cfm
Stop using Jargon in your proposals: http://www.emcf.org/pub/jargon/index.htm
Easy to follow site on the grant proposal process: http://www.grantproposal.com

Planned Giving:
The National Committee on Planned Giving: www.ncpg.org
The American College: http://www.actec.org
Conrad Teitell’s Planned Giving Site: http://www.taxwisegiving.com/index.html
Philanthropy Calculator: http://pcalc.ptec.com/hosts/978646669/simpleMenu.html
Leave a Legacy (Planned giving): http://www.leavealegacy.org

Nationwide Resources:
The Chronicle of Philanthropy: www.philanthropy.com
Board Source – resources for non-profits: www.boardsource.org
Charity Channel’s on-line listservs for novice fundraisers (includes major gifts review): http://www.charitychannel.com/
Non-Profit Basics: http://www.nonprofitbasics.org
The Association for Fundraising Professionals: www.afpnet.org
Internet Nonprofit center: http://www.nonprofits.org/npofaq/

Regional Resources:
New York – Technology assistance: www.npowerny.org
Washington, DC – Classes, fundraising, leadership: www.hotsalsa.org
Maryland Association of Non-profits: www.mdnonprofit.org
Midwest: http://www.donorsforum.org

Other useful websites:
Social Security Death Index: http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/
Directory of Organizations: www.guidestar.org
Provides a listing on on-line fundraising credit card processing and set-up: http://www.nonprofits.org/npofaq/misc/990804olfr.html
Women and Philanthropy: http://www.women-philanthropy.org/
Prospect Researching through the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement: http://www.aprahome.org/researchlinks/index.html
Prospect Researching links for Northwestern University: http://pubweb.nwu.edu/~cap440/bookmark.html
Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University: http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/index.htm


LWVUS Convention, June 2004