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Nonprofit Tech 2.0 was created by Heather Mansfield.  Fueled by a strong passion for the Internet, Heather spends her days [and some nights] helping nonprofit organizations utilize the Internet as a tool for social good.  Check out her work here.

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E-philanthropy Resources

The world is full of problems. GlobalGiving is full of solutions. Solutions run by innovative, grassroots projects and organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and hundreds of other amazing things.

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Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community.

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The mGive Foundation fosters social advancement by enabling an environment for mobile technology to create efficiencies, accountability, and communication to extend the reach of the philanthropic community. Visit them here.

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The Mobile Giving Foundation brings the power and reach of mobile phones to nonprofit organizations as a new fundraising and donor interaction mechanism.

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Imagine what the world would be like if every time you were inspired to help someone or something, you could — with just a few clicks of a mouse, anywhere online. That’s the mission of Network for Good.  We make it as easy to donate and volunteer online as it is to shop online, and we make it simple and affordable for all nonprofits, of any size, to recruit donors and volunteers via the Internet.

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Philanthropy News Digest (PND), a daily news service of the Foundation Center, is a compendium, in digest form, of philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide.

Published daily, each PND abstract summarizes the content of, or from, an original article, press or news release, or grantmaker Web site. Each abstract includes a citation of the original news source, which readers of the Digest can use to read the original Web site, or to find a copy of the original article (if abstracted from a print source) through a library or a document delivery service. Sign up for the Philanthropy News Digest newsletter, published on Tuesdays, to get a full week’s news in one place.

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Fundraising Leadership

For 50 years, AFP has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. Learn more about AFP, its activities and people, and how you can be involved at their website.

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BoardSource is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service. BoardSource strives to support and promote excellence in board service, is the premier source of cutting-edge thinking and resources related to nonprofit boards, and engages and develops the next generation of board leaders.

BoardSource provides

  • knowledge and resources for nonprofit leaders through workshops, training, assessment tools, an extensive Web site, and a membership program
  • governance consultants who work directly with nonprofit leaders to design specialized solutions to meet an organization’s needs
  • the world’s largest, most comprehensive selection of material on nonprofit governance, including publications and CDs
  • an annual conference that convenes approximately 900 governance experts, board members, chief executives, and senior staff from around the world to discuss the newest thinking and practices in nonprofit governance.
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Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.  Visit their website to learn more.

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Independent Sector is the leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world. Our nonpartisan coalition of approximately 600 organizations leads, strengthens, and mobilizes the nonprofit and philanthropic community in order to fulfill our vision of a just and inclusive society and a healthy democracy of active citizens, effective institutions, and vibrant communities.

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Grant Resources

Find RFP connects government contractors and government agency buyers. Find RFP is a pioneer in online government purchasing and e-government, and a leader in providing government RFP, government bid and government contract finder and notification services.  Visit them here.

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More Accurate

Updated weekly, Foundation Directory Online provides the most accurate details available on U.S. funders and their grants.

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Over 100,000 U.S. foundations and corporate donors, over 2.4 million recent grants, and over half a million key decision makers.

More Flexible

Five plan levels with monthly, annual, and two-year subscription options. Up to nine comprehensive databases — Grantmakers, Companies, Grants, and 990s, plus five unique databases covering RFPs, philanthropy news, foundation-sponsored publications, nonprofit literature and jobs. Up to 54 search fields including keyword searching — even across all recent IRS 990s.

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Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community.

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Philanthropy News Digest (PND), a daily news service of the Foundation Center, is a compendium, in digest form, of philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide.

Published daily, each PND abstract summarizes the content of, or from, an original article, press or news release, or grantmaker Web site. Each abstract includes a citation of the original news source, which readers of the Digest can use to read the original Web site, or to find a copy of the original article (if abstracted from a print source) through a library or a document delivery service. Sign up for the Philanthropy News Digest newsletter, published on Tuesdays, to get a full week’s news in one place.

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As the U.S. government’s official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.  Visit them here.

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Useful Additional Resources

A list of online fundraising databases for grantseekers and grantmakers.  View it here.

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This Facebook Page is a resource for non-profits and other organizations for social good. We built it to help you harness the power of Facebook and bring positive change to the world.

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The common grant application format has been adopted by groups of grantmakers to allow grant applicants to produce a single proposal for a specific community of funders, thereby saving time.  Find out more information, here.

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The Unified Registration Statement (URS) represents an effort to consolidate the information and data requirements of all states that require registration of nonprofit organizations performing charitable solicitations within their jurisdictions.  Find more information on their website.

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Know the basics to running a capital campaign and determine whether a campaign is right for your organization.

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