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Association of Fundraising Profesionals logo AFP GA, Greater Atlanta ChapterAssociation of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Atlanta Chapter “promotes professional development, networking and volunteer opportunities for those working in the fundraising arena. With over 500 members, the Greater Atlanta Chapter reflects a cross-section of Atlanta's nonprofit community, as well as the consultants and resource partners who serve our industry. We welcome professionals at all career levels from organizations of all sizes. Each month AFP members and visitors from throughout Atlanta's non-profit community gather for breakfast and hear presentations by funders or other community leaders.”
Blue Avocado Blue AvocadoBlue Avocado, a Magazine of American Nonprofits, is a free online bimonthly newsletter that provides “practical, provacative and fun food-for-thought for nonprofits.” While there are a lot of "experts" trying to tell community-based nonprofits how to operate, we think that there is plenty of wisdom and knowledge among the leaders and staff of the community-based nonprofits themselves. We just need a place through which to share it. Blue Avocado is that place.
image/svg+xml BoardSourceBoardSource is a national organization working to strengthen nonprofit board leadership. "BoardSource engages and supports nonprofit leaders around the globe. Our core offering is a year-round board support program that provides assessment-driven board development. BoardSource offers a wide range of diagnostic tools, educational programs, resources and solutions, and consulting services to strengthen board performance.”
Foundation Center logo Foundation Center South Foundation Center South, Atlanta, is a source of information about philanthropy worldwide. It offers daily, weekly, biweekly and monthly newsletters, plus regional newsletters and training programs to strengthen your skills. It also helps to broaden your network and build connections to others in the field through convenings, meetups and other special events.
Foundation Center also offers a great deal of resources to guide your efforts to build your organization's capacity. Foundation Center has a wealth of knowledge-building tools which are all available to you at no charge when you visit Foundation Center South during our hours of operation—Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. These include:
  • Professional access to Foundation Directory Online (FDO): FDO makes it easy to turn foundations into funders. It's the only resource you need to search for the foundations most likely to give you grants and manage your prospects through to funding.
  • Other proprietary databases to help with your research such as: EBSCO Nonprofit Organization Resource Center for scholarly research, DonorSearch for individual prospecting, and LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations for researching corporate support.
  • A reference library and lending collection. Check out our collection here, or stop by our Center to browse first-hand.
Georgia Center for Nonprofits logo Georgia Center for NonprofitsGeorgia Center for Nonprofits, "Ignite Possible" builds "thriving communities by helping nonprofits succeed. How we do it? We take away the barriers that keep nonprofits from achieving their potential. By delivering a powerful set of performance solutions, insights, tools, resources, and know-how, we ignite the potential inside leaders, organizations, and the sector. We have been conducting our signature study, Leading with Intent, biennially for the past 20 years. It provides important information about current board composition, practices, and performance and charts important trends and changes in board leadership.”
Grants.GOV logo Grants.govGrants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs providing access to more than $500 billion in annual awards. It provides a common website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them. Using the Grants.gov system makes it faster, easier and more cost effective for grant applicants to electronically interact with federal grant-making agencies.
Grants.gov also provides the following key benefits, among many others, to the grant community.
  1. Helping the grant community learn more about available opportunities.
  2. Facilitating interaction with the federal government.
  3. Simplifying the grant application process to save applicants costs, time and hassle.
  4. Making it easier to research and find federal grant opportunities.
  5. Making electronic grant application processing easier.
  6. Providing a secure and reliable source to apply for federal grants.
The Department of Health and Human Services manages the program.
Guide Star logo GuideStarGuideStar gathers and publicizes the world's largest source of information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. Here you can find the most complete, up-to-date nonprofit data available. Nonprofits, keep your GuideStar entry current!
If you care about nonprofits and the work they do, then you're affected by what GuideStar does. GuideStar gathers and disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. It provides as much information as it can about each nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more. It does that so you can take the information and make the best decisions possible. You'll find GuideStar data on its web site, on its many client and partner websites, and in computer applications used by funding entities and private companies that work with nonprofits. If you're new to GuideStar, search the site to find the nonprofit information you need—it's free! A brief history of GuideStar
P The Chronicle of PhilanthropyThe Chronicle of Philanthropy is an independent news organization serving leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and others in the philanthropic enterprise. It provides news in print twelve times a year, updates its website throughout the day, offers advice and provides one of the biggest listings of career opportunities.
Tech Soup logo TechSoup“…connecting your nonprofit, charity, foundation, or public library with technology products and services, plus the free learning resources you need to make informed technology decisions and investments.”
Launched in January 2002, TechSoup.org is a web site serving nonprofits that provides training webinars, community forums and other resources about the use of technology in nonprofit organizations and public libraries. TechSoup partners with Microsoft to distribute Microsoft's product donations globally, and helps to connect nonprofits and libraries to corporate donors such as Adobe, Symantec, Cisco and Intuit. TechSoup.org also verifies the nonprofit status of organizations seeking donations and matches them to the donated technology products they need. more info...