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The Foundation Center

The Berkeley Public Library is a Cooperating Collection of the nationally known Foundation Center. We provide free access to their directories, books, and two electronic databases:  Foundation Directory Online Professional and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online.

Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on organized philanthropy.  They offer free help (email or chat) via their Online Librarian service, which can answer questions about foundations, philanthropy, and fundraising research.


    Training / Consultants

    These groups help with specific needs or projects by placing experienced professionals with nonprofits.  This may be fee-based or free; free consultants are usually volunteers or are grant-funded.  

    Accounting & Legal Services

    Free or low-cost assistance with particular areas of nonprofit management.

    Other Organizations

    These organizations' goals are to support and strengthen nonprofits, and to improve philanthropic work.  See the Training/Consultants box on this page for help with specific needs or projects.  See the Staff Development box for help with career development, continuing education, mentoring, etc.

    • California Association of Nonprofits (CAN)  
      Statewide membership association of almost 2,000 diverse organizations, with a mission to strengthen and expand the professionalism, governance, influence, and effectiveness of California nonprofit organizations.
    • CompassPoint  
      Training, research, and consulting especially in the areas of planning, boards of directors, finance, and executive transition.
    • Northern California Grantmakers (NCG)  
      This is an association for the givers, not the recipients, of grants. With a broad goal of increasing the effectiveness of philanthropy, NCG offers workshops, programs, and referrals to help its members develop their grantmaking skills.

    Staff Development

    These local groups support the growth and career development of workers in the nonprofit sector.  Some are specifically focused on fundraising/development work.

    Finding Volunteers

    These organizations connect volunteers and organizations.  Also, search for local nonprofits in BIN (Berkeley Information Network, from the Library) and Bay Area Progressive Directory, and see the Volunteers section of Craigslist.


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