IMPORTANT WEBSITES 4 NONPROFITS

        Grants

www.grantspace.org Foundation Center site just for grantseekers, includes rfp’s, classes, sample documents, skill resources, etc.

www.foundationcenter.org  The Foundation Center – information on funders, philanthropy trends, nonprofit how-to’s, research reports, news and 990’s.
www.grantgopher.com lists a variety of  rfps/sgas

RFP (Requests for Proposal) announcements: sign up for free weekly subscriptions:
 PND RFP Bulletin at www.foundationcenter.org/newsletters &
                Grant Siren Recap at www.grantwriters.net

Local  Professional Organizations
www.nonprofitservices.org   Nonprofit Services Center - professional development
www.csprc.org  Community Service Public Relations Council
www.afpstl.org Association of Fundraising Professionals, St. Louis Chapter
www.ynpnstl.org Young Nonprofits Professionals Network St. Louis
www.mvma-stl.org Metropolitan Volunteer Management Association
www.nonprofitmissouri.org  Nonprofit Missouri statewide association of nonprofits
www.501connect.com communications medium for local nonprofits
www.slpgc.org St. Louis Planned Giving Council
www.gpastlouis.org Grant Professionals Assn. St. Louis Chapter
http://nfpfma.blogspot.com St. Louis Not-For Profit Financial Management Assn.

www.stl.unitedway.org/get-involved/volunteer  United Way of Greater St. Louis’ platform for securing volunteers for nonprofit projects and governing boards
 
  
Nonprofit Ratings, Finances and 990's
www.charitynavigator.org  (formerly Charity Check) gives financial ratings of charities
www.bbb.org/us/charity  Better Business Bureau  reports complaints about charities
www.nccs.urban.org National Center for Charitable Statistics
www.guidestar.org nonprofit directory and 990’s
www.foundationcenter.org/findfunders/990finder  foundation & nonprofit 990’s
http://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits Propublica’s nonprofit 990 summaries financial reports

Nonprofit Technology
www.idealware.org evaluates nonprofit software
www.techsoup.org technology news and discounted products for nonprofits 
www.nten.org/learn/bytopic technology information

Nonprofit Leadership/ Operations
http://independentsector.org leadership/policy info for charities & institutional donors
www.irs.gov/charities/  user-friencly Internal Revenue Service help for nonprofits
www.ngma.org  National Grants Management Association
http://nonprofit.about.com  free general basic information and links to resources
www.npgoodpractice.org  free Nonprofit Good Practice Guides and resource library
www.pppnet.org Partnership for Philanthropic Planning - planned giving info
www.strengtheningnonprofits.org  free e-learning resources & training plans
www.councilofnonprofits.org network of statewide nonprofit organizations with resources; job listings
www.guidestar.org database directory of nonprofits

Government Grants 

www.grants.gov  clearinghouse for federal grants 

www.usa.gov/Business/Nonprofit.shtml    FirstGov links to information about government grant process, regulations, agencies, etc. 

www.cfda.gov basic information about federal assistance programs including program and project grants.


Demographic Information

www.census.gov   & http://censtats.census.gov/usa/usa.shtml -- census information
www.fedstats.gov  wide range of statistics compiled for the federal government
http://census.missouri.edu  Missouri Census Data Center            



FREE E-Newsletters/Blogs to follow

               
By the Cupwww.techsoup.org
Nonprofit News Updatewww.pbpinfo.com/signupC/ezine.asp
{Centered}www.tgci.com
Fundraising Well and Nonprofit Fiscal Fitness – www.blackbaud.com/nonprofit-resources/newsletters.aspx
Guidestar Monthly -- www.guidestar.org/rxg/news/newsletters/index.aspx
Convio Connectionwww.convio.com/our-research/newsletter
Blue Avocado -- www.blueavocado.org 
Nonprofit News Update -- www.pbpexecutivesummaries.com
Stanford Social Innovation Review nonprofit blog  www.ssireview.org/blog/category/nonprofits
G&FC News -- an occasional e-newsletter from us listing newly available books and upcoming events here at the library – just sign up for our contact list or e-mail kparks@slpl.org


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Grants and Foundation Center
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These websites are suggested and recommended by staff of the Grants and Foundation Center
the St. Louis Public Library’s Foundation Center Funding Information Network partner located at Central Library, 1301 Olive St. St. Louis MO 63103
(314-539-0357)

 
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