DCNP Philanthropy Center
Free Workshop: Introduction to Prospect Research
On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Nick Ammerman from Donors Forum will be at the DeKalb Public Library to present this free workshop for nonprofits, although everyone is welcome to attend. The workshop takes place 10:30am-12:00pm in the library's meeting room on the lower level. Registration is required.
For more information and to register click on Donors Forum Introduction to Prospect Research
Foundation Directory Online Free
The Foundation Center has launched Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Free, an online tool that replaces Foundation Finder offering free access to basic information about grant makers.
Foundation Directory Online Free, or FDO Free for short, includes basic profiles of nearly 90,000 U.S. foundations. Users can search by name, EIN, and location (state, county, city, metro area, congressional district, and ZIP code).
Profiles include a foundation's background, purpose and activities statement, program area(s), fields of interest, financial data, and 990-PFs. The programs and interests fields are not searchable, but those fields appear in the profiles. Keyword searching across all 990-PFs is included.
While users of FDO Free can use this tool from any computer or mobile device, they will need to either subscribe to the database or visit the DCNP Philanthropy Center in order to do prospect research and compile funder lists.
FDO Free can be found at Foundation Directory Online Free
Foundation Center Online Training
For a nominal fee, The Foundation Center offers a number of online training courses for nonprofits, including self-paced eLearning workshops and live webinars. For more information on these courses and webinars visit Foundation Center Marketplace
The DCNP Philanthropy Center is a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center.
The Cooperating Collection includes electronic databases and print resources on starting a nonprofit, careers in nonprofits, fundraising, investigating corporate giving, nonprofit management, grant writing, and grant maker directories.
The collection is open to the public during regular library hours.
DeKalb Public Library reference librarians are available to assist with the print collection and the databases. Orientation and training sessions on how to use the collection will be scheduled throughout the year.
For more information contact:
Reference Department Manager and
Cooperating Collection Supervisor
Electronic Databases Magazines
Foundation Directory Online The Nonprofit Times
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Philanthropy In/Sight Crain's Chicago Business
GrantSpace is a free service of The Foundation Center. It offers information and resources to meet the needs of nonprofits including tutorials on nonprofit funding, grant writing and nonproft management.
Philanthropy Center Partners of DeKalb Public Library