Overview of Board Fundraising
From the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, Q&As on fundraising, covering everything from overcoming your fear of asking for money to selecting fundraising software.
How Board Members Can Become Effective Fundraisers
The Canadian Association provides a checklist to help board members successfully grapple with fundraising and offers a way for board members to assess their own participation.
From fundraising Consultant Tony Poderis, how-to for board members on becoming successful fundraisers.
The archives of the free monthly e-newsletter from John Brown, Ltd. contain short articles on an array of subjects, such as "Involving Board Members in Planned Giving Success" and "Achieving 100% Board Participation in Giving." You have to search through the past newsletters to find what you want but you may find other pertinent articles along the way.
Hiring a Development Director
From the National Housing Institute, a provocative article on how to hire a fundraiser or a director of development and what the difference is.
Trends and Practices
The Foundation Center is a premier resource for fundraising and philanthropy, with free webinars for grantseekers and a"Foundation Finder,"as well as a wealth of other information and services.
GuideStar posts the IRS 990 forms for all nonprofits, including lists of grants; also allows nonprofits to create their own organizational profile and online newsletter. This can be used to market your organization and provide donors with accurate information about your nonprofit. Registration required. Some services require a fee.
Foundation Finder offers basic information about hundreds of foundations. Some information is free.
The Philanthropy News Digestpublishes RFPs and notices of awards as a free service for grant-making organizations and nonprofits.
Grants. gov helps you find and apply for competitive grants from all Federal grant-making agencies.
New York City lists Requests for Proposals. For other funding opportunities, consult website of relevant agencies.
Gifts in Kind is a national clearing house for donated products. Look here for the local affiliate through which to apply. This site also includes links to companies that make in-kind gifts directly.
NY Charities is a free site dedicated to helping everyone donate time, money or talent to New York's 98,000 + charities. For New York state nonprofits, it offers online donation and events collection and provides a tax receipt to donor.
The Network for Good allows visitors to volunteer or donate online.
GroundSpringoffers low-cost bulk email services and donation-collection, as well as traiing and information about internet in fundraising.