Monday, March 9, 2015

Resources for Nonprofits

If you work for a nonprofit, using your time and money efficiently is no doubt a necessity. Are you looking for grant opportunities? Do your staff need training on desktop software? Do you need to find partners or vendors to accomplish your goals? Fresno County Public Library offers a wide range of free services that may help you.

Grants and Nonprofit Center
Take advantage of the Library’s Grants and Nonprofit Center at the Central Library in downtown Fresno. Get access to free grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, as well as the Foundation Center’s electronic resources. Use these databases to find detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, an extensive file of recent grants awarded by the nation's top funders and interactive mapping tools. In-depth training on any of the Center’s resources is available free of charge from the Library. Call (559) 600 - 6201 to make an appointment with a Librarian.

Nolo Guides for Nonprofits via the Legal Information Reference Center
With a valid library card, you get free access to a number of Nolo legal guides designed for nonprofits such as How to Form a Nonprofit Organization, Every Nonprofit’s Tax Guides and Nonprofit Meetings, Minutes, and Records. Download and print a wide selection of legal forms. 

Reference USA
Find vendors or potential partners with Reference USA, an online residential and business directory. Pull up contact information for businesses within a specific geographic area; limit your search to certain types of organizations (e.g., non-profits, religious organizations, schools).

Would you like to learn more about how FCPL’s resources might benefit your organization? Call or email us today. WoW! librarians can meet with your staff, give a training, and issue library cards at your worksite.

FCPL databases provide cardholders with a vast amount of accurate, free online information. This blog post is a part of a weekly series highlighting FCPL databases and is tagged with the blog tag “Resource of the Week.”

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