Information and frequently asked questions on all nonprofit issues
Nonprofit Finance Fund
Technical assistance and loans to nonprofit organizations undertaking capital projects and facility improvements. Short-term financing up to $500,000 is available at below market rates.
Free Management Library
Does your nonprofit need an advisory council? For the answer to this and other nonprofit management questions, check out this online library for nonprofits and for-profits.
How To Read the New IRS Form 990
Thanks to the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCCNY) for letting us use this report.
A company aimed at providing counseling to nonprofits that help strengthen financial management
Produces, distributes and promotes public service campaigns on behalf of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits can apply to be an AdCouncil campaign.
The Benton Foundation
Excellent free resources on communication.
The Center for Plain Language
Plain language matters. The center is an advocate for clear communication and plain language—information you can find, understand and use.
The Goodman Center
Many useful resources to improve communications.
Excellent resource for marketing the arts.
Communications and marketing resources (focus on social justice).
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
The Long Island Chapter of the AFP offers monthly seminars as well as an array of skills trainings, including a mentoring program. Additionally, at National Philanthropy Day, mid-November, AFP hosts a full-day program of workshops.
p – 631.249.5008
f – 631.249.5010
The Foundation Center
79 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003-3076
p – 212.620.4230 or 800.424.9836
The Foundation Center produces a database of funding resources accessible on Long Island at three libraries. The libraries house this database along with the Cooperating Collections, providing a core collection of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services. Each of the libraries has a librarian who is familiar with the database and collection and can offer assistance.
Combines the best in fundraising expertise and technology to provide innovative fundraising support to nonprofit organizations.
Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies. The site is the single access point for more than 1,000 grant programs offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies.
The Grantsmanship Center
Regularly providing intensive training in the New York metropolitan area, the Grantsmanship Center also provides a great deal of helpful information on their website.
p – 213.482.9863
Helps nonprofit organizations use the Internet effectively for fundraising. Offers tips on how to improve your email outreach.
Huntington Public Library
338 Main St.
Huntington, NY 11743
p – 631.427.5165
An online source for fundraising and social networking. Karma411 provides you with the tools to organize your friends and colleagues in a group and take action, start a campaign to raise money and awareness for your organization and network with like-minded individuals.
Levittown Public Library
1 Bluegrass Lane
Levittown, NY 11756
p – 516.731.5728
Network for Good
Great fundraising resource. Visitors are able to donate to their organizations online.
The Riverhead Free Library
330 Court St.
Riverhead, NY 11901
p – 631.727.3228
Publications with online access:
Grassroots Fundraising Journal
Excellent resource for fundraising basics
As a nonprofit organization, it is to your advantage to see what sites donors and potential donors visit.
See what your organization’s 990 looks like online. Check out other nonprofits. Consider the marketing potential of the 990.
See what donors see when they compare charities and find ones that they can trust.
New York Charites.org
Manage online contributions and go where donors go.
Be sure to review carefully the funding guidelines for foundations and make sure that your organization and/or program fits with what the foundations fund.
Are your organization’s human resources documents up to date? Check out our new comprehensive Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement template (PDF 496MB).
Adler & Colvin
Specializing in the nonprofit law, SAC is a California law firm that serves the U.S. and abroad. The website provides a frequently asked questions page for nonprofits on legal issues.
Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest
CLPI works to promote, support and protect nonprofit advocacy and lobbying.
Community and Economic Development Clinic
Focus is grassroots, nonprofit organizations working for social justice
Lawyers Alliance of New York
p – 212.219.1800
Pro Bono Partnership
White Plains, NY
p – 914.328.0674
Product philanthropy. Links resources to organizations, people and communities in need.
Innovation Network is a nonprofit evaluation, research and consulting firm. They provide knowledge and expertise to help nonprofits and funders learn from their work to improve their results.
The Center for Evaluation Innovation
The Center works with other organizations to develop and then share new ideas and solutions to evaluation challenges.
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
GEO is a powerful coalition of 350 grantmaking organizations committed to building strong and effective nonprofit organizations.
National Center for Charitable Statistics
The National Center for Charitable Statistics is the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.
The Standards of Excellence Institute
A national institute to promote the highest standards of ethics and accountability in nonprofits.
The Giving Institute
The Giving Institute educates and engages members in the ethical delivery of counsel and related services to nonprofits through research, advocacy, and best practices.
Center for Ethical Leadership
The Center for Ethical Leadership cultivates leadership and builds capacity for change, helping communities tap collective wisdom in service of the common good.
The Ethics Resource Center
The Ethics Resource Center (ERC) is a private, nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and the advancement of high ethical standards and practices in public and private institutions.
In addition to the workshops offered at the Center for Nonprofit Leadership, other organizations offer ongoing workshops on various capacity-building topics.
Bethpage Federal Credit Union has an Executive Leadership Series in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Association of Fundraising Professionals, Long Island Chapter.
Citibank has a workshop series.
Continuing Education, School of Social Work
Adelphi University: Summer Institute during July features nonprofit workshops
New York City
Support Center for Nonprofit Management
p – 212.924.6744
The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee
A membership organization
p – 212.502.4191
p – 212.219.1800
p – 212.383.1433
The Foundation Center
p – 800.424.9836
A number of blogs dedicated to nonprofit issues are proliferating.
Philip Cubeta created a blog that focuses on philanthropy, but the discussions also include governance and other issues.
Trent Stamp’s Take
This blog’s commentaries come from Stamp, the CEO of Charity Navigator, and talk about what’s right and wrong in philanthropy.
White Courtesy Telephone
From Albert Ruesga, a foundation exec, this blog contains discussion about governance, nonprofit leadership and the public’s trust in nonprofits.
The founder and president of DC Central Kitchen and award-winning author maintains a blog about the nonprofit sector and legislation that affects it.
Give and Take
The Chronicle of Philanthropy features nonprofit-related blogs and their current subjects.
Andrew Wolk, founder and CEO of Root Cause, writes about how all three sectors of society—public, private and nonprofit—can work together to advance social innovation.
Named a Philanthropy Game Changer by Huffington Post, this blog speaks to the future of philanthropy.
Nonprofit Blog Exchange
This social bookmarking blog links to new posts from other nonprofit-related blogs.
A blog of opinion and commentary from Philanthropy News Digest.
Boards of All-Volunteer Organizations