Welcome and Overview

The Shasta College Library offers a variety of materials to assist you with your research and course preparation, including books, e-books, print periodicals, online periodical and encyclopedia databases, DVDs, videos, and more. The resources below are just a sample of what is available to you through your library, both in hard copy and online, 24/7.

General Collection

The library catalog is the author/title/subject guide to the library's more than 80,000 books, videos, and DVDs. Some terms that are used to retrieve resources on finance for nonprofits include:

Fund Raising
Nonprofit Organizations
Proposal Writing for Grants
Research and Development Contracts
Research Grants
Small Business--Research Grants
Student Aid
Student Loans
Total Quality Management

Online Databases
  • Provide access to current events, research, and Government resources
  • Many publications are available in full text
  • Most EBSCO databases are searchable with Library of Congress Subject headings, thus allowing for greater precision in searching

Select Internet Sites. For additional sites, visit the Internet Public Library:

  • **California** Business Portal "This website provides a portal to a number of resources for starting, growing, financing, expanding or relocating a business in California.

  • Center for Non Profit Resources, Shasta College, Center for Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) offers services to all Shasta County nonprofit & philanthropic organizations and the people who staff and support those organizations. Its mission has been to help nonprofit and philanthropic organizations thrive.

  • Fiscal Sponsor Directory Connecting community projects with fiscal sponsors. The information on fiscal sponsorship for organizations still in the process of seeking nonprofit status can be found at: Community Resource Center >>
  • Nonprofit Good Practice Guide This site offers "articles, standards of practice, resources, and glossaries" for nonprofit management. Topics include fundraising and financial stability, governance, staff development and organizational capacity, accountability and evaluation, volunteer management, communications and marketing, management and leadership, advocacy, and technology. Searchable. From the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership, Grand Valley State University. []

  • Northern California Grantmakers "is an association of over 150 grantmaking organizations. As a rule, NCG does not make grants." The mission of NCG is to "promote the well-being of people and their communities in balance with a healthy environment by the thoughtful and creative use of private wealth and resources for public benefit." []

  • On Philanthropy This site "is a global resource for non-profit and philanthropy professionals. It is free of charge and features several industry-leading e-mail newsletters." Includes news and analysis back to 2001 on topics such as fundraising, marketing, government relations, corporate giving, and foundations. From a U.S. fundraising and philanthropic services company. []

  • Proposal **Writing** Short Course external image clearpixel.gifThis "step-by-step process in the search for private dollars" covers the gathering of background information; the components of a proposal; how to write the executive summary, the statement of need, and the project description; and assembling a budget. From the Foundation Center, an "authority on philanthropy ... dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public." []

  • Shasta Regional Community Foundation is a "tax-exempt charitable organization working to enhance the quality of life for all people in the North State region. Founded in 1999, the roots of the Community Foundation can be found in the passions of a group of residents concerned with the wellbeing of future North State generations." The Community Foundation provides grants and leadership assistance. []

Books in the Shasta College library Online E-book collection, 24/7 to Shasta College students and faculty (partial list):

    • Boards That Love Fundraising: a How-To Guide for Your Board by Robert Zimmerman, Jossey Bass, 2004.
    • Dictionary of Nonprofit Terms and Concepts Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studiesby David Horton Smith, Indiana University Press, 2006.
    • Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits: Real-world Srategies That Work by Ilona Bray, Nolo, 2005.
    • Ethical Fundraising : A Guide for Nonprofit Boards and Fundraisers: AFP Fund Development Series by Janice Gow Pettey, John Wiley, 2008.
    • Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations: Policies and Practices by J.T. Zeitlow, John Wiley, 2007.
    • Fundraising in Times of Crisis by Kim Klein, Jossy Bass, 2004.
    • Fundraising on eBay: How to Raise Big Money on the World's Greatest Online Marketplace by Greg Holden, McGraw-Hill, 2005.
    • Grant Application Writer's Handbook by L Reif-Lehrer, Jones and Bartlett, 2005.
    • How To Grants Manual: Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private GrantsAmerican Council on Education/Praeger Series on Higher Education; by David G. Bauer, Greenwood Publishing, 2007.
    • How to Write a Grant Proposal by Cheryl Carter New, John Wiley, 2003.
    • IRS Form 990: Tax Preparation Guide for Nonprofits by Jody Blazek, John Wiley, 2004.
    • The Nonprofit Handbook, Fund Raising by James M. Greenfield, John Wiley, 2001.
    • Nonprofit Law for Religious Organizations: Essential Questions & Answers by Bruce R. Hopkins, John Wiley, 2008.
    • Special Events: Proven Strategies for Nonprofit Fundraising by Alan Wendroff, John Wiley, 2004.
    • Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing and Advocacy Chardon Press Series by Rinku Sen, John Wiley, 2003.
    • Tools for Radical Democracy: How to Organize for Power in Your Community, Chardon Press Seriesby Joan Minieri, John Wiley, 2007.
    • Winning Grants: Step By Step Jossey-Bass Nonprofit Guidebook Series by Mim Carlson, John Wiley, 2008

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  • Faculty teaching solely online and students enrolled solely for Internet courses and those working or taking classes at a Distance Education site should follow this link to obtain their library card: Online library card application Note: Faculty members should enter their Shasta College ID# in the Student ID field)
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