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Fundraising and Grant Writing
FUNDRAISING AND GRANT WRITING FOR NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
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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.
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:
Proposal Writing for Grants
Research and Development Contracts
Small Business--Research Grants
Total Quality Management
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Most EBSCO databases are searchable with Library of Congress Subject headings, thus allowing for greater precision in searching
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**California** Business Portal
"This website provides a portal to a number of resources for starting, growing, financing, expanding or relocating a business in
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. [
Non-Profit Guides: Grant Writing Tools for Non-Profit Organizations
An overview of
, with sample proposal summaries, inquiry letters, cover letters, and applications. The site is "specifically designed to assist established, experienced private and public non-profit organizations and entities. The guides will not assist individuals or start-up organizations." [
Finding Your Funding Model
- Downloadable guide from Bridgespan Group
written by Foundation Center on Sustainability
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." [
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
This "step-by-step process in the search for private dollars" covers the gathering of background information; the components of a proposal; how to
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
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 Studies
by 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 Grants
American 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
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 Series
by 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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