We have selected some of our favorite resource links to share with you. If you come across some others that you feel would be good to add to our list, please let us know.
Greater New York Area Organizations
- Association of Fundraising Professionals, New York Chapter (http://www.nycafp.org) The New York Chapter is the founding chapter of the AFP. The Chapter is a vital and unparalleled source of information and resources—from workshops and informal networking opportunities to Fundraising Day in New York, the world's largest one-day conference on philanthropy each June, and National Philanthropy Day celebrations in November of each year.
- The Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York (www.ppggny.org) The Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York (PPGGNY) is a membership organization that promotes the concept of charitable gift planning, provides educational opportunities and advocates on behalf of the gift planning profession. PPGGNY is dedicated to the continuing education of its members who are planned giving officers, fundraising professionals, attorneys, accountants, trust officers and those in allied fields, on a wide range of gift planning topics, particularly in the areas of charitable intent, tax law, ethics, marketing, and investments. PPGGNY provides an informal forum where members learn about the latest developments in the industry and related fields.
- Association of Development Officers (www.adoonline.org) The Association of Development Officers (ADO) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of fundraising and philanthropy in Westchester County and the Lower Hudson Valley. ADO achieves this through raising public awareness and interest in philanthropy and charitable giving; promoting high ethical fundraising standards; and providing educational opportunities for those involved or interested in the field of fundraising.
- Women in Development (www.widny.org) Women in Development-New York (WID-NY) is a membership organization whose mission is to maintain a supportive and collegial network through which women in development and related fields can assist one another’s professional growth. Through its programs and services, WID-New York affords women at all levels of the profession the opportunity to augment professional training and expand career opportunities. Members are dedicated to the advancement of women in their fundraising careers while upholding the highest professional standards.
- Association of Fundraising Professionals (www.afpnet.org) The Association of Fundraising Professional (AFP) represents more than 31,000 members in more than 240 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through education, training, research, and advocacy. The association fosters the development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.
- CFRE International (www.cfre.org) As stewards of the public trust, Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) International certifies fundraising professionals who demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and commitment to the highest standards of ethical and professional practice in serving the philanthropic sector. CFRE International fulfills this mission by establishing and administering a voluntary certification process based on current and valid standards that measure competency in the practice of philanthropic fundraising. CFRE International promotes voluntary certification, in dialogue with government and other bodies globally, as the preferred alternative to licensure and/or government regulation.
- Candid (http://www.candid.org) In February 2019, the Foundation Center and GuideStar merged to form Candid, an important organization that aims to connect nonprofit professionals with an unprecedented array of data and research. Through this partnership, the two organizations have combined an enormous volume of data and research assets under one roof, potentially creating a one-stop-shop for nonprofits looking for game-changing insight into today’s giving trends. The New York-based resource center is located at 32 Old Slip, 24th Floor. GuideStar, the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, can be reached at http://www.guidestar.org.
- BoardSource (www.boardsource.org) BoardSource provides resources to nonprofit leaders through workshops, training, and an extensive Web-based database; governance consultants who work directly with nonprofit leaders to design specialized solutions to meet an organization's needs; the most comprehensive selection of material on nonprofit governance, including a large selection of booklets, books, videotapes, and audiotapes; and an annual conference that brings together approximately 600 board members and chief executives of nonprofit organizations from around the world.
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy (www.philanthropy.com) The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the newspaper of the nonprofit world. It is the No. 1 news source, in print and online, for charity leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise. In print, The Chronicle is published biweekly except the last two weeks in June and the last two weeks in December (a total of 24 issues a year). A subscription includes full access to its website and news updates by e-mail.
- The NonProfit Times (www.nptimes.com) The NonProfit Times, published 24 times a year, is read by over 36,000 nonprofit executives across the country. Each issue is packed with hard-hitting and useful business information on managing organizations more effectively.
Philanthropy and Fundraising Management Education
- Columbia University, Master of Science in Nonprofit Management (http://www.ce.columbia.edu/nonprofit-management) Columbia's Nonprofit Management program is a highly focused, rigorous course of study designed to educate graduate students in the essential tools of fundraising management and nonprofit administration. The program is designed both for individuals who are planning to enter the nonprofit sector either as fundraisers or as managers, as well as for those already in the field who wish to broaden their skills in pursuit of professional advancement.
- New York University, School of Professional Studies (https://www.sps.nyu.edu/professional-pathways/certificates/global-affairs-and-fundraising/fundraising.html) NYU offers a Certificate in Fundraising that covers topics such as building an effective board, nonprofit ethics, annual and capital campaign management and grant proposal writing.
- Milano, The New School for Public Engagement (http://www.newschool.edu/milano) Milano's Nonprofit Management Program was founded in 1979 as one of the first academic programs in the U.S. to focus on the singular issues of nonprofit institutions. Today, the program continues to serve as a beacon and a pioneer in the nonprofit sector and to play an active role in the development of model research, curricula, and instructional materials, as well as methods for nonprofit management programs worldwide.
- Lily Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University (philanthropy.iupui.edu) The Lily Family School at Indiana University is a leading academic center dedicated to increasing the understanding of philanthropy and improving its practice through research, teaching, public service and public affairs. Founded in 1987, School offers a variety of degrees, certificates and courses.
- Independent Sector (www.independentsector.org) Independent Sector (IA) is the leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world. Its nonpartisan coalition of approximately 575 organizations leads, strengthens and mobilizes the charitable community to fulfill its vision of a just and inclusive society and a healthy democracy of active citizens, effective institutions, and vibrant communities.
- National Center for Charitable Statistics (www.nccs.urban.org) The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. NCCS is a program of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy (CNP) at the Urban Institute.