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, Greater New York Chapter (www.nycafp.org)
The Greater New York Chapter is the founding chapter of the AFP. The Chapter is a vital and unparalleled source of information and resources for the New York area—from workshops and informal networking opportunities to Fundraising Day in New York, the largest one-day conference in the world on philanthropic topics each June, and National Philanthropy Day celebrations in November of each year.
- The Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York (www.ppggny.org)
The Planned Giving 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 from of 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 the Hudson Valley Region. 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 (WID), New York 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 nearly 28,000 members in more than 190 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through education, training, research and advocacy. The association fosters 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.
- The Foundation Center (www.fdncenter.org)
The mission of the Foundation Center is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. Established in 1956, and today supported by more than 600 foundations, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. Its New York center is located at 79 Fifth Avenue (at 16th Street). Its phone number is 212-620-4230 and can also be reached at www.foundationcenter.org/newyork
- 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.
- Guidestar (www.guidestar.org)
Guidestar's mission is to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice with information. Guidestar envisions the evolution of an increasingly efficient nonprofit marketplace where information about the operations and finances of nonprofit organizations is readily accessible; donors seek out and compare charities; nonprofit organizations pursue more efficient operating practices; and society benefits from a more efficient, generous, and well-targeted allocation of resources to the nonprofit sector. Guidestar provides a list of over 600,000 nonprofits nationwide and provides free access to IRS Forms 990.
- 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 34,000 full-time nonprofit executives around 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 Fundraising Management (www.ce.columbia.edu/fundraising)
The Columbia University Fundraising Management program is a highly focused, rigorous course of study designed to educate 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, The George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising (www.scps.nyu.edu/phil)
The NYU Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising offers a diverse curriculum that covers topics such as building an effective board, nonprofit ethics, annual and capital campaign management and grant proposal writing. They offer certificates and a summer intensive program.
- Milano, The New School for Public Engagement (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.
- The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University (www.philanthropy.iupui.edu)
The Center on Philanthropy 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, the Center is a part of the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
- 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 in order 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.