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The following resources may be helpful to nonprofits seeking funding, helpful tools and capacity building support.
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Advances philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The Golden Gate Chapter programs provide mentoring, platforms to meet and talk about the profession and address current issues.
Offers a menu of ideas, information, opinion, news and resources to help board members and nonprofits.
California Association of Nonprofits (CAN)
Answers questions for members on a variety of topics, including HR labor law, insurance and risk management, retirement plans and more.
Is a nonprofit training and consulting organization based in Oakland that helps build capacity for organizations and their leaders. They also host peer networks and have a range of tools and resources on their website.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Provides news, foundation information, resources and tools.
The Foundation Center
Advances knowledge about philanthropy through data, analysis, and training. It connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed, maintaining the most comprehensive database on grant makers in the U.S. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.
Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT)
Offers practical, how-to instruction on fundraising strategies such as direct mail, special events, major gift campaigns and online fundraising. They also promote the connection between fundraising, social justice and movement-building.
Provides low-cost products and services for nonprofits, articles and how-to’s, free and low-cost webinars and forums, and other helpful resources