Knowledge is power. These useful websites provide education and information that strengthen the work of nonprofits.
Arts and Business Council · www.artsandbusinesscouncil.org
Brings business professionals and nonprofit arts administrators together to increase creativity and improve management using the complimentary skills of each other. This organization also helps with board development.
Associated Grant Makers · www.agmconnect.org
A regional association of grantmakers that provides support, information and services to grantmakers and grant seekers. It is of special value to nonprofits engaged in corporate and foundation fundraising.
Board Source · www.boardsource.org
Provides information and services for strengthening and mobilizing nonprofit boards.
Bridgespan · www.bridgespan.org
Helps nonprofits with strategy, networking and building strong leadership teams.
Chronicle for Philanthropy · www.philanthropy.com
A newspaper for the nonprofit sector.
Council on Foundations · www.cof.org/Locator
Find your local community foundation.
Executive Service Corps of New England · www.escne.org
Provides affordable management consulting for nonprofits.
Foundation Center · www.fdncenter.org
Helps nonprofits increase their sources of funding.
Guidestar · www.guidestar.org
Search engine to locate nonprofits nationwide.
Harvard Business School Association of Boston · www.hbsab.org
Provides pro-bono business consulting to nonprofit organizations of the Greater Boston area.
Lawyers Clearinghouse · www.lawyersclearinghouse.org
The Lawyers Clearinghouse provides pro bono legal services to nonprofit organizations and groups seeking nonprofit status, as well as educational programs for nonprofit organizations and lawyers.
Massachusetts Nonprofit Network · www.massnonprofitnet.org
A statewide network for nonprofits focused on advocacy, public awareness and capacity building. Check out their resource directory, which lists professionals and services in many different departments of nonprofit management.
Nonprofit Jobs Cooperative · http://nonprofitjobscoop.org
For both nonprofit employers and nonprofit job seekers.
Nonprofit Finance Fund · www.nonprofitfinancefund.org
A national organization offering nonprofits financial and advisory services, loans, lines of credit, asset building programs, workshops and business analyses.
Nonprofit Net Inc. · www.nonprofitnet.us
A networking team that helps nonprofits fundraise, find board members, recruit volunteers and improve operations.
SCORE Northeastern Massachusetts · www.scorenemass.org
Free face-to-face business counseling services to nonprofits and small businesses. Focus on planning, management of operations, financial management, and sales and marketing.
Southern New England Nonprofit Directory · www.sneconsultant.org
Find local grantwriters and other specialized consultants.
Support Center for Nonprofit Management · www.supportcenteronline.org
The Support Center provides a range of services designed to increase the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations and their leaders, enabling them to better serve their communities.
Technical Development Corps · www.tdcorp.org
Offers consulting and business management skills to the nonprofit sector.
Tech Soup · www.techsoup.org
Extremely affordable resource for nonprofits to purchase software at discounted rates.
Third Sector New England · www.tsne.org
Runs the Executive Transitions Program (ETP) which helps nonprofits find an interim CEO or ED while they are in between hires. Also offers a capacity building program.
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley · supportunitedway.org
A funding source for agencies in eastern Massachusetts devoted to improving the quality of life for children and their families.
AGM's Grant Resource Center
The GRC helps grant seekers locate funding sources by offering free access to "The Associated Grant Makers Directory" and the Foundation Center's "Foundation Directory Online" databases.
There are two GRC locations north of Boston:
Grant Resource Center at ECCF
Essex County Community Foundation, See Grants Resource Center page for more info.
Grant Resource Center at NECC
NECC Lawrence Campus Library, 45 Frankin St. Lawrence, MA 01841