Resources

There are many other organizations to assist nonprofits seeking funding. Here are a few examples:

Capital Campaign Support
Databases/Technology
Demographics
Finding Funding
Fundraising Training and Philanthropy Research
Nonprofit Management and Social Enterprise
Other Resources

 

This list of resources is provided for informational purposes only.  The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts does not specifically endorse any of these resources.

 

Capital Campaign Support

1.  Capital Campaign Scheduling Committee
Charlene Smolkowicz, csmolkowicz42@comcast.net

This group provides for the orderly access to philanthropic capital for needed plant and equipment by not-for-profit, non-governmental agencies with a direct impact on Hampden County.

2.  MassDevelopment
Western MA Office
1441 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-731-8848
Phone: 800-445-8030
www.massdevelopment.com

Provides financing for Massachusetts’ nonprofit organizations for construction/capital projects including bonds, direct loans, guarantees, and development assistance.

3.  Nonprofit Finance Fund
95 Berkeley Street, Suite 410
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-423-1892
Fax: 617-574-4799
www.nonprofitfinancefund.org

Provides financial and advisory services (often with other partners) to plan, finance, and implement strategic vision by making the connection between money, management, and vision.

Databases/Technology

Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network                 http://nten.org/about

Aspiration                                                                    www.aspirationtech.org

TechSoup.org                                                             www.techsoup.org

GiftWorks (fundraising software)                               www.missionresearch.com

Demographics

1. Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
J. Edward Christian Municipal Office Building
26 Central Street, Suite 34
West Springfield, MA 01089-2787
Phone: 413- 781-6045
Fax: 413-732-2593
www.pvpc.org

This organization provides a link to local, county, state and national databases.

2. Economic Development Data & Information
www.cerc.com/eddi is an online database of economic and demographic information for Connecticut and Western Massachusetts and its metro areas, counties and towns.

Finding Funding
1.  Springfield City Library
220 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-263-6828
www.springfieldlibrary.org

Access to the Foundation Center’s Cooperating Collection of national funders.

2.  Grants.Gov

www.grants.gov
Electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.

Fundraising Training and Philanthropy Research

1.  Associated Grant Makers                         
http://www.agmconnect.org
Founded in 1969, Associated Grant Makers, Inc. is the only regional association of grant makers, both foundations and corporations with giving programs, serving in making grants in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. This leadership organization for philanthropy provides service to the philanthropic community.

2.  Association of Fundraising Professionals                                     
http://www.afpnet.org
AFP is an international the professional association working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs.

3.  Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University                                             
www.philanthropy.iupui.edu

4.  The Chronicle of Philanthropy                                                                
http://philanthropy.com
Newspaper for nonprofits. Information about granting opportunities, current events in and impacting the nonprofit sector, and job postings.

5.  Women in Philanthropy (Western Massachusetts)   
www.wipwm.org
A professional organization for women in western Massachusetts for those who are, have been, or wish to be, affiliated with nonprofit organizations, whose primary responsibilities include generating resources.  It is the mission of Women in Philanthropy to support the professional advancement of its members.

 
Nonprofit Management and Social Enterprise
1.  Human Service Forum
100 Whiting Farms Road, Suite 3
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-693-0205
www.humanserviceforum.org

A membership organization that provides a voice for human service organizations through leadership, information, advocacy, recognition, public relations, and capacity building. Provides training on a variety of topics pertaining to nonprofit management.

2.  BoardSource.org
www.boardsource.org

3.  HersheyCause Website    
http://www.hersheycause.com

4.  The book – “Good to Great and the Social Sectors” by Jim Collins

5.  Stanford Social Innovation Review         
www.ssireview.org

6.  Support Center for Nonprofit Management
www.supportctr.org

 

Other Resources

1.  Guidestar  
www.guidestar.org

2.  Internal Revenue Service
Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division
Customer Service
P.O. Box 2508
Cincinnati, OH 45201
Phone: 877-829-5500
Fax: 513-263-3756
Able to provide current 501(c)(3) determination letters.

www.irs.gov/eo   Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits.   This site includes many resources for tax exempt entities.

3Intern Here www.InternHere.com provides internships to students in the Knowledge Corridor. This state of the art website provides a forum to advertise internships throughout western Massachusetts and Connecticut.

4. Lawyers Clearinghouse www.lawyersclearinghouse.org Matches nonprofits with pro bono lawyers.

4.  UMASS Center for Public Policy and Administration       www.masspolicy.org

5. United States Postal Service
Providing in-depth information on Direct Mail approaches. www.usps.com/directmail

This list of resources is provided for informational purposes only.  The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts does not specifically endorse any of these resources.