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AtoZ Databases - Useful for market research, prospect lists and mailing lists. The database includes over 135 million households, and can be searched by location, zip code, income and more. Includes lifestyle data, such as charitable donations and interests in the arts and culture. Download lists to an Excel file. Available for use at home or office with a Poudre Library card.

Business Source Premier - Full text for thousands of business journals covering all aspects of business and nonprofit management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more. Indexes Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing, International Journal of Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Marketing, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Nonprofit World. Available for use at home or office with a Poudre Library card.

Colorado Creative Industries - This is the premier site for grants and programs in the arts across Colorado.

Colorado Grants Guide - This tool is a comprehensive grants database containing hundreds of profiles of funders that support Colorado nonprofit organizations. The database allows grant-seekers to research funders that support a specific area of interest, geographic location or type of grant such as general operating support or capital campaigns. Due to licensing restrictions, this site is not available for at-home use, but is available on-site at Harmony, Old Town and Council Tree Libraries.

Colorado Nonprofit Association - This site gives a step-by-step guide to starting a nonprofit. Also provides addresses and websites for Colorado nonprofit information.

Colorado Nonprofit Development Center - Assists emerging charitable groups by providing them with management services, fiscal sponsorship, and guidance in developing best practices.

Colorado Secretary of State - Contact the Secretary of State’s office to determine the process for incorporation as a nonprofit organization, as well as for general reporting procedures.

Community Resource Center - The Community Resource Center offers programs to help explore the issues involved in starting a nonprofit. One-on-one consulting and technical assistance is available on a fee basis to guide you through the process. CRC offers grantwriting and other courses of interest to nonprofits and publishes the Colorado Grants Guide.

Fort Fund - The objective of Fort Fund is to provide grants to local organizations for events that foster, encourage, and promote cultural activities, tourism, and other events. Events may be artistic, ethnic, historic, educational or recreational in nature and reflect the values and traditions of Fort Collins.

Foundation Center - The Foundation Center is the most authoritative source of information on private philanthropy in the United States. The Foundation Center helps grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public better understand the field of philanthropy. Their website is designed to guide you quickly to the information you are looking for—instruction on funding research, help with proposal writing, tools for locating prospective funders, news and research on the field, or a library or training class near you. Poudre River Public Library District/Front Range Community College Harmony Library is a Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner.

Foundation Center Network Funding Partner (brochure)

Foundation Directory Online - FDO is the nation's leading online resource for finding potential funders. Updated weekly, Foundation Directory Online provides details of more than 250,000 U.S. foundations and corporate donors, over 3 million recent grants, and over 500,000 key decision makers. Available on-site at Harmony Library and Old Town Library.

Foundation Grants to Individuals - FGI is a database of nearly 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Available on-site at Harmony Library and Old Town Library.

Grants.gov - Grants.gov is the clearinghouse for information about government grants. If you are applying for ANY federal government grant, you must register and file through Grants.gov.

Grantsmanship Center - For private and public nonprofits, offers training and publications to help organizations plan solid programs, write logical, compelling grant proposals and create earned income opportunities. Membership organization.

Grantspace.org - Grantspace.org is the Foundation Center's learning community for the social/nonprofit sector. GrantSpace offers information and resources on all aspects of nonprofit management, grantseeking, fundraising, board development, and more. Also offers free training, podcasts, online chats, workshops and more. Premier site for working with nonprofits and for grantwriting tips.

Information Sources for Nonprofits - Lists of websites for nonprofit management.

Northern Colorado Nonprofit Resource Center - Provides quality management support services to help strengthen and connect Northern Colorado nonprofits. Monthly training and networking programs.

Society for Nonprofit Organizations - A membership organization for nonprofit directors and board members. Offers educational opportunities, enrichment series, measurement/outcomes-based evaluation courses, GrantStation access, fundraising guides, magazines and reports, how to start a nonprofit, and much more. Membership fees.

Starting a Nonprofit (brochure)


Grantwriting

Philanthropy In/Sight® - An interactive mapping tool designed for grantmakers, advisors, policymakers, researchers, academics. It combines the Foundation Center's data on grantmakers and their grants with Google maps. Useful for creating maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships. Available on-site at Harmony Library and Old Town Library.


Starting & Running a Nonprofit

Grantspace.org - The Foundation Center's learning community for the social/nonprofit sector. GrantSpace offers information and resources on all aspects of nonprofit management, grantseeking, fundraising, board development, and more. Also offers free training, podcasts, online chats, workshops and more. Essential site for nonprofits.


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