Charlotte Mecklenburg Library serves as the flagship training Foundation Info Network (FIN) partner for NC and SC with Foundation Center.
Through this partnership, the Library provides access to resources that help you:
- learn the fundamentals of grant seeking,
- prospect research effectively,
- attend workshops on topics relevant to nonprofits and
- check out print and full-text e-books on starting a nonprofit, nonprofit board development and management, fundraising and more.
Where will I find access?
Access to premium Foundation Center online resources, including the Foundation Directory Online Professional and Foundation Maps, is available in-house at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library regional locations and Main Library. Library staff can assist users with accessing these resources during regular library hours.
Connect with these tools if you are at a library location with the links provided below.
Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.
Foundation Center Online Professional is the premier resource for locating in-depth information about grant makers and their grants. This resource is available for in-library use only. Please visit your local branch for access.
Free source of basic directory information for foundations and nonprofits; research nonprofit tax forms for specific recipients and amounts of private giving. User registration required.
A data visualization platform for global philanthropy, revealing patterns of giving, funding relationships, areas where philanthropy has made an impact. This resource is available for in-library use only. Please visit your local branch for access.
Comprehensive database of foundations providing support for individuals including scholarships, student loans, fellowships, internships, and more.
Free access to thousands of case studies, evaluations, white papers, and issue briefs on some of the world's most pressing social problems.
A daily news service of the Foundation Center, is a compendium, of philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets.
Grantspace offers free, easy to use, self-service tools to help nonprofits worldwide become more viable grant applicants and build strong organizations.
Provides key information about U.S. nonprofits including foundations, scholarships, research centers, trusts, religious organizations, hospitals and others.
Nonprofit Programs and Events
Learn about business plans, how to develop your business, & SCORE support services. If you are not using the free library research services for collecting reliable information on competitors, prospects, suppliers, market data and more...find out how.
Rocky Cabagnot, Nonprofit Advocate and Lawyer, will discuss corporate governance as it pertains to your NC Nonprofit Board. Great for both new board members unfamiliar with serving on nonprofit boards and a great refresher for veteran board members.
Learn the basics of successful grant seeking and how to get started using Foundation Directory Online to find potential private foundation funders for your 501c3 nonprofit. Participants must be comfortable working in the Windows environment and using the Internet.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Nonprofit Services
Phone: (704) 416-0101
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